Cultural Competence 5: Cultural Mediation for Interpreters

SKU#: 35 Cultural Competence 5
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A crystal-clear introduction to a complex challenge: how interpreters can perform cultural mediation that is both sensitive and respectful—and supports communicative autonomy.

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:  1.5 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 (CCHI): 1.5 CCHI CE hours
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define culture, cultural competence and cultural responsiveness.
  • Make a decision about if and when to perform cultural mediation based on the three criteria of safety, communicative autonomy and clear communication.

What you will get:

 How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Know how to perform culturally responsive cultural mediation.
  • Find it much easier to decide if, and when, you should perform cultural mediation.
  • See how you, as an interpreter, can perform cultural mediation and still support communicative autonomy.

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