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LEGAL AND COMMUNITY INTERPRETING PROGRAM

LEGAL AND COMMUNITY INTERPRETING PROGRAM

Spanish interpreter sitting next to defendant in court

Court interpreter with defendant

 

Interpreter assisting medical staff and patient

Interpreter assisting medical staff and patient

WELCOME TO THE LEGAL AND COMMUNITY INTERPRETING PROGRAM!

Did you know that language interpretation is one of the most rapidly growing careers in California? Now more than ever, given the large percentage of people who don’t speak English in California, interpreters are needed in a wide variety of venues, including immigration courts, criminal courts, community organizations and hospitals. Laney College’s Legal and Community Interpreting Program trains interpreters to serve these needs.

As shelter in place orders start easing throughout the state and nationwide, the demand for interpreters will continue to grow. Interpreters are considered essential workers, therefore interpreting jobs are much very stable and secure. Court interpreter jobs also include pensions and benefits.

Click on the link below to read a recent article published in the San Francisco Chronicle about the vital impact that medical interpreters are having in hospitals right now:

Language interpreters prove crucial in Bay Area

The Legal and Community Interpreting Program offers two courses in the Fall of 2020, including the first course of the Program: Introduction to Spanish-language Legal Interpretation. This course centers on legal interpretation, but also offers insights into community interpretation, including medical. This course is an excellent way to learn what the profession is all about and can be your first step to a lucrative, life-long career.

Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from continuing your education! Enroll in the Legal and Community Interpreting Program’s ON-LINE Fall courses today!

SPRING 2022 Class Schedule

*** Both Classes this semester are fully online. Both attendance in Zoom meetings once a week and online work on Canvas are required. Please note: official PDF schedule for Spring 2022 is incorrect. Please find correct information for registration below. 

 

  1. Consecutive Interpretation
    LCI 203
    Class Number: 21920
    4 Units, Online
    Instructor: Monique Dascha Inciarte
    Start date: February 14, 2022
    End date: May, 27, 2022
    Schedule: 6pm – 8:30pm
    Prerequisites: None (contact Laura Contreras to add the course if you are unable to add yourself, make sure to send her your student ID (lgomezcontreras@peralta.edu))
    Course description: Principles of consecutive interpretation (oral); skills and practices; legal terms used in court proceedings; overview of key linguistic differences between English and Spanish; legal vocabulary development in English and Spanish; practice with a wide variety of recordings in English and from a variety of Spanish speaking countries; note-taking strategies; and ethics. Consecutive interpretation is one of components of the California Sate Exam for Spanish Interpreters.
  2. Simultaneous Interpretation
    LCI 204
    Class Number: 23248
    4 Units, Online
    Instructor: Monique Dascha Inciarte
    Start date: February 14, 2022
    End date: May, 27, 2022
    Schedule: 6pm – 8:30pm
    Prerequisites: None (contact Laura Contreras to add the course if you are unable to add yourself, make sure to send her your student ID (lgomezcontreras@peralta.edu))
    Course description: Principles of simultaneous interpretation (oral); skills and practices; legal terms used in court proceedings; overview of key linguistic differences between English and Spanish; legal vocabulary development in English and Spanish; practice with a wide variety of recordings in English and from a variety of Spanish speaking countries; and ethics. This class might have one or two in-campus meetings, to practice using interpreting cabin and equipment. Simultaneous interpretation is one of components of the California Sate Exam for Spanish Interpreters.

Our LCI Curriculum is designed to:

  • PREPARE STUDENTS WHO ARE PROFICIENT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH for careers in legal and community interpretation
  • ENHANCE THE SKILL SETS OF WORKING INTERPRETERS who want to improve their interpreting and knowledge of terminology and develop new skills. 

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Interview with faculty member Monique Dascha Inciarte about LCI Program.

20 October 2015