The main objective of this class is to provide you with the foundational knowledge and linguistic tools necessary to perform the role of a professional medical interpreter. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and review essential grammar, techniques, jargon, and skills that are the cornerstone of every adept interpreter working in the medical field.
In this class you will have the opportunity to practice and apply your knowledge during the lectures and quizzes. You’ll find over 100 multiple-choice questions that will help you further assess and reinforce your knowledge acquisition.
Upon completion of this class you will be able to:
Define and identify what professional medical interpreting entails.
Understand basic medical terminology and its relevancy in the interpreting arena.
Define the various elements of language interpretation and its characteristics.
Describe and identify the modes of interpretation and the specific skills needed to carry out each mode.
Perceive and effectively identify potential communication breakdowns due to improper language conversion.
All you need is
A functioning printer to print out your worksheets.
The instructor will guide you step by step on how to successfully complete each lesson and exercise. At the end of the class, you’ll be able to immediately download your certificate of completion.
Introduction to Medical Interpreting and Basic Vocabulary
Register, Literalism, Idioms and Euphemisms
False Cognates, Colloquialisms, Slang and Jargon
Abbreviations, Anglicisms, Spanglish, Style and Regionalisms
Restructuring, Paraphrasing, Embellishment and Tone
Omissions, Summarization, Completeness and Additions
Folk medicine and remedies
About 240 minutes of lectures and quizzes
120 multiple choice
* Each lecture is about 20 minutes long. You’ll be answering about 170 single-answer questions on your worksheets.