WEBSHOP: Tips for Practicing Sight Translation

  • 12/05/2020
  • 10:00 - 12:00
  • Zoom/Online
  • 3


NOTIS and Community Interpreter Division present 

WEBSHOP: Tips for Practicing Sight Translation Presenter: Svetlana Ruth

What is it about? This workshop will help interpreters improve their individual performances by practicing sight translation. The workshop is geared towards interpreters working in community settings (healthcare, social services, and education). Several exercises will be offered and an opportunity given to work with language partners.

An Interactive Webshop

What is a “webshop”?
  A webshop is just like an interactive onsite class, but held online through Zoom. 
During a webshop, you can ask questions and engage in discussion. You may be divided into “break-out” rooms where you’ll be working with other participants on exercises or on practicing a skill. There may be quizzes and polls. So, while there may be some PowerPoint and lecture, this is not like your typical webinar. Your full attention and participation is expected; that’s what makes it fun!

When?Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PST 
CHECK IN AT 9:45 a.m. to sign in.
Class from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

The day before the webshop, you will receive an email with log-on instructions and with the handouts for the class.

Cost? $50 NOTIS members, $80 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)
Space is limited to the first 20 registrants.

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on December 2nd) After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. 

The Zoom link will be in an event reminder which will be emailed to you a day before the event.  Once you receive the Zoom link, you must register using that Zoom link. 

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval

   Credits  Approval Status 
Washington State DSHS  2 general 

Note: DSHS is not accepting applications for continuing education activities until November 30. We will send application on 12/1. No guarantee to be approved.

UPDATE: DSHS will not approve past workshops. This webshop will not be approved by the DSHS.  

Washington State AOC  2 Approved
ATA  2 Approved
CCHI  2 Approved
Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, DSHS will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

IMPORTANT: Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please carefully read the “Requirements” section below. 

Who is teaching? Svetlana Ruth is a Russian Interpreter, Certified by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). She is working in Portland, Oregon. A linguist by profession with 25 years of interpreting experience in different fields, she is passionate about advocating and promoting career development for interpreters, and she has offered numerous workshops, seminars, and webinars. Svetlana is a Licensed Interpreters’ Trainer and the owner of Svetlana’s Training, LLC since 2017. She received an Interpreter of the Year Award from the Oregon Health Care Interpreting Association, (OHCIA) at their annual conference in 2017. She is an active member of ATA, OSTI, and NOTIS. You can contact her at sruth@svetlanatraining.com.

More webshop info: The workshop will begin with a review of what sight translation is and what steps should be taken to perform sight translation. A discussion will take place of what documents should and should not be sight translated, based on the ethical guidelines provided by NCIHC and ATA. Participants will then learn a decision making model based on ethical principles. There will be several interactive exercises for practicing sight translation, including practicing with language partners and in small groups. Interpreters will learn how to continue improving their skills independently. Links to online practice material will be shared. 

Refunds?  No refunds can be given after November 30th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before November 30th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Online registration only.

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

Questions? Email to NOTIS Office Manager

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