Training Content

Interpreter Training Content 

Introduction: 1

Background: 5

Certification: 6

Audience: 7

Objectives of this Role Play. 8

What would I need to maximize my learning from this roleplay book?. 9

Interpreting 101: Learning by Doing.. 9

The differences and similarities between Translation and Interpreting: 10

Comparison Table: 11

Modes of Interpreting. 11

Glossary Building in Conference in Interpreting: 13

Language and Interpreting Issues: 13

Note Taking and Shorthand: 15

Interpreters’ Dress Code: 16

Interpreters’ Position in Relation to Target Language Speakers: 16

Money Matters: 16

Role Play: 17

Sample Role Play: 17

Medical Interpreting.. 19

Introduction: 19

Exercise 1:  Tuberculosis. 21

Exercise 2: Pre-Op. 24

Exercise 3: Mental Health Screening. 26

Exercise 4: Heart Disease. 29

Exercise 5: Pre-Natal 31

Exercise 6: Ear, Nose, and Throat 33

Exercise 7: Dentist Appointment 35

Test 1: 38

Test 2: Ophthalmology. 39

Legal Interpreting.. 41

Introduction: “You have the right to remain silent”. 41

Why would courts hire interpreters?. 42

Simultaneous Interpreting: 42

How does it work?. 42

When to use simultaneous in court?. 42

What equipment to use?. 42

Sample Role Play: 42

Script: “Put your hands where I can see them!”. 43

Exercise 1: Immigration Detention. 44

Exercise 2: Initial Appearance: 46

Exercise 3: Idiomatic Expressions. 47

Exercise 4: Legal Objections to Statements and Questions in Trial 48

Exercise 5: Scenarios. 50

Exercise 6: Simultaneous Mode. 52

Sight Interpreting.. 52

What is sight interpreting?. 52

How does sight interpreting work?. 52

Exercise 7: Sight Interpreting. 55

Summary: Legal Interpreters’ Code of Conduct: 56

Test 1: Family Court 56

Test 2: Felony. 57

Role Play in OPI and VRI. 59

Over the phone interpreting/OPI: 59

Video Remote Interpreting. 60

Exercise 1: OPI Customer Service. 60

Exercise 2: Emergency Response. 62

Exercise 3: Parent Teacher Meeting. 63

Exercise 4: Diabetes Monitoring. 64

Exercise 5: “Help, I Missed My Connecting Flight!”. 66

Exercise 6: Public Policy. 68

Exercise 7: Internet Service. 70

Test 1: Insurance Claim.. 72

Test 2: Job Center 74

Introduction to Glossary Building.. 76

Standardization Debates: 77

Alphabetize. 78

Word Search: 78

Medical Glossary Extraction: 79

Conclusion: 85

Student Sample Answers in French.. 88

Medical 88

Exercise 4: Heart Disease/ Cardiopathie. 94

Exercise 5: Pre-Natal/ Prénatal 97

Exercise 6: Ear, Nose, and Throat/ Otorhinolaryngologiste. 99

Exercise 7: Dentist Appointment 101

Legal : 105

Exercise 2: Initial Appearance: Première comparution. 107

Exercise 3: Idiomatic Expressions. 109

Exercise 4: Legal Objections to Statements and Questions in Trial/ 110

Déclaration d’Opposition Légale et Questions en Procès. 110

Exercise 5: Scenarios. 111

Exercice 5: Scénarios. 113