For interpreters working in health care, consecutive interpreting is the primary mode used to facilitate communication between providers and patients. Thus, the mastery of this interpreting modality is vital to ensure that the interpreted message is delivered accurately and completely.
In this laboratory course, you’ll have the opportunity to practice with realistic vignettes in several medical settings to expand your general knowledge in many specialties. These hands-on exercises will help you enhance your consecutive interpreting skills with regards to active listening, note-taking, concentration, visualization, and delivery.
Each simulated medical encounter is rich in medical jargon, idiomatic expressions, and challenging segments that will encourage you to continue to explore ways to become more proficient in this interpreting modality.
The easy to navigate course presents twelve lessons specific to consecutive interpreting. Throughout these lessons cover instructions, lectures, self-recording exercises, suggested model renditions, reviews, rehearsals, glossary-building, self-assessments, error-analysis, and final quiz.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Acquire new interpreting tools
Get acquainted with a variety of cultural and language nuances
Practice with more strategies to improve accuracy
Perceive and effectively respond to cultural and idiomatic challenges such as idioms, colloquialisms, and slang.
A voice recording device or smartphone with voice recording capability to practice. You won’t need to send us your audio files.