The UA’s National Center for Interpretation summer training institute has 38 new graduates.
The Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) has been the country’s premier Spanish/English court interpreter training in the country for more than three decades, delivering 120 hours of instruction to students in preparation for taking federal and state court examinations. The 2017 class included students from Arizona, 14 other states, and three foreign countries.
The rigorous curriculum, designed by the National Center for Interpretation (NCI), is paired with federally certified and highly experienced instructors to help professional interpreters reach their training and certification goals. Students are instructed on legal procedure, ethics and protocol, drug and weaponry terminology, and forensics, among other subject areas. They also receive intensive lab practice and feedback in simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and sight translation, working individually and in small groups to develop note-taking, memory development and self-instruction techniques.
The Agnese Haury Court Interpreter Training Institute is a core element of the National Center for Interpretation’s mission to promote intercultural communication and social justice for language minorities through cutting-edge research, training and testing for interpreters and translators.