This module is intended for providers who are new to working with interpreters. It is the first of two Switchboard e-learning modules on this topic. After completing this module, we recommend you complete Overcoming Challenges in Interpretation.
After completing this 20-minute module, you will be able to:
- Define key terms related to interpretation;
- Describe the interpreter’s role, including the role of cultural competence in interpretation; and
- Describe why quality interpretation is important when providing services to limited English proficient (LEP) clients.