About the Class
Are you a bilingual student with an interest in helping others? Do you ever help friends, relatives or community members with translation and interpretation? Have you ever considered earning a living by translating and interpreting in a Medical, Educational, Social/Community or Legal setting? In this safe and supportive environment you will learn how to accurately and professionally transfer communication from one language to another in written and verbal form. You will also develop your own professional portfolio and practice your skills through job shadows and internships. Finally, you will prepare for the Washington Certification Exam and have the opportunity to walk out the door ready to be paid for your hard work!
Pre-requisite: Bilingual and Bi-literate in English and another language [a minimum of 2.0 credits in English and 2.0 credits in World Language (or equivalent)]
Meet the instructor
Hi, I am Isabel Espino, teacher for the Translation and Interpretation Program here at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center. I have over 20 years of experience working as a Translator/Interpreter in many different fields, including medical, legal, social and community interpreting; and translating many different types of documents and literature. I also worked for several years as a Para-Educator and Interpreter in the Everett School District, assisting students in the ELL Department.
If you have native fluency in a language other than English and enjoy helping people understand one another, then you may have what it takes for a career using your heritage language. Let me show you the career possibilities that fluency in a second language can bring you! To take this class, you must be bilingual, and all languages are welcome. I would love to see you in our classroom!