WEBSHOP: Tips for Practicing Sight Translation

  • 05/14/2022
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • Online via Zoom
  • 0


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NOTIS’ Community Interpreters Division presents

WEBSHOP: Tips for Practicing Sight Translation 

Presented by 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.
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. 

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Make informed decisions on whether or not to accept a sight translation during interpreting encounter
  • Apply effective models to professionally decline requests that are out of role or out of competence of interpreter
  • Apply strategies to sight translate accurately and fluently

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? May 14th, 2022, 9am to 11am, PST

Where? Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost? $45 NOTIS members, $60 Non-members (Click to Join NOTIS)

Registration?Via the web (before midnight on May 9th). After registering, you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive a confirmation, your registration did not go through. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.

CE credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 Washington State DSHS  2 general

 Approved (Approval number: 658)

 Washington State AOC  2  Approved 
 ATA  2  Approved
 CCHI  2  Approved
 IMIA/NBCMI  0.2 (Education Registry ID 22-1038)  Approved

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.

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.

Refunds? No refunds can be given after May 9th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before May 9th. Contact the NOTIS office manager for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

Registration will be automatically canceled if payment is not received within 15 minutes. Mail-in registration is not available.

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

    Questions? Email to office manager

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