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Court Interpreter Oral Exam Master Class

Offered by Interpretrain and Athena Sky Interpreting.

Beginning in April 2022.

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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 create 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 11th to June 30th, 2022, 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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Once class begins, you may access your program on your computer, as well as on your smartphone.

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Key Features
Federal Court Interpreter Oral Exam Training Program.

Expert Instructors

Study Pods

Court Interpreter Certification Program to help pass the oral exam.
Interpreter Training Program

A Proven Learning Approach

Mental Wellness

Become a certified court interpreter

Interpretrain's 3-Step Method™ and Why It Will Work for You

Master the Vocabulary

How to Become a Court Interpreter
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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.

Testimonials & Corporate Memberships

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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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