Special Programs and Workshops

Special Online Professional Development Series

The Interpreter's Lab is offering 2 special sessions this spring. More information on both of these events can be found on this page - simply scroll down for more.

  1. Simultaneous Interpreting: Skills for the Booth and the Courtroom
  2. TermHacks for Punjabi & Hindi Interpreters

1. Simultaneous Interpreting: Out of the Booth and in the Community

Join us for our 2020 Special Showcase Event and learn not only fundamental skills for interpreting in simultaneous mode, but also valuable information on how to keep on learning.

This 4-hour, online workshop is an intensive, hands-on, experiential learning session - designed for interpreters that work primarily in consecutive mode. Students will learn both theory and practice, as Evelyn takes you through a multi-layered process that will teach not only HOW but also WHY. Students will gain fundamental skills that will provide them with the ability to continue the learning process even after the workshop is over. Begin your journey to a new level of interpreting. Simultaneous mode of interpreting is being used more and more in all settings, especially in legal and courtroom sessions. Gain new skills and extend your work opportunities.

Students will receive a Certificate of Attendance signed by the instructor and the IL Director in addition to important links and information.

This is a special event produced by The Interpreter's Lab.

Watch the interview with Evelyn Cervantes - find out more and meet the instructor

REGISTER HERE for this Special Event

About the Instructor: Evelyn Cervantes

Evelyn resides in Costa Rica and is an accomplished conference interpreter and online interpreter instructor that has educated interpreters across North and South America to be able to work in simultaneous mode for remote settings. Evelyn graduated in 2002, from the University of Costa Rico, with a degree in Translations, and has been working as a dialogue (consecutive mode) and conference interpreter since that time - interpreting at high-level conferences for the governments of the last two Costa Rica administrations (Ministers and Vice-Presidents of the Republic). Evelyn is a Senior Quality Monitoring Specialist in charge of Quality Assurance for Stratus Video on video remote medical interpretation services and a dynamic, experienced instructor.

REGISTER HERE for this Special Event

Simultaneous Interpreting: Skills for the Booth and the Courtroom  -  a 4-hour session given in 2 parts:

Thursday, April 16, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (PST)


Thursday, April 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pm (PST)

Instructor: Evelyn Cervantes (Costa Rica)

Limited seating - 50% filled - only 10 seats available

Register by March 19th and receive a reduced rate - Sorry - early bird no longer available

  • Early Bird: $219 (only until March 19th)
  • Regular: $259 (March 19th to April 16th)


What are TermHacks? 

Short-course workshops that are intended to give interpreters additional skills and knowledge that build on their current abilities and also teach them how to start a self-guided learning plan.

These 2-hour short-course sessions will build on core concepts and research methods in one of 3 areas, while facilitating ongoing, independent learning.

This spring we are offering a language specific session for Punjabi & Hindi speakers. This workshop will focus a broad array of terms from community, health and legal settings, with a focus on how to create self-directed learning outside of the classroom.

TermHacks for Punjabi & Hindi Interpreters

When: Tuesday, April 7th 3pm to 5pm PST

Where: Online

Cost: $50

Seating:  limited to 20 participants

Registration: Register Here

Registered students will have access to the recordings for up to 15 days after the session.

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance