Translation: medical and education topics 2023

This year, we have a new class on medical and educational translation into Spanish! Because most full-time interpreter positions include translation services, translation is relevant to interpreters. CCHI now grants CE credits for translation-related courses. See Translation in Medical Encounters, a review of the Job Tasks Analyses done by CCHI and NBCMI, on this topic. Helen has also observed that most interpreters in educational settings are also expected to provide translation services.

At the end of the course, students can:

Our online classes are based on real-time interaction, like an in-person discussion group. Our students always leave satisfied, no matter what their goals. To keep that intimate atmosphere, we limit classes to ten students per instructor.

You can read more about our class environment, technology required, and recommended resources on our general information page.

How do I register?

To register for the class, simply email the registration form with the subject line “Medical and Education Translation Interest” to helen at gauchatranslations dot com.  A few weeks before the first class, or when the class is full, I will send everyone signed up the admissions test. I should return your finished test within a week and tell you if you have been accepted or not.

How much does it cost?

Full course $390.00
With 15% discount for members of professional associations $331.50

What is the schedule for this class?

Day: Wednesdays, October and November, 2024

Time: 4:30-6:00 PM Pacific, 7:30-9:00 PM Eastern

There will be five sessions, with two extra sessions scheduled in case an earlier session has to be rescheduled.

  • Oct 8 to November 15: Scheduled days.
  • Nov 29, Dec 6: Rain check days, to be used if needed.


What is the syllabus?

Session Date Theory topic Homework to be discussed
1 Oct 18 Terminology research Admissions test
2 Oct 25 Differences between oral and written communication Medical and education translations into Spanish
3 Nov 1 Elements of good writing in Spanish Spanish writing
4 Nov 8 Differences between English and Spanish writing Same as week 2
5 Nov 15 Final questions Same as week 2
Nov 29 Rain check
Dec 6 Rain check

What continuing ed will I get?

We will request CE credits from CCHI, ATA, the Oregon courts, the Washington Courts, Washington DSHS LTC.