Introduction to Medical Interpreting

Pre-Requisite: Passing the Medical Interpreting Entrance Exam or Court Interpreting Entrance Exam (offered in previous semesters).

Dates:  May 12 – July 11, 2014 (no class the week of June 29 – July 5)

40 hours; Online Course
Instructor: Ana Meyer

Course Description

The class will provide bilingual participants with: an Introduction to Medical Interpreting techniques, theory, concepts, medical terminology, professional development, healthcare interpreter standards and cultural awareness and the modes of interpreting; focusing on consecutive interpreting. The class will teach the skills required to handle and control the flow of the sessions, provide an in-depth discussion of ethical principles, and discuss strategies that will assist the participants on how to handle the challenges presented on a day-to-day basis.

Course Material Requirements:

Workbook (available on-line)
Recorders (any recordable device)
Bilingual dictionary (student’s choice)
The Language of Medicine [With CDROM] by Davi-Ellen Chabner

The Interpreter’s Rx (

(The instructor will provide other materials: study guides, lab assignments, and terminology.)

Dates: May 12 - July 11 (No class the week of June 29 - July 5)

Place: Online

Class No.: 50074 (web-based)

Units: Non-credit

Fee: $400

Instructor: Ana Meyer, CHI, is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a double major in Spanish and Mass Communication and Journalism.  She is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter and has been working as a professional interpreter for the last ten years.  She is experienced with criminal law, administrative hearings and medical interpreting.  Ms. Meyer works as a staff medical interpreter and trainer at Children's Hospital Central California.  She has been teaching medical interpreting for five years and legal interpreting for three years.