Advance Your Skills in Note-taking for Interpreters

SKU#: 37 Note-Taking Skills
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A step-by-step guide on adapting conference interpreting note-taking techniques to community and medical interpreting based on the Rozan method, symbols and abbreviations.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language.

Course length: 2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. See our FAQ for information on purchasing course access extensions or purchase your course extension here. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Washington State Court Interpreter Program: 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Take effective notes using a simplified version of Rozan’s 7-step note-taking method adapted for community and medical interpreting.
  • Practice three effective techniques for note-taking: symbols development, time notations and abbreviation systems.

What you will get:

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Understand that note-taking is a necessity for interpreters.
  • Know how to take notes while you interpret!
  • Enhance your accuracy.
  • Interpret longer without interrupting.
  • Look and feel more professional and confident.
  • See how note-taking supports the entire process of interpreting.
  • Be able to use symbols to enhance your memory and speed.
  • Know the Rozan method—making you a more “professionally literate” interpreter.

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