Note-taking Techniques for Court Interpreters

Imagine you’re in court and you have to consecutively interpret for someone who is on the witness stand. As the witness speaks, you write down every single word. Unfortunately, the witness speaks faster than you can write. Wouldn’t you rather feel comfortable knowing that you can handle any interpretation assignment because of your strong note-taking skills?

In this course, you will learn valuable theoretical information and gain practical skills necessary for taking notes during consecutive interpretation. A larger portion of the unit is dedicated to skill building exercises.

If taking the course with instructor evaluation, students must submit 2 interpretation exercises in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Length of access: 1 month


Feedback from interpreters who took this course

"I'm very pleased with the course content and find it was just enough to pique my interest to continue to research this topic and to practice the skill of note-taking as well!" 
Rachel Vasquez
"This course was informational and educational and I learned a lot. I will use what I learned the next time I do CI.” 
Mireille C.

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**ASL interpreters take courses without instructor evaluation, on a self-assessment basis.

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