Monterey offers 5-day course in court interpreting (2013)

The well-known Monterey Institute of International Studies is offering a 5-day course, details of which can be found below. I’m sure that many of you will have heard of the eminent Holly Mikkelson. Monterey also runs translation courses regularly. My only regret for those of us outside the US is that they don’t run more courses that can be attended online.

Advanced Techniques for Court Interpreters (On-Site)

This 5-day, 30 hour course will provide advanced, experienced court interpreters with an opportunity to further hone their interpreting techniques. The instructors, both federally certified interpreters with many years of teaching experience, will provide exercises designed to improve consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and sight translation skills, with extensive individual feedback in our state-of-the-art facilities.
In addition, issues of test anxiety will be addressed for individuals preparing to take certification exams.
By the end of the course, participants will have made significant improvements in their interpreting skills and will be more confident in their abilities.

About the Instructors:

HOLLY  MIKKELSON  Associate Professor of Translation and Interpretation at the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Prof. Mikkelson is an ATA-certified translator (S>E, E>S) and a State and Federally certified court interpreter who has taught translation and interpreting for over 25 years. She is the author of the Acebo interpreter training manuals ( as well as numerous articles on translation and interpretation, and is a co-author of Fundamentals of Court Interpretation:  Theory, Policy and Practice. Professor Mikkelson has consulted with many state and private entities on interpreter testing and training, and has presented lectures and workshops to interpreters and related professionals throughout the world.

Esther M. Navarro-Hall holds a Master of Arts in Conference Interpretation (MIIS), Federal Court Certification, and California Certification as a Court and Medical Interpreter. She has also received U.S. State Department and ATA (E>S) certifications. She has provided training for interpreters, translators, interpreter trainers, and medical and courthouse personnel. Ms. Navarro-Hall has worked as a Freelance Interpreter in the conference, corporate, court, medical and community fields for the past 25 years. She is an Adjunct Professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College, teaching Conference Interpreting (E>S and F>S) and Court Interpreting (E>S).
30 hours, 6 hours a day, 5 days
Dates: May 27-31, 2013  
Location: Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA  
Investment:  $1200.00  
Registration Deadline: April 20, 2013

For more information about the course and other Translation and Interpretation Short Programs please contact: Heather Kokesch, Phone: 831.647.6422, Fax: 831.647.6650, Email:

Regarding disclosure, I have no commercial relationship of any kind with the Monterey Institute, and provide the above details purely for information purposes.

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