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Professional Interpreter

George Mason University

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Career Training Program
Program Code: GES230
Hours: 40
Fees: $1095.00 USD

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Learning Styles Assessment Exercise

Module 1: Basic Concepts of Language Interpreting

  • Basic Concepts: What is language interpreting? What is language translation?
  • Contrasting the interpretation and translation tasks
  • Translation and adaptation: Localization and transcreation
  • What does it take to become a professional interpreter?
  • Certificate vs. Certification vs. Professional Licensure
  • Where do interpreters work?
  • Message delivery: The techniques
  • Consecutive interpreting video demonstration
  • Sight translation video demonstration
  • Review Questions
  • On-Site interpreting
  • Remote and Telephonic Interpretation
  • Telephonic interpreting, continued
  • Video remote interpreting and video relay interpreting
  • Sight translation
  • Vocabulary Game
  • Review Questions
  • The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community
  • The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community: Steps Toward Professional Recognition
  • The Evolution of Interpreting in the Community: Professional Associations
  • Public Services Interpreting Drivers
  • Standards Guiding the Interpreting Profession
  • Associations: Why are they important?
  • Module 1 Self-assessment
  • Resources
  • Module Feedback

Module 2: Interpreting Skills and Techniques

  • Preparing yourself for this module
  • Active listening
  • Active listening: Suspending yourself
  • Emotions and Culture
  • Level of Interest and Objectivity
  • Capacity to Concentrate
  • Who you are influences greatly the way you listen and communicate
  • Listening Exercises: Introduction
  • Shadowing: Introduction
  • Short-Term Memory Retention: Visual
  • Short-Term Memory Retention: Auditory
  • Note-Taking
  • Sight Translation: Introduction
  • Putting It All Together: Interpreting
  • Module Vocabulary Game
  • Module 2 Self-Assessment
  • Resources
  • Module Feedback

Module 3: Ethics and standards: Expected professional behavior

  • What are Professional Standards?
  • The Interpreter's Professional Profile
  • Accuracy
  • Acting Ethically and Honestly
  • Confidentiality
  • Competence
  • Neutrality
  • Reliability
  • Respect for the Profession
  • Role Preservation
  • Scenarios and Exercises
  • Resources
  • Module 3 Self-Assessment
  • Module Feedback

Module 4: The Business of Interpreting

  • Basic public services interpreting market concepts
  • The Supply
  • The Demand
  • Working as a freelance interpreter
  • Interview video
  • Working as a Full-time Interpreter
  • Interview video
  • Building a Resume
  • Formatting a resume
  • Resume Sample
  • Writing a Cover Letter
  • Joining professional associations
  • Joining online professional directories
  • Continued Education
  • Resources
  • Module Feedback

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