Health Care Interpreting DeCal
About the Course:
Health Care Interpreting Decal aims to train fluent bilingual students to interpret, or verbally translate, for health workers and patients in various health care settings in three major Asian Language groups in SF Bay Area - Mandarin, Cantonese, and Korean. Students of all linguistic backgrounds will be introduced to 1. the theory, concepts, and skills in health care interpreting. 2. the complexity of the roles and responsibilities of interpreters in health care setting and skills to carry out those functions and 3. the ethical principles, considerations, and strategies to handle challenges they may encounter as health care interpreters. They will apply these principles and skills and familiarize themselves with common medical terminologies during the language group simulation practice portion of the class.
There are two parts of the class: lecture and practice. The first half is lecture on the principles of health care interpreting, which will be taught in English. The second half is practice time during which students will break into language groups led by in-language coaches.
Assigned readings and homework assignments need to be completed weekly and will be discussed in the lecture and practice component.
How to Enroll:
We require certain degree of language proficiency in order to get the most out of the class. Interviews will be conducted to test your language skills.
We are currently accepting Mandarin, Cantonese and Korean speakers.
Please come to 7 Evans on Tuesday 2/1 or Thursday 2/3 at 6:30pm for interviews and more information.
Course Contact: serenahsia AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Winston Tseng
Time & Location:
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