The Interpreter’s Lab courses are taught by experienced educators that have extensive knowledge of the community interpreting field – that includes interpreting in health, legal and social service settings. Our students are introduced to the skills, techniques, professional standards, knowledge and competencies necessary to succeed as community interpreters. Our curriculum has been developed based on the National Standards Guide for Community Interpreting Services (NSGCIS), (which can be found in our Resources Section) and the extensive expertise and knowledge of our instructors.
You can register and take the full 4-program package or take each course one-by-one. Note that Interpreting in Community Settings is a prerequisite for all other courses.
35-hour level 1 course
ONLINE: $497 + GST
Working as a community interpreter is a dynamic and exciting career. Interpreting is a highly specialized profession that requires strong inter-personal and language skills - in addition to critical knowledge and ability. This lively, intensive short-course program covers core skills and competencies required of interpreters and provides a good overview for new interpreters.
50-hour Level 2 Course
ONLINE: $797 + GST
Interpreting in Healthcare Settings can be an emotionally challenging, but rewarding, context for interpreters. This course, is a second level program that provides fundamental skills to allow interpreters to work in healthcare settings confidently. This course covers medical and health care terminology, the role of the interpreter in healthcare settings, the health care system, cultural differences in health and wellness, and much more.
45-hour level 3 course
ONLINE: $897 + GST
Mental health settings can be one of the most complex of all the interpreting contexts. Combining health, culture, communication, the interpreter must navigate sensitive communication processes. This engaging and intensive educational program provides a unique training opportunity, the only one of its kind in Canada. This program will give interpreters the additional competencies to work in an area where specifically trained interpreters are in demand.
50-hour level 2 course
ONLINE: $897 + GST
Interpreting in legal settings requires a highly specialised knowledge of the law, legal language and legal/court procedures. This short-course is an intensive introduction to working in legal settings and the Canadian court system. It will provide students with a foundation to get them working in diverse legal settings such as the courtroom, tribunals, local police and RCMP settings – as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offices.