An Overview of Community and Medical Interpreting
A clear, concise guide to community interpreting as a profession with a special focus on medical, educational and social services interpreting.
Course length: 1.5 hours
Course access period: Two months
Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).
Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.
- Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
- Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to
- Define, compare and contrast community and medical interpreting.
- Discuss the history of community and medical interpreting.
- Determine which interpreting specializations are part of community interpreting.
What you will get:
- Your video host: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
- 8 interactive exercises, including a history quiz
- An introduction to communicative autonomy
- An analysis of interpreting specializations
- Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
- Course completion certificate
How this lesson will improve your practice:
- You will have a deeper understanding of community (and medical) interpreting: what it is, how it works, whom it serves.
- You will see how you, as a community interpreter, fit into the larger profession and its many specializations.
- Community interpreting as a field will no longer confuse you.
- You will know which areas of your practice fall under the umbrella of community interpreting.