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Federal Court Interpreter  

This online course will teach you the skills needed to sit for the Oral Component of any State and Federal Court Interpreting Certification exams.

What you will learn

  • Understand interpreting techniques – simultaneous, consecutive, and sight translation
  • Learn criminal and civil terminology in both Spanish and English and the corresponding transfer into the opposite language
  • Master drug, firearm, fingerprint, gang terminology
  • Study juvenile court and children's court terminology
  • Explore the necessary material to sit in either a State or Federal Spanish Court Interpreter examination
  • Understand courtroom protocol and the ethics of the court interpreter

How you will benefit

  • Develop the skills needed to work as an English to Spanish or Spanish to English translator
  • Gain confidence in your abilities by practicing numerous court cases as if they were in an actual court proceeding, both at the state and the federal levels
  • Understand the legal regulations required to work as a federal court interpreter
  • Become prepared to interpret in any civil deposition and any other legal proceeding in the criminal and in the civil jurisdictions

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


State and Federal Spanish Court Interpreter certification examinations are rigorous exams that require intensive training and access to practice courses. The Federal Court Interpreter course includes the finest online interpreting laboratory in the market. You will be able to practice numerous court cases as if they were in an actual court proceeding, both at the state and the federal levels.

The material presented in each lecture is immediately practiced in the online laboratory to make sure that you are able not only to memorize the transfer of a word or phrase, but also are able to interpret as it is required in a court of law. This course also prepares you to interpret in any civil deposition and any other legal proceeding in the criminal and in the civil jurisdictions.


  1. Interpreting Criminal Proceedings I
    1. Arraignment
    2. Pre-trial Hearings
    3. Preliminary Hearings
    4. Criminal Terminology
    5. Trials
    6. Sentencing
    7. Progress Reports
    8. Probation Violation Hearings
    9. Colloquialisms
    10. Simultaneous Techniques
    11. Consecutive Techniques
    12. Criminal Offenses in the State Jurisdiction
    13. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
  2. Interpreting Criminal Proceedings II
    1. Misdemeanors in State Court
    2. Felonies in State Court
    3. Waivers and Plea Forms
    4. DUI/DWI – Driving under the influence/Driving while intoxicating
    5. Domestic Violence
    6. Drug Terminology
    7. Drug Possession cases
    8. Firearms Terminology
    9. Fingerprint Terminology
    10. Gang Terminology
    11. Juvenile Court Terminology
    12. Children's Court Terminology
    13. Typical Court Proceedings – Misdemeanors
    14. Typical Court Proceedings – Felonies
    15. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
  3. Advanced Interpreting Techniques in Criminal and Civil Matters
    1. Parties involved in Federal Courts
    2. Federal Crimes
    3. Family Law Court
    4. Probate Court
    5. Contracts Law
    6. Advanced Sight Translations – Federal Level
    7. Advanced Consecutive Techniques
    8. Expert Witness Testimony – DNA
    9. Expert Witness Testimony – Computer Forensics
    10. Differences in the transfer of Criminal and Civil Legal Terminology
    11. Drug Trafficking
    12. Exam-Taking Techniques
  4. Interpreting Laboratory Practices


Nestor Wagner is a certified Court and Medical Interpreter who has been teaching interpreting courses since 1990. He has the highest pass rate of certified court interpreters in the nation. He has published several books in the interpreting community. Mr. Wagner is involved in the examination process for Immigration Interpreters and Analytical Linguists. He participates as speakers in national and international conferences on Criminal, Civil and Immigration Court terminology, advanced interpreting skills, and localization in the transfer of legal and non-legal terminology. Mr. Wagner holds a Master degree from the University of Washington.

 

Federal Court Interpreter
Item: 202003CTP21650  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,395.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.