Bootcamp to Become a Remote Language Interpreter

The course is aimed specifically at new English to Spanish interpreters, and those who wish to refresh their skills, or retrain for remote interpreting.

It is based on the successful eLearning course provided to support language specialist to get retrained as interpreters in times of the COVID-19 pandemic. This course was taken and completed by more than 200 linguists throughout the world.

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Bootcamp to Become a Remote Language Interpreter

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Being a good interpreter requires more than just knowing a language. In order to become a professional, one needs to have a set of soft and hard skills, such as strong linguistics skills: an extensive vocabulary and excellent written and verbal communication skills is also a must. Specialization and specialty knowledge will be important as well. Technical skills will be paramount as knowing technological tools will help to provide remote interpreting services.

Among key soft skills, a good interpreter should have cultural competence. This is very important as by knowing local norms and customs, an interpreter will help to convey the message better. An interpreter must be a good listener and have a good memory. An interpreter needs to know what to do in stressful situations, how to work with different people and communicate in teams. As a good actor, an interpreter should learn how to work with emotions: show emotional resilience, understand other people's emotions and act in the appropriate manner.

In this course, you will learn how to develop or improve all the skills mentioned above.
You will be practicing “Parroting” and “Paraphrasing” as they help to develop listening skills, note-taking skills, and prepare you for interpretation. Since this course is developed specifically for remote interpreters, you will need to record yourself practicing on video, as today more and more clients require video interpreting services. You will be practicing “Interpreting” by working in teams in Virtual Teams and the Mothership.

The course covers the following topics:
  • ✔ interpreting modalities
  • ✔ domains and competencies essential for effective interpretation
  • ✔ cultural awareness
  • ✔ technical skills and troubleshooting
  • ✔ establishing your home office
  • ✔ codes of ethics, privacy and confidentiality
  • ✔ overview of interpreter platforms providing OPI and VRI services
  • ✔ job opportunities, additional services required on the market

The first set of modules (Modules 1-7) are specifically addressed to those of you who do not have a lot of experience interpreting. You may be bilingual but perhaps have never interpreted professionally. You may be translators retraining to become remote interpreters. You may be language teachers looking for a new opportunity in the market place. Or you may have a different background altogether. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome!

Those of you who have been doing interpreting for a while could jump straight into the Bootcamp to Become a Remote Interpreter (Modules 8-12), although you will be missing a lot of good information and practice.... but you don't have to go through the basics again.... although, I would say, why don't you polish your skills a little bit?

 

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What’s included?

Module 1: Interpreting Modalities

  1. Self-Assessment for Readiness to BECOME a Remote Interpreter
  2. Essential Interpreting Skills 
  3. Verbal Gym
  4. Additional Resources

Module 2: Consecutive Interpreting

  • Visualizing Consecutive Interpreting
  • In-person & Remote Interpreting
  • Verbal Gym
  • Note Taking

Module 3: Focusing on Skills

  • Learning Curves
  • Language Skills
  • Verbal Gym
  • Sight Translation

 

Module 4: Elements of Culture

  • Elements of Culture
  • Practice Exercises
  • Verbal Gym
  • Further Training

Module 5: Oral Qualifications

  • Practice for Automaticity
  • Oral Qualifications Examination Checklist
  • Verbal Gym
  • Practice Simultaneous without Notes

Module 6: Verbal Gym & Practice

  • Practice for Automaticity
  • Oral Qualifications Examination Checklist
  • Verbal Gym
  • Practice Simultaneous without Notes

Module 7: Listening

  • Listening & Memory
  • Active Listening Exercises
  • Verbal Gym
  • Paraphrasing in the Same Language

Module 8: Focusing on Protocals

  • Privacy & Confidentiality
  • HIPAA Compliance for Remote Interpreters
  • Verbal Gym
  • Self-Assessment & Readiness

Module 9: Processes & Procedures

  • Process & Procedures
  • Roles of Interpreter
  • Verbal Gym
  • Audio-Video Recording/Practice Interpreting

Module 10: Technical Studio

  • CAT Tools
  • Boostlingo Platform
  • Verbal Gym
  • Practice with a Peer

Module 11: Tools & Platforms

  • Home Office
  • Troubleshooting Guide
  • Verbal Gym
  • Developing Note-Taking & Interpreting Skills

Module 12: Final Evaluation

  • Interpreting Assignment Graded by a Professional
  • Final Exam

 

Do you have any questions? Check Frequently Asked Questions below:

This course is intended for English<>Spanish interpreters, however speakers of any language can participate and will find a lot of value in the course. The final exam & some content is currently only available for English to Spanish interpreters.  If you wish to participate in this course using a language combination other than English to Spanish, you may not be able to participate in the final interpreting assignment as the source text is for English to Spanish.

We hope to have options to support multiple languages before September 1, 2020.

Contact training@proz.com for more information.

If you have purchased the course that includes videos and two coaching sessions, and requested for a refund within 7 days, a full refund will be granted without questions. Contact the Support Center for details.

Participation in the Remote Interpreting Bootcamp includes:

  • ProZ.com certificate of completion;
  • Unlimited access to the suggested videos on the topic;
  • Workbooks, handouts & supplemental material;\

  • Invitation to the Mothership Facebook group

 

Some purchases may include ProZ.com Plus Membership

It is suggested to use the Google Chrome browser to access these courses. Here is a full list of system requirements:

• Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox 
• Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
• Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later

Training materials, links to the live sessions and certificates of completion will be available in your personal training cabinet.  You can access the course via "my-courses" button on the navigation menu

If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, email to training@proz.com

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