Use your language fluency to enhance your career options! Become a Korean/English legal interpreter.
The University of Georgia’s Korean/English Legal Interpreter Certificate is a 30-hour classroom training program designed for bilingual individuals who speak English and Korean and work in, or desire to work in, the legal field or a court system.
This program prepares you for the State Court Interpretation Certification Test so you can assist Korean-speaking persons who come before the Courts.
The program covers:
- Ethics of Interpreting
- Legal interpreting terminology in English and Korean
- Korean/English linguistics skills
- Analysis of the legal environment for Korean-speaking people
- Development of integrated interpreter skills
- Cultural aspects of the Korean community
- Practice examinations to determine level of competency
- Practice scenarios for simultaneous, consecutive, and sight interpreting
Job Outlook: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, interpreters and translations can expect much faster than average employment growth over the next decade due to the increase in the number of foreign language speakers in the United States and the broadening of international ties.
Who Should Attend?
- Interpreters and translators currently employed in the legal field or court systems
- Independent interpreters
- Interpreters with other interpreting credentials, such as those who have completed the Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate Program or the Professional Interpreter in Education Certificate Program
- Individuals seeking employment in the legal field or in court systems
- Individuals seeking their first professional interpreting certificate
- Paralegals, administrative assistants, front office staff, receptionists, social workers, etc. who are bilingual in Korean and Spanish
Saturdays, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 2014
No class April 19, 2014
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
3.0 CEUs awarded/Certificate of Program Completion
Timely completion of assignments is required including the successful completion of written and oral assignments. Your attendance is required at all five sessions in order for you to receive your "Certificate of Program Completion."
Certification or Licensure Information:
The State of Georgia test is a separate process, involving additional time and fees. The University of Georgia program is a preparatory program only.