Interpreting in a School Setting

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Interpreting in a School Setting is available as an interactive e-learning course. The course is designed for interpreters who are preparing to start interpreting for school meetings. By the end of the course, participants will have a better working knowledge of what to expect during common parent-teacher meetings, specialized vocabulary, some of the most typical learning disabilities and challenges facing students, and best practices while on the job. Interpreting in a School Setting also includes a glossary with common terms and spaces to write words and phrases in your target language.


The course was created through collaboration with educational professionals including teachers, principals, and school psychologists. It consists of two modules. Module one explains the steps to common parent-teacher meetings, including report card conferences, developing IEPs, and creating 504 plans.  Module two covers common learning disabilities supported by IDEA and the Americans with Disabilities act. By the course conclusion, interpreters of all skill levels and experience will be ready to understand and interpret for school meetings.

Duration and format

The course is timed to last for 30-45 minutes. It consists of informational modules and an exam with a certificate upon completion and a passing exam result. Each module consists of a variety of informational slides, both lecture and interactive, to broadly engage participants, ensure information retention, and encourage application. The course is entirely online and easily accessible from our e-learning platform—no downloads or special permissions required. The information is updated regularly to meet current standards. Interpreting in a School Setting is further customizable to fit your organization’s needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information using the below form.


This course has a cost of $45.