Course Code: GES284
Begin by learning about arraignment, pre-trial hearings, preliminary hearings, criminal terminology, trials, sentencing, and progress reports.
Understand probation violation hearings, colloquialisms, simultaneous techniques, consecutive techniques, criminal offenses in state jurisdictions, and how to interpret laboratory practices.
Cover misdemeanors in state court, felonies in state court, waives and plea forms, DUIs, domestic violence, drug terminology, and drug possession cases.
Learn firearms, fingerprint, gang, juvenile court, and children’s court terminology. You’ll also cover typical court proceedings for misdemeanors and felonies.
Understand the principles of localization, re-structuring technique, equivalent legal structures, and interferences.
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.
I. Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I
B. Pre-trial Hearings
C. Preliminary Hearings
D. Criminal Terminology
G. Progress Reports
H. Probation Violation Hearings
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
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.
You should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. You should be comfortable in a Windows or Mac environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities. You must speak English and Spanish fluently. There is no requirement regarding formal education in either Spanish or English. However, you must be able to speak English and Spanish without any hesitations.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
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Yes, this course prepares you for any State certification exam as a Spanish Court Interpreter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
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.
This course is non-credit, so it does 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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