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Court Interpreter (Spanish/English)

A State Spanish Court Interpreter certification examination is a rigorous exam that requires intensive training and access to practices. The Court Interpreter course includes the finest online interpreting laboratory in the market.

You will be able to practice numerous court cases as if they were in an actual court proceeding. The material presented in each lecture is immediately practiced in the online laboratory to make sure that you are able not only to memorize the transfer of a word or phrase, but also are able to interpret as it is required in a court of law. You will learn how to interpret in any civil deposition and any other legal proceeding in the criminal and in the civil jurisdictions.

9 Months / 200 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

Gateway Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Court Interpreter (Spanish/English)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES284

What You Will Learn
  • Learn best interpreting techniques – simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation
  • Understand criminal and civil terminology in both Spanish and English and the corresponding transfer into the opposite language
  • Develop an understanding of drug, firearm, fingerprint and gang terminology, colloquialisms and slangs, juvenile court terminology, and children’s court terminology
  • Master the necessary material to sit in a State Spanish Court Interpreter examination
  • Grasp courtroom protocol and ethics of the court interpreter
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become prepared to take the State Court Interpreter Certification Exam
  • Jump-start your career as a certified state court interpreter
  • Learn not only the technical skills required of the jobs but the ethical ones as well
  • Access intensive laboratory programs that will allow you to practice your skills and gain experience

Outline

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Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I

Begin by learning about arraignment, pre-trial hearings, preliminary hearings, criminal terminology, trials, sentencing, and progress reports.

Interpreting Criminal Proceedings II

Understand probation violation hearings, colloquialisms, simultaneous techniques, consecutive techniques, criminal offenses in state jurisdictions, and how to interpret laboratory practices.

Interpreting Criminal Proceedings III

Cover misdemeanors in state court, felonies in state court, waives and plea forms, DUIs, domestic violence, drug terminology, and drug possession cases.

Interpreting Criminal Proceedings IV

Learn firearms, fingerprint, gang, juvenile court, and children’s court terminology. You’ll also cover typical court proceedings for misdemeanors and felonies.

Sight Translation for Court Interpreters I

Understand the principles of localization, re-structuring technique, equivalent legal structures, and interferences.

Sight Translation for Court Interpreters II

Complete the course by learning about style in delivery, exam-taking techniques, transferring low, regular, and high documents into the opposite language, formal criminal and civil vocabulary, and interpreting lab practices.

Details

I.      Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I

                A.            Arraignment
                B.            Pre-trial Hearings
                C.            Preliminary Hearings
                D.            Criminal Terminology
                E.            Trials
                F.             Sentencing
                G.            Progress Reports
                H.            Probation Violation Hearings
                I.              Colloquialisms
                J.             Simultaneous Techniques
                K.             Consecutive Techniques
                L.             Criminal Offenses in the State Jurisdiction
                M.            Interpreting Laboratory Practices

 

II.      Interpreting Criminal Proceedings II

                A.            Misdemeanors in State Court
                B.            Felonies in State Court
                C.            Waivers and Plea Forms
                D.            DUI/DWI – Driving under the influence/Driving while intoxicating
                E.            Domestic Violence
                F.             Drug Terminology                
                G.            Drug Possession cases
                H.            Firearms Terminology
                I.              Fingerprint Terminology
                J.             Gang Terminology
                K.            Juvenile Court Terminology
                L.             Children’s Court Terminology
                M.            Typical Court Proceedings – Misdemeanors
                N.             Typical Court Proceedings – Felonies
                O.             Interpreting Laboratory Practices


III.     Sight Translation for Court Interpreters

                A.            Principles of localization
                B.            Re-structuring techniques
                C.            Equivalent legal structures
                D.            Interferences – Filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences
                E.            Style in the delivery
                F.             Exam taking techniques - Objective versus subjective grading
                G.            Transferring of low, regular and high register documents into the opposite language
                H.            Formal criminal and civil vocabulary and the equivalent transfer
                I.              Interpreting Laboratory Practices 

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Instructors & Support

Nestor Wagner

Nestor Wagner is a certified Court and Medical Interpreter who has been teaching interpreting courses since 1990. He has the highest pass rate of certified court interpreters in the nation. He has published several books in the interpreting community. Mr. Wagner is involved in the examination process for Immigration Interpreters and Analytical Linguists. He participates as speakers in national and international conferences on Criminal, Civil and Immigration Court terminology, advanced interpreting skills, and localization in the transfer of legal and non-legal terminology. Mr. Wagner holds a Master degree from the University of Washington.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows or Mac environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities. Students must speak English and Spanish fluently. There is no requirement regarding formal education in either Spanish or English. However, students must be able to speak English and Spanish without any hesitations.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course prepares you for any State certification exam as a Spanish Court Interpreter.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive nine (9) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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