Community-Based Interpreter Training Workshop at Nationalities Service Center

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 9:00am - Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 5:30pm
1216 Arch Street, 4th Floor,
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States

Join the Community-Based Interpreter Training Workshop at Nationalities Service Center. No interpretation experience is necessary. The workshop is open to all individuals. If you love languages, meeting new people, and thinking on your feet, this course is for you!

You’ll learn about: 

  • Different methods of interpretation, such as simultaneous and consecutive
  • The role ofthe interpreter in healthcare, business, and other professional settings
  • Intercultural communication, cultural competency, and how to be a “culture broker”
  • Ethics and boundaries
  • Clarifying, paraphrasing, and communicating shades of meaning

The workshop will use experiential learning, which means you’ll get plenty of chances to practice interpretation strategies and techniques in different situations. At the end of the course, you’ll have a solid understanding of the basics of the interpretation profession, a toolkit of techniques, and a great foundation to interact with interpreters professionally or to train for your career as a professional language interpreter.

This 15-hour course will take place over two Saturdays and costs only $200.

A Certificte of Achievement will be awarded to bilingual individuals, a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to all others. To sign up, or for more information, please contact: Suzanne Grossman, Sales and Marketing Translation and Interpretation at [email protected] or (215) 609-1544.

Event Type: 
Community Events
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Language Programs