Court Interpreter Oral Exam Master Class

Offered by Interpretrain and Athena Sky Interpreting.

Registration for 2021 is closed. Our offering dates for 2022 will be posted soon.

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To be considered for the next offering, please submit an application.

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Prepare. Train. Succeed.

Are you struggling to pass the state court interpreting oral exam?

You're not alone. On average, only 12% to 15% of candidates actually pass. That is why Interpretrain and Athena Sky Interpreting have joined forces to design an intensive Master Class. 

We will foster the skills you need to achieve excellence in the profession, helping you to be calm, confident and fully prepared on test day.

From April to July 2021, aspiring state court interpreters will join us for our Master Class, working individually, in groups, and in classes for 12 weeks.

You will receive guidance on reaching expert levels of proficiency for all three modes of interpreting.

You will also prepare for the mental challenge of managing this difficult and stressful exam in a collaborative, supportive environment. 

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 Master court terminology

Drill over 900 audio & visual flashcards, which offer each term in a sentence as well as multiple target-language equivalents

Practice vocabulary with flashcard games

Challenge yourself with dynamic exercises and quizzes

Listen to a teacher's interpretation

Compare your rendition to a pro's and spot places to improve

Get a grade

Evaluate your interpretation with our patent-pending testing-technology and get an actual numerical score

Automatically remove the silences when playing your consecutive interpretations. (Beta)

By not having to fast forward through the silences, this new technology allows you to evaluate your consecutive practices in half the time

Listen and interpret on a single device

Simplify your training by interpreting directly on our App, using our dual-channel play & record technology

Store all your app recordings

Save and organize all of your interpreting practices on our Interpreter Training Cloud

Facilitate peer feedback on your App

Email or chat your interpreting practices to a study buddy who also has the App

Pick up where you left off on the App

Eliminate the guesswork by bookmarking your practices to access them immediately during your next session

Program study sessions

Generate automated study reminders to improve engagement

Track your progress

Generate and store your performance certificates on our Interpreter Training Cloud

Study without an internet connection

Download the vocabulary drills for offline use

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Mental Wellness

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Interpret and Voice Record

Get a Grade

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Guidance. Structure. Accountability.

Our structured online classroom will provide you all the tools you need to get ready for this exam!

This master class will guide you through a day-by-day Lesson Plan with a detailed schedule for your homework and “study pod” activities.

You’ll have two instructors to hold you accountable and make sure you keep progressing!

We will:

· Begin with an intensive immersion in note-taking skills (a big portion of the test and an area where interpreters tend to struggle the most)

· Systematically work our way through Interpretrain’s State Oral Exam Training Program (55 study labs adapted from real courtroom proceedings)

· Practice with terminology drills (audio exercises, quizzes, and games) to master highly specialized court vocabulary

·  Interpret the same practice at slower, then faster speeds (up to 140 words per minute), to progressively increase your pace in the Simultaneous Mode

·  Gradually tackle longer chunks of speech in the Consecutive Mode, until being able to accurately render 45-55 word chunks

·  Sight translate real court documents (from the U.S and from jurisdictions around the world where Spanish is spoken) while learning the most effective method to markedly increase your accuracy in this mode

·  Meet with ES-EN legal interpreters, giving each other feedback in class and in smaller group study sessions

·  Facilitate detailed self-evaluations of each practice, providing you a numerical score

·  Cover vital test-taking tips and holistic methods to manage your stress, so you can shine under the most difficult test conditions

·  Issue you a completion certificate

The Road to Certification Starts Here


Meet Your Instructors

Athena Matilsky

Virginia Valencia

Virginia Valencia is a federally certified court interpreter and the lead trainer at Interpreterain.


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To determine if you qualify for this master class, we first need to review your application. If approved, a link to register will be emailed to you.

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