Dates: June 12, 2017 through September 1, 2017
Cost: $1200 (The cost of this program includes language proficiency test.)
*Books are not included in the cost of this program.
Cross-Cultural Communications. Medical Terminology for Interpreters. Columbia, MD: Culture and Language Press, 2007.
Roat, Cindy. Healthcare Interpreting in Small Bites. Bloomington, IN: Trafford, 2002.
The University of Arizona National Center for Interpretation. Medical Interpretools: Volume I. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, 2014.
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Unique Spanish-specific training approved by the Oregon Health Authority suitable for beginning and experienced interpreters. 60 hours of content includes interpreting skills and knowledge, ethics, anatomy, physiology and medical terminology taught from a cross-cultural perspective. Includes extensive oral practice in Spanish and English with instructor feedback in preparation for national exams. Includes an official ACTFL proficiency rating that may be used to meet language proficiency requirements for Oregon qualification and national exams.
This non-credit program is not eligible for Title IV funding.
More about this course:
Heidi Astrid Schmaltz, M.A. Spanish Language and Literature, is an Oregon Certified Healthcare Interpreter, Certified Court Interpreter, and Washington DSHS Medical and Social Services Certified Interpreter. She has been a working interpreter since 2004. In addition, Ms. Schmaltz has nearly a decade of experience teaching Spanish at the undergraduate level.
Students without a degree completed mostly in Spanish from a Spanish-speaking country will need to take an oral proficiency interview for Spanish and score at the advanced level. Students without a degree completed mostly in English from an English-speaking country will need to take an oral proficiency interview for English and score at the advanced level. Language Testing International conducts the assessments. The cost of one oral proficiency interview and official rating is included in the cost of registration.
If students do not qualify at the advanced level on the proficiency interview for entrance into the program, the program cost, less $70 for the test, will be refunded.