Practice the Modes of Interpreting

SKU#: 23 Practice the Modes
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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An in-depth introduction to the three modes of interpreting—consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation—with practice, tips and strategies for professional growth.

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:

  • Practice three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.
  • Perform five steps for sight translation.

What you will get:

How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Have a clear foundation for understanding the three modes of interpreting.
  • Build a repertoire of tools and techniques to use both while interpreting and while engaging in study, practice and professional growth.
  • Have access to a treasure trove of tips and tools on how to execute the modes well.
  • Be better equipped to make decisions about when to use simultaneous.
  • Have a tool to help you decide to accept or decline a request to sight translate.
  • Know when—and why—summarization may be both permissible and necessary in community and medical interpreting.

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