Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting


Interpreting is a fast growing industry in the United States, and in no area is there more need for interpreters than in health and human services. In this class, you will learn how to work as a professional interpreter in the rewarding field of health and human services.  

Currently, the country is experiencing a shortage of professional interpreters in almost all language groups, both for in-person services and for remote interpreting. If you are bilingual, your skills are valuable and in demand. This class is designed for interpreting students who have already had some general introductory training and who wish to specialize in the healthcare field. In particular, this class will address:

  • The purpose and roles of an interpreter in health and human service settings.
  • Interpreter ethics applied to healthcare settings.
  • Introduction to the U.S. healthcare system (settings, providers, organization)
  • Basic medical terminology.
  • Accuracy in consecutive interpreting.
  • Practice of consecutive interpreting with basic healthcare dialogues.
  • Opportunities for additional education as a professional interpreter.


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Dates & Locations

Tuesday, Oct 11 to Nov 29 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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