Kickstart Your Linguist Career With Our Community Interpretation Training Program
Learn valuable skills and gain real-world
experience in interpretation
There’s more to being an interpreter than being bilingual. Building a successful career as an interpreter starts with expert-led training that equips you with the knowledge and experience you need to thrive in the competitive language services sector.
The Language Marketplace Community Interpretation Training Program was created to help young professionals and entry-level students, who speak two languages fluently, hone their craft and achieve their career goals. The course goes beyond the basics to offer comprehensive guidance on all aspects of the profession, from the role and responsibilities of being an interpreter, addressing cultural differences, to best practices in accounting principles, marketing tips for a freelance career.
You’ll also have the opportunity to earn while you learn. The program includes 20 hours of paid internship in the field, giving you both hands-on experience and a paycheck.
After completing and passing the final course assessment, students will receive a Community Interpretation Certificate of Completion to acknowledge their proficiency and enhance their resume.
What does the course involve?
The Community Interpretation Training Program includes:
- 8 hours of onsite skills practicing training
- 4 hours of online learning
- 10 hours of unpaid internship in the field
- 20 hours of paid internship in the field
Training in Core Competencies
The course also covers other various aspects of consecutive interpretation, including language proficiency, cognitive skills, cultural awareness, and note taking. Participants engage in hands-on exercises, simulations, and practical training with expert instructors.
This approach gives students a wide breadth of experience and knowledge, with opportunities to practice interpreting in different fields such as business, legal, medical, and diplomatic settings.
The program focuses on a number of key areas, including:
1. Language Proficiency
Developing a broad vocabulary and grasp of idiomatic expressions in both languages.
4. Technical Proficiency
Familiarity with interpretation note-taking and how to manage interactions
2. Cognitive Skills
Improving memory, recall, and the ability to multitask.
5. Interpretation Techniques
Mastering how to listen, analyze, and interpret messages faithfully in the target language.
3. Cultural Competence
Understanding cultural nuances and context.
6. Ethical Considerations
Understanding and applying the Interpreters Code of Ethics.
Instructors will also share best practices in accounting and marketing so participants can confidently set-up and run their own freelance business.
Students are continually supported throughout the course with constructive feedback as they proceed through the modules. Participants are evaluated via tests, practical assessments, and their internship work.
Upon passing the final assessment, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion to show that you’ve successfully completed the course and learned the required skills.
How do I apply?
To apply, send your resume and contact information using this form.
Upon review of your qualifications, a member of our Interpretation Training Programing department will share your next steps to attend one of upcoming training sessions.
Enroll now to take your first step into a rewarding and successful career in language services!