Are you bilingual and thinking about becoming a professional interpreter? Or are you a professional interpreter looking for an opportunity to converse with peers and have some fun? Professional interpreters are increasingly in demand in courts, hospitals, medical offices, schools and service agencies, as well as in legal and administrative offices. The Language Exchange hosts interactive workshops year round for the general public.
If you are a multilingual individual who can demonstrate fluency in English as well as your native language, you have the foundation necessary to develop the advanced skills used by professional interpreters. The Language Exchange can refer you to professional training at Bridging the Gap (in Seattle), Bellevue and Everett Community Colleges, Washington Academy of Languages, Monterrey Institute in California or University of Arizona, among a few of many venues for formal training. You can also find classes listed in newsletters from NOTIS (Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society) and WITS (Washington Interpreter and Translators Society).
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The workshop was absolutely helpful and the information was well given and clear. I was impressed by all the things I did not know. The instructor’s skills were excellent!
Professional interpreters looking for local continuing education workshops or thinking about expanding their specialty areas should contact our Interpreter Resources Department.
For information on national certification programs, visit The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) websites.
Previously Offered Workshops
If you have a special interest in any of the former interpreter classes, e-mail Resources – Resources@LanguageExchangeinc.com and we will consider hosting the theme again. If you are a certified interpreter who would like to have a forum to teach a class for AOC accreditation, let us know!
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