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Introduction to Court Interpreting Seminar (40 hours)

October 14, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Introduction to Court Interpreting Seminar

Introduction to Court Interpreting Seminar (40 hours) Fridays and Saturdays: September 16, 23, and 30; October 7 & 14 (total 5 meeting days) Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Location: UH-Downtown, One Main building 77002 Course fee: $460.00 Registration Here.

Course description:

Our instructor is Graciela Zozaya, a Master Licensed Certified Court Interpreter with over three decades of experience in interpreting and translation both in medical and legal fields. In addition to satisfying the orientation hours required to take the exam, the course focuses on general legal knowledge tested in the written part of the State certification exam and on the three modes of interpretation (sight, consecutive, simultaneous) tested in the oral portion. The course in non-language specific, therefore its methodology can be applied to any language combination that you decide to be tested on. Our class often has students from diverse linguistic backgrounds, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Arabic, French, and more!

Materials needed:

For interpreting exercises, you will need a personal recording device such as a handheld recorder or smartphone application and headphones. All other materials are provided by the program. See disclaimer below.


  • 18 years and older;
  • High School diploma or equivalent;
  • must be proficient in English and any other second language (Spanish, Vietnamese, French, etc.).


Class is subject to cancellation if minimum enrollment (7 students) is not met.

Registration will close on September 12, 2017.

Price might change to a lower amount if students buy the course packet separately. More information on this will follow.

Total price (course + packet) will not be more than 460.00. In the event that you register early and price changes to a lower amount, the difference will be refunded.

After this course: You will receive a certificate of completion which will allow you to register for the written state exam. Upon passing the written exam you may take the oral exam. You can find more information on licensing process (although our workshop will also go over these) and about careers in court interpreting in Texas in the following link: http://www.txcourts.gov/jbcc/licensed-court-interpreters/initial-licensure.aspx#BecomingLCI

Please consider registering as soon as possible. Class is open to 20 students maximum.


Dr. Rey Romero at romerore@uhd.edu if you need any additional information. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions, Rey Romero, Ph.D. https://uhd.academia.edu/ReyRomero Associate Professor – Spanish Linguistics Coordinator, Translation Minor Department of Arts & Humanities One Main Street – Suite S-1021 University of Houston-Downtown Houston, Texas 77002 voice: 713-226-5549.


October 14, 2017
7:30 am - 3:30 pm


University of Houston – Downtown
One Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 United States
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