This is DE LA MORA’s Signature Court Interpreter Program to help prepare Russian speakers to become state certified. This comprehensive course will go over the Weightlifting Methods© which is a set of rules for better practice and self-evaluation or the key aspects needed to improve interpreting performance. As well as an overview of the judicial system, key terminology, introduction to the three modes of interpretation and language specific practice with a Russian instructor.
This is a Live online course meaning students will be able to interact with the instructor and peers in an online environment via user-friendly software. Our live Online platform can be accessed through laptops, computers, cellphones, iPads and/or Android tablets. Also, all class sessions will be recorded and made available for review or study purposes within 24 hours.
Haven’t taken an online class before? Don’t worry! A separate orientation will take place to make sure everyone is comfortable accessing and using the technology. Students also have the full support of our staff to answer questions and be a helping hand.
The curriculum is broken down as follows:
Class 1: Intro to Court Interpretation and De La Mora’s ‘Weightlifting Methods’
Class 2: Intro to Court Interpretation and De La Mora’s ‘Weightlifting Methods’
Class 3: Practical Consecutive Interpretation (language Neutral practice)
Class 4: Practical Consecutive Interpretation (Language Neutral Practice)
Class 5: Sight Translation (Language Neutral Practice)
Class 6: Simultaneous Interpretation (Language Neutral Practice)
Class 7: Russian Specific practice
Class 8: Russian Specific practice
Class 9: Russian Specific Practice
Class 10: Russian Specific Practice
Included in both courses:
All lesson materials and homework
Access to class recordings and resources for up to 6 weeks after the last session
Orientation: August 6th, 2019
August 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, August 26, 28 September 4, 5
Time for all classes: 8pm – 9:30pm ET
Format: LIVE online class
One Time Price: $398
Or Two Payments: $250.00
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the methods that have made us a nationally-recognized name in interpreter training!
Sasha Spencer is a certified court interpreter for Russian in Utah. She is a native Russian speaker and holds an M.A. in Conference Interpreting from Heidelberg University in Germany and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from a university in Ukraine.
For over 10 years, Ms. Spencer interpreted for military and governmental conferences. She held the position of the personal interpreter to the Ambassador of Canada in Ukraine.
Since 2012, she primarily interprets and translates for the legal field. She teaches classes for conference interpreters, and, in an effort to create an appreciation for world languages in Utah, she recently started teaching French to local Junior High students.
Claudia E. Villalba, a graduate of Kean University, taught court interpretation at Rutgers University and Brookdale CC in the State of New Jersey where she worked for 10 years for the New Jersey Judiciary as a staff interpreter, and subsequently as the supervising court interpreter for the County of Middlesex where she also trained court interpreters. She has worked with the NCSC as a subject matter expert for over five years. She is currently the supervising court interpreter for the 7th Judicial Circuit in the State of Florida. She is certified by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts as a Federally Certified Court Interpreter. She is also a Certified Court interpreter by the Florida Court Interpreter Certification Board.