How can you take interpreter classes online?


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To take interpreter classes online, search for an interpreter course, determine the technical computer requirements, complete the registration process and begin the course. Interpreter programs are typically not offered completely online due to the real-time interaction requirement, but courses focusing on translation are available, notes Study.com. Examples of programs that offer online classes as of 2015 include the program in translation and interpreting at the University of Minnesota and Spanish/English translation certification program at the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

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To take interpreter courses online, follow the steps below.

  1. Find a program
  2. Search online to find a program of interest. Typically, programs offered online include health care interpreting and language translation, especially English/Spanish translation.

  3. Complete the admissions process
  4. Complete all required forms for admission into the programs. Requirements may include a submitting a writing sample and language background form demonstrating proficiency in the language of interest.

  5. Register for the course
  6. Once admitted into the program, complete the registration process online to register for courses. Examples of available online courses may include Introduction to Translation Theory and Medical and Legal Translation, notes Study.com. Confirm that all technical requirements are met to be able to take the course online.

  7. Begin the course
  8. Pay all tuition and fees before the start of class. On the first day, log into the course to begin.

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