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The Community Interpreter® International: Training of Trainers
The Community Interpreter® International: Training of Trainers
Price: $3,200 ($2,700 for graduates of The Community Interpreter®)
Session Dates: November 18-23, 2019 (Monday-Saturday)
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
Columbia, MD 21046
Audience: Interpreter trainers, and aspiring trainers of interpreters, who have graduated from a 40-hour interpreting foundation program and wish to offer a national medical, social services and educational 40- to 100-hour interpreter training curriculum without licensing fees.
Registration Deadline: November 4, 2019
2020 session dates to be confirmed.
The Community Interpreter® International (TCII) is the only national 40-hour licensed certificate program for community interpreting. This 42-hour Training of Trainers (TOT) licenses trainers across the U.S. and worldwide to deliver that program. The Community Interpreter® International and its TOT constitute the most comprehensive, in-depth program anywhere in the U.S. for trainers who seek to train community interpreters working in a broad spectrum of public and private services. This dynamic, interactive TOT program emphasizes skills building, role plays, small group work, video vignettes, discussion and case studies. It is designed to train interpreters in medical, educational and social services.
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Since 2004, Cross-Cultural Communications has delivered its training-of-trainers (TOT) program for The Community Interpreter® International from Florida to California. It comes in two formats: a six-day format for those who have attended another 40-hour program but have NOT attended TCII; and a four-day format for prior graduates of TCII. The longer format begins with a special two-day compressed session of TCII, followed by the regular four-day TOT. Any graduate of TCII may attend the four day portion of the TOT without attending the two-day introductory session, at the lower price of $2,700. To apply for the four-day session please submit a copy of your TCII training certificate with your application. (TCII training must have been given by CCC or TCII-licensed agency.)
All successful graduates of either the four-day or six-day TOT program (and/or the agencies who send the trainers) will be eligible to become licensed to give sessions of The Community Interpreter® International. There is no charge for licensing. For details about licensing, please contact us.
Travel information, including the nearest airport and recommended hotel are listed in our Hotel & Travel Info area. When choosing flights, please do not book a return flight earlier than 7:00pm on the last day of the program.
Candidates who meet the following criteria are eligible to attend the program:
College degree (four-year undergraduate degree or master’s degree)
Language proficiency in at least two languages
Completion of a minimum of 40 hours of interpreter training
Adult education or teaching experience
Please note that candidates are asked to submit documentation supporting the above criteria. In the event that not all criteria are met, a screening phone call may be requested between the candidate and CCC's owner, Marjory Bancroft.
This program includes a certificate and is approved by the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters for 12 CCHI CE hours, by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for 4.2 RID CEUs, by the American Translators Association for 10 ATA CEPs, and by the Ontario Council on Community Interpreting for 42 OCCI PDUs. (Please note that there is an additional $20 processing fee for RID CEUs.)
The Community Interpreter® International is a unique program designed to be delivered either to interpreters who work in health care, schools or community services, or to interpreters who work in all three areas. For example, for one session a trainer might choose to present the program for a group of medical interpreters and target the curriculum to meet their needs. In another session, the trainer might choose to address educational interpreters alone. In addition, trainers who attend the TOT will be offered an optional curriculum for a one-day medical terminology workshop, including the trainer's handbook and participant workbook. At the licensed trainer's discretion, this medical terminology workshop may be presented in conjunction with, or separately from, The Community Interpreter® International.
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Engaging, thorough, supportive, created a safe environment where we could learn from each other.
From our Summer 2018 participants:
Amazing content and engaging activities. I think the way the content is structured is a clear reflection on the well-created and thought-out pedagogy of the curriculum.
Engaging and transformative.
From our Fall 2017 participants:
Very informative, interactive and challenging in the same time.
I enjoyed the program more than any I have taken in the last three years.
Thank you so much for the knowledge and wisdom you imparted on us.
From our Summer 2017 participants:
Thank you [Marjory and Denis] for a great training and learning opportunity. It was great to have the time and space to develop community. Please keep up the good work and showing strength in the face of adversity. We appreciate CCC!
Instructor's guide, the materials [are] excellent. I couldn’t have been trained in a better place. I took away so many things. I learned from the BEST!!
From our Fall 2016 participants:
The materials and resources [were] very organized and provide a ton of activities.
Great energy and balance of course materials. Real life stories and presentation.
Great trainers -- can't ask for more.
From our Summer 2016 participants:
Engaging training, great practice time and time to apply knowledge...fantastic opportunities for feedback.
Such a wonderful program, I will highly recommend to other interpreters [who] are looking for a TOT program.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! This was a FANTASTIC opportunity, I feel so fortunate to have learned from such amazing trainers and peers.