Alexandra Goldburt wrote:
I'm trying to help a friend, who wants to start a career as a medical interpreter (in Arabic-English language combination). I thought that getting a certificate from some on-line school would be a good place to start. There are several such courses, and of course, their websites offer the usual advertising hype - they are the best, they post wonderfully sounding testimonials on their websites, etc.
Has anyone on this forum taken such a course, or knows somebody who has taken it? Do such courses indeed help to enter the interpreting profession?
Waiting to hear your thoughts. Thanks in advance!
I wouldn't bother. Nobody will teach your aspiring friend self-confidence while on the line with client and LEP. Save that dough for Christmas.
Just my 2 pesos
[Edited at 2010-12-13 17:40 GMT]