Breaking Language Barriers in the Courts (BLBC)

Quantum is pleased to introduce Breaking Language Barriers in the Courts (BLBC),
a 40-hour court interpreter training, presented in association with De La Mora
Interpreting. The classroom will be limited to 25 participants.

Quantum interpreters will be provided with partial tuition sponsorship for this
course. Please call our office at 215-627-2251 and speak with Evelyn Simpson
( for further information.

256 South 8th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Dates: July 27 & 28 (Sat & Sun) and August 9, 10 & 11 (Fri, Sat & Sun)
Time: 8am-5pm all five days
Who should take this course?
– Interpreters looking to improve their results on Performance Exams
– Interpreters who are currently preparing to take the Certification
– Interpreters who have taken the State Court Orientation and passed
the Written Exam
– Medical interpreters looking to enter the legal field
– Interpreters aiming to display proficient courtroom management

Course Description:
This comprehensive 40-hour curriculum will guide participants through the
information and skills necessary to become Professional Court Interpreters.
BLBC is completely language neutral, with a focus on interpreting skills and
court procedures. Languages Other Than Spanish (LOTS) Interpreters are
encouraged to take advantage of this unique training opportunity!
The course will familiarize interpreters with court procedures, ethics and the
role of the interpreter within the court system. It will cover the three modes
of interpretation tested by the NCSC Certification Exam: sight, consecutive and
simultaneous. By learning and applying methods of self-assessment to interactive
interpreting exercises, students will improve the accuracy and flow of their
renditions. Participants will also learn note-taking skills, memory techniques,
courtroom etiquette and many other skills crucial to being a successful
interpreter. Furthermore, there will be a mock trial day in order for
interpreters so use their skills in a practical scenario.
From this course you can expect:
– Knowledge of exactly what to do in the courtroom
– Familiarity with common legal terminology and proceedings
– Knowledge of self-assessment techniques to track your progress
– Increased accuracy in sight, consecutive and simultaneous
– Increased confidence in skills tested by the NCSC Certification Exam