Basic Skills of Community Interpreting

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Learn the basic rules and skills of interpreting in public service settings, such as healthcare, immigration, police, court, welfare, etc.

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Community interpreting is an umbrella term to cover interpreting in such public service settings as healthcare (hospitals, doctors' appointments), legal (police and court), immigration (refugee centres) welfare, and so on.

Working in these settings demands a high level of professionalism from an interpreter due to the sensitive and confidential nature of the communication, and specific terminology involved.

In this introductory webinar on Community Interpreting Skills, we will discuss the basic rules, principles and skills that would help you to carry out a community interpreting session to your best ability.

We will cover the following aspects:

  • Community interpreting settings, including the over-the-phone interpreting (particularly relevant nowadays)
  • Ethical and professional principles of community interpreting
  • How to prepare for interpreting sessions
  • Dos and Dont's during the session
  • Developing your community interpreting skills and career

This webinar is aimed at beginner interpreters, and at those who often find themselves in a position of an 'unofficial' community interpreter when they are called to help a friend, neighbour or relative to communicate with various authorities.

We would love you to join this FREE webinar. Please register, and you will get the link to the webinar before the event.

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TRANSLIT Pro is a training branch of TRANSLIT - language service provider based in Ireland. TRANSLIT Pro provides support to freelance interpreters by offering them a range of training webinars, courses and programmes. TRANSLIT is also the creator of the centralised interpreting platform - a place where interpreters and clients can meet and conduct business.

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