Why LinguaCulture Connections?
LinguaCulture Connections is committed to providing the best quality interpreter training program available. Because of this we offer:
THE COMMUNITY INTERPRETER® International Edition
The Community Interpreter program is one of the most researched and respected in the United States. It is designed to train interpreters, not only in the medical field, but also in educational, social services and general community settings. This broadens your opportunities to get jobs! You can use the interpreting skills you acquire in this class, to work in hospitals, clinics, schools, community, public service offices, and many other organizations that are in need of good interpreters.
Because this is a language neutral program, it targets all interpreters no matter what language you speak.
This program is also approved by the Oregon Health Authority to train Health Care Interpreters in Oregon. It meets the training requirements set forth by the State of Oregon to become a qualified or certified health care interpreter.
What to expect:
An instructor who has 14+ years of experience in the interpreting field. She has been in the trenches, she knows the ins and outs of the profession and is passionate about bringing that knowledge to all her students. You will have consistency throughout the program.
Expect a fun and interactive learning environment with audiovisuals. You will be engaged in discussions, role plays, activities and group exercises. This kind of environment is very conducive to learning.
"A good teacher makes all the difference!!"
If you are going to invest your time and money, GET THE MOST OUT OF IT!
GET THE BEST VALUE! GET THE BEST TRAINING! YOU WILL BE HIRED!
A Professionally Trained Interpreter is extremely valuable in the marketplace.
Why is training so important?
Professionally trained interpreters are an intricate part of any communication with non-English speaking clients.
Training for interpreters is vital. Without the proper training, interpreters can make mistakes leading to misunderstandings, and poor outcomes. Interpreters with no training are a huge liability to any organization.
"Certified, qualified, and trained interpreters make significantly fewer critical errors than untrained interpreters and increase satisfaction both for patients and providers, thus minimizing unnecessary return visits and costly mistakes. When qualified interpreters are not used at admission or discharge, the length of inpatient care for LEP individuals has been shown to increase significantly, as well as the rate of re-admissions within 30 days of discharge. Use of bilingual medical staff as ad hoc interpreters has been demonstrated to be inefficient both in cost and time, as staff must abandon their own duties to perform a task that is not within their job description or skill set. Trained interpreters improve quality of patient care and clinical outcomes. Quality of care has been demonstrated to suffer when bilingual medical staff act as interpreters."- Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters
What is an "interpreter"?
The purpose of interpreting is to facilitate communication between parties who do not share a common language.
An interpreter renders a spoken or signed message into another spoken or signed language, preserving the register and meaning of the source language content - International Standard for Standardization (ISO)
The process of first fully understanding, analyzing, and processing a spoken or signed message and then faithfully rendering it into another spoken or signed language - ASTM International, F2089
Why become an interpreter?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
"Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by increasing globalization and by large increases in the number of non-English speaking people in the United States. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification."
If you have a knack for languages, whether you grew up speaking two languages, or studied another language, this is a great way to utilize those bilingual skills.
If you want a career that is going to fulfill you, because you are making a difference in people's lives, then this is the job for you.