Glossary Building for Interpreters and On-line Resources for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 06/17/2017
  • 2 sessions
  • 06/17/2017, 09:00 12:00 (PDT)
  • 06/17/2017, 13:00 17:00 (PDT)
  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium
  • 68


  • Discounted fee for NOTIS member
  • onsite registration for NOTIS member
  • Register with registration code
  • Regular fee for Non NOTIS member

Glossary Building for Healthcare Interpreters and Online Resources for Healthcare Interpreters

Attention: Please bring your computer or a device that connects to the internet for the afternoon session.

This double workshop is a hands-on bonanza for both novice and experienced interpreters who are serious about their professional development. The morning session will focus on a staple of expert interpreters: glossary-building. What are bilingual glossaries really for? Is it for looking up terms in the middle of an appointment? Or something else? And how do professional interpreters go about effectively building glossaries that are truly useful in practice? Participants in this workshop will come away with skills both in building and using bilingual glossaries. 

The afternoon session is specially designed for interpreters who feel isolated and on their own, perhaps because of living in a small town or through a lack of contact with other interpreters. Through interactive activities, participants will learn about the wealth of invaluable resources available through the internet, including chat rooms, listservs, professional organizations, phone apps, conferences, on-line continuing education, vocabulary resources, job listings and more. Whether you want to learn what a term means, find linguistic conversions, discover what’s new in interpreter technology or pose a question to other professionals, this workshop will teach you how to connect no matter where you live.

Who is teaching?  Sofía García-Beyaert, PhD. is an interpreter, interpreter trainer and researcher in language access policy. Co-author of the pioneering textbook The Community Interpreter® International Edition, Dr. García-Beyaert taught postgraduate and master’s classes on interpreting skills-building at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain) before moving to Seattle. She now teaches Advanced Interpreter Skills at Bellevue College and organizes and facilitates trainings for interpreters at Arcos Institute.

Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Check-in at 8:30 a.m. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 8:30 to sign in.
Class from 9:00 – 5:00, with one hour for lunch.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Auditorium
2811 Tieton Dr., Yakima, WA 98902

$60      NOTIS members
$80      Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS).

Via the web (before midnight on June 14th)
Click the registration button below to pay online.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through.

Via regular mail (payment must be received by June 14th)
Fill out the form online and select “invoice me” on the payment page. A copy of the invoice with mailing instructions will be sent to you.

Limited on-site registration will be allowed for this workshop. The on-site registration fee for NOTIS members will be $75; the on-site fee for non-NOTIS members will be $100. There is no guarantee that there will be handouts available for anyone who does not pre-register.

If registering for more than one person, please submit a separate registration for each. 

We regret that no refunds can be given after June 14th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before June 14th.

Directions to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital can be found at

In order to offer this unique opportunity at an affordable price, no refreshments or lunch will be provided. We encourage you to bring your own coffee and snacks, and there is a cafeteria at the hospital where you may purchase lunch.

CE credits?               
Seven continuing education credits are approved from the ATA, the Washington State AOC, and the Washington State DSHS. 6.50 instructional hours are approved from the CCHI. ATA credits are accepted by IMIA/NBCMI. Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop.

Anything else?         
If you require accommodation, please contact the NOTIS Office Manager ( at least 3 weeks in advance if possible.

Questions about class content? Please contact Sofia García-Beyaert at

Questions about registration? Please contact Naomi Uchida at

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