Interpreting in Community Settings – A Foundational Program (COM004 – September)


ONLINE:   September 14 – October 12, 2022| Wednesdays | 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (PST)

This lively, intensive short-course program covers core skills and competencies required of interpreters and provides a good overview for new interpreters.

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Course Title: Interpreting in Community Settings – A Foundational Program

Length: 35 hours

Format: This course is offered online via live, remote classroom learning. The course is comprised of 5 sessions in an online classroom with the instructor and others students, and a series of online modules and assignments that students complete in their own time. Students have access to the online modules for 3 months from the start date of the course.

Content Overview:

  • The role of the Community Interpreter
  • Critical skills for interpreters – memory, note-taking and listening
  • Ethics and standards of practice
  • Interpreting modes and settings
  • The interpreting market place
  • Interactive role – plays, case studies and lectures
  • Resources and links Student Manual Included