Interpreter Training

Introduction to Community Interpreting is a 12 hour training that prepares spoken language interpreters for interpreting in medical, social service and educational settings. The training involves interpreting exercises, ethical dilemma case studies, and role-plays. Introduction to Community Interpreting is a language-neutral training. Attendees who successfully complete the test at the end of the program will receive a training completion certificate.

Next Training Dates & Times:

February 6 & 7, 2018, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greater Portland Immigrant Welcome Center
24 Preble Street, 3rd Floor, Portland
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Training Prerequisites:

  • Oral proficiency in English. One of the following is required:
    • Bachelors, Masters, PhD, or any other degree from a US institution of higher education
    • Graduation from any high school, college, or university from an English language country
    • ACTFL Oral Exams (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages): Advanced Mid Level
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570+ on paper; 230+ on computer version; 90+ on iBT
  • Oral proficiency in the target language(s). One of the following is required:

Questions? Call 207-423-9962 or email questions@houseoflanguages.com.

Fundamentals of Legal Interpreting is a 40 hour, practicum-based training designed for community interpreters and skilled professionals with a high level of language proficiency. This training will provide the knowledge and skills necessary to work as a legal interpreter during court proceedings, depositions, attorney-client meetings, and administrative hearings at DHHS and the Workers’ Compensation Board. Fundamentals of Legal Interpreting is a language-neutral training. Attendees who successfully complete examinations at the end of the program will receive a Legal Interpreter Training Certificate.

Next Training Dates & Times:

Spring 2018 training dates are TBD.

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