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AshaKiran Free Virtual Interpretation Course: Trauma-informed Bilingual Interpreting

  • 15 Jun 2021

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Online Classes from June 15 – August 1, 2021

Basics of Interpreting

This course is a free program designed for fully fluent bilingual or multilingual individuals who want to become professional interpreters in Alabama and help survivors of trauma, for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Sessions will teach interpreter ethics, modes and types of interpreting, memorization and notetaking skills, and working as an interpreter in community, legal, and medical settings.  

PLEASE NOTE: This is a beginning course for bilingual individuals who have not participated in any interpreter training before. If you are a professional interpreter with training or certification, you should apply for our “Advanced Trauma-Informed Interpreter Training.” 

Logistics: All 7 sessions are offered on demand so participants can complete the course on their own time. All sessions must be completed by August 1, 2021. Each session lasts 1.5 - 2 hours and will include a required quiz as well as additional reading materials and resources. Once all sessions and quizzes are complete, the participant will receive a certificate of completion from AshaKiran. 

Participants in the program must meet the following requirements:  

  • Over 18 years of age 
  • Fully bilingual in English and one or more languages 
  • Must pass a language proficiency test in your secondary language. AshaKiran can arrange for a test for participants in our training. Results must be submitted to AshaKiran before you begin the program.  

For questions regarding our interpreter training, please email Melissa Murrell, Language Access Advocate, at . 

For more information, visit Asha Kiran's website here.

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+1 (205) 703-0960


2081 Columbiana Rd #10

Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

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