Sharpen Your Accuracy! Message Transfer Skills for Interpreters

SKU#: 22 Sharpen Accuracy
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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Guidance on how to improve interpreter accuracy by practicing key cognitive processes and “component skills” such as anticipation, parroting and paraphrasing.

Course length: 2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters: 2 CCHI CE hours (Performance-Based)
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Washington State Court Interpreter Program: 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Practice three cognitive processes: anticipating, multitasking and message analysis.
  • Perform two skills-building techniques: parroting (shadowing) and paraphrasing.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Barry Slaughter Olsen, MA
  • 10 interactive exercises
  • Specific practice techniques featured in most university interpreting programs
  • Guidance on how to continue professional development in message transfer skills beyond this course
  • Handouts (medical, educational and human services texts)
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

How this lesson will improve your practice:

  • Your accuracy will improve.
  • You will know how to practice the skills that help you convert a message from one language to another with skill.
  • You will understand what message transfer is and how component skills practice helps you interpret well.
  • You will know how to engage in continuing education and professional growth.
  • As others see the improvements in your performance, they will want you to come back to interpret for them.
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