This module is intended for providers who are new to working with interpreters. It is the first of two Switchboard e-learning modules on this topic. After completing this module, you will be able to: 

  • Define key terms related to interpretation
  • Describe the interpreter’s role, including the role of cultural competence in interpretation
  • Describe why quality interpretation is important when providing services to limited English proficient (LEP) clients.

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    1. How to Navigate this Course

    1. Welcome to the Course!

    2. What is an Interpreter?

    3. Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

    4. What is the Role of the Interpreter?

    5. What is Cultural Competence?

    6. Cultural Competence in Interpretation

    7. Cultural Competence in Interpretation Simulation

    8. Cultural Competence in Interpretation Knowledge Check

    9. Who Should the Interpreter Be?

    10. Quality Interpretation Simulation

    11. Quality Interpretation Knowledge Check

    12. Course Assessment

    13. Course Outro & Next Steps

Course Details

  • Free
  • 14 lessons
  • 0 hours of video content
  • 20 minutes

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