For interpreters

Training resources

Wisconsin spoken language

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Lorena Terando, Program Coordinator
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: (414) 229-5968
E-mail: terando@uwm.edu
Website

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Pa Vang
School of Continuing Education
161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 227-3277
E-mail: pa@uwm.edu

Viterbo University
Vincente Guillot, Associate Professor
World Languages and Cultures
Coordinator of the Certificate in Community Interpreting
900 Viterbo Drive La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 796-3492
E-mail: vcguillot@viterbo.edu
Website

Equal Footing for Limited English Proficient Persons
Saul Arteaga, Southern Wisconsin Interpreting and Translation Services, Ltd. (SWITS)
Phone: (262) 740-2590
E-mail: saulart@swits.us
Website

International Institute of Wisconsin
1110 N. Old World Third St., Suite 420
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Phone: (414) 225-6220
E-mail: iiw@execpc.com
Website

Tamesia K. Sosa
Interpreter Trainer and Consultant
E-mail: tsosa32@gmail.com

Waukesha County Technical College
Language Interpreter for Health Services Program
Dr. Elvira Craig-de Silva, Associate Dean
800 Main St.
Waukesha, WI 53702
Phone: (262) 691-5256
E-mail: edesilva@waukesha.tec.wi.us
Website

Wisconsin Interpreter/Translator Association
Alexa Wirth and Patrick Ryan, moderators
E-mail: alexawirth@wi.rr.com, pbryan@quixnet.net
Web-site

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Wisconsin sign language

Wisconsin Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf
Susan Gordon, President
E-mail: president@wisrid.org
Website

Gateway Technical College
Interpreter Technician Program
Interpreter Technician Program
Mary Mair, Instructor
400 County Road H
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: (262) 741-8388 v/t
E-mail: mmair@gtc.edu
Website

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Medical Interpreter Program
700 W. State St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 297-MATC
E-mail: info@matc.edu

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Interpreter Training Program
Department of Exceptional Education
Enderis Hall 697
2400 E. Harford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Phone: (414) 229-4721
E-mail: hford@uwm.edu
Website

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Other states

Arizona

Agnese Haury Institute for Court Interpretation
University of Arizona, National Center for Interpretation
Modern Language Building, Room 445
P.O. Box 210067
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067
Phone: (520) 621-3615
Fax: (520) 624-8130
E-mail: ncitrp@u.arizona.edu
Website

  • Three-week intensive court interpreter training program (Spanish-English)
  • Preparation for federal exam

California

California Court Interpreters Program
Website

  • Useful list of legal glossaries in 11 languages

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Graduate School of Translation & Interpretation
Holly Mikkelson, Association Professor
Phone: (831) 647-3553
E-mail: hmikkelson@miis.edu
Website

  • One- to four-week courses at the introductory, intermediate and advanced levels in court interpreting, with special courses designed for certification exam preparation (Spanish-English, with plans to expand to Vietnamese, Korean, and Cantonese)
  • Two-week introductory course in medical interpreting (Spanish-English, with plans to expand to Vietnamese, Korean, and Cantonese)
  • Also offers a two-year graduate program in interpretation and translation

Asian Health Services
Hong Vu, M.A.
818 Webster Street
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: (510) 986-1153 ext. 204
Website

  • Forty-hour, five-week training for health care staff and interpreters covering topics such as legal and ethical issues, culture and health, medical terminology, and basic anatomy and physiology

Illinois

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights
4753 N. Broadway #400
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 751-4122
Website 

  • Forty-hour course training for legal interpretation
  • Forty-hour training for mental health interpreters
  • There is also diversity and cultural competency training

John A. Logan College, Carterville, Illinois
Certificate of Professional Development for Interpreters, online courses for sign language - Interpreter Preparation Program

John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Paula Willig, Interpreter Program Advisor
Phone: (618) 985-3741 ext. 8456
TTY: (618) 985-6018
E-mail: paulawillig@jalc.edu
Website

  • CEU certificate program consists of four required courses and one optional course; Three credits each course
  • The current cost is $46 per credit hour plus a $20 course fee for online courses
  • "Interpreter Ethics in Action" will be offered this summer

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Minnesota

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Bruce Downing, Program Director
Program in Translation and Interpreting
220 Nolte Center for Continuing Education
Phone: (612) 624-5024 (general) or (612) 624-6552 (Program Director)
Website

  • Certificate program in health care interpreting
  • Certificate program in legal interpreting with semester courses in legal interpreter training and American law
  • Translation services available

New Mexico

New Mexico Center for Language Access
Paula Couselo
Phone: (505) 270-0206 or (800) 894-5919, ext. 680
E-mail: paulacou@unm.edu
Website

  • Multilingual interpreting and translation certificate programs

Washington

Cross-Cultural Health Care Program (Bridging the Gap)
4700 42nd Ave SW Suite 580
Seattle, WA 98116
Phone: (206) 860-0329
Website

  • Forty-hour health care interpreter training course (also offers cultural competency and linguistic training)

Practice materials

"Interpretapes"
Agnese Haury Institute for Court Interpretation
University of Arizona-National Center for Interpretation
P.O. Box 210432
Tucson, AZ 85721
Phone: (520) 621-3615 Fax: (520) 624-8130
E-mail: ncitrp@u.arizona.edu
Website


ACEBO
P.O. Box 7485
Spreckels, CA 93962
Phone: (831) 455-1507
Fax: (831) 455-1541
E-mail: jim@acebo.com or holly@acebo.com
Website

De la Mora Interpreter Training
Agustin de la Mora
PO Box 677922
Orlando, Florida 32867
Phone: (407) 677-4155
E-mail: interpreter.answers@googlewave.com
Website

Consortium for Language Access in the Courts
National Center for State Courts
Nikiesha Cosby
300 Newport Avenue
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone: (757) 259-1591
Fax: (757) 564-2111
E-mail: ncosby@ncsc.org
Website

Online educational opportunities

Interpreter Education Online
Bromberg & Associates, LLC
Jinny Bromberg
Phone: (313) 871-0080
E-mail: jinny@InterpreterEducationOnline.com
Website

de la Mora Interpreter training
Augustin de la Mora
Phone (407) 677-4155
E-mail: de_la_Mora_Interpreter_training@mail.vresp.com
Website

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