IN-PERSON COMMUNITY INTERPRETING TRAINING • FALL 2021 COURSE
INSTRUCTOR: ALDO RESÉNDIZ
Community Interpreting 101
Algarabía Language Co-op is offering a 10-week community interpreting training for advanced Spanish bilinguals (heritage speakers of Spanish with a high level of fluency and proficiency).
Spanish bilinguals are folks who grew up with Spanish being spoken at home or in their home community but were systematically denied access to bilingual education.
These trainings are designed for those interested in learning more about interpreting in social justice spaces and language justice work using real life scenarios. Our goals are 1) to increase local language justice capacity among grassroots groups and community spaces; 2) to provide participants with useful work skills they can further develop; and 3) to introduce a social justice framework to understand the role of interpreters in creating participatory and inclusive community spaces.
The course covers interpreter role and ethics; simultaneous and consecutive modes of interpretation; use of interpretation equipment; focus on social justice and grassroots community settings; overview of medical and legal interpreting; explores topics of identity, healing of language-based trauma, overcoming affective barriers to Spanish interpreting and addressing vicarious trauma; expands vocabulary and idiomatic expressions; focus is on oral fluency, colloquial Spanish and differences among varieties; explores the use of inclusive, gender-neutral and anti-racist language; hands-on interpreting practice; participants will be given the opportunity to interpret at a community event.
Saturdays, October 16th, 2020 - December 18th, 2021, 12am-3pm (3 hrs/week; 30 hrs.)
To register, go HERE