Community Interpreter Online Orientation Now Available
If you have limited English skills, you can bring an interpreter to class with you, for Basic Training or Continuing Education classes. We call such volunteer interpreters “Community Interpreters.” Your Community Interpreter must be at least 18 years old.
When you register for a class, please select “Bringing An Interpreter” and your language. This is required to reserve a space for the interpreter in the class.
You and your Community Interpreter should watch a helpful online Orientation before their first community interpretation session. This Orientation will help prepare your Community Interpreter and you for the class. It is very important that your interpreter watches this orientation before your first class, especially if they do not have training in interpreting.
In addition to this online Orientation program, there is also a “Tip Sheet” for your Community Interpreter. It summarizes the same important information about interpreting in the classroom - and you can print it out!
Please also provide these links to your interpreter, or at least print the “Tip Sheet” and give it to them before the first class. It will help your interpreter work together with you and your instructor, and allow you to have a successful class experience in your own language.