Language Bank Workshops

Medical Interpreter Training Course

The Language Bank at the Northern Nevada International Center has joined efforts with Cross Cultural Services, LLC to create awareness of the importance of having Qualified Medical Interpreters to serve the needs of our Limited English Proficiency populations. The next 40 Hour Prerequisite Medical Interpreting Training course offered by Cross Cultural Services, LLC will take place on September 7, 8, 9 and 15, and 16 from 8am-5pm. Click on the flyer link below for further details.

During this course you will learn:

  • How to Manage an Interpreting Encounter
  • Healthcare Terminology
  • How to Interact with Other Healthcare Professionals
  • Cultural Responsiveness, and
  • Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics

Sign up, don't delay, spaces are limited. Acquire the tools to become a Qualified Medical Interpreter, join this course today!   Click here for the flyer.


REOC Workshop

Emergency Response Roles for Interpreters Workshop on May 24, 2016 

The Language Bank at the Northern Nevada International Center in collaboration with the Washoe County Emergency Management & Homeland Security kicked off its Multi-Language Public Warning and Information Project on May 24, 2016. Over 40 interpreters attended our Emergency Response Roles for Interpreters event that took place at the Regional Emergency Operations Center. We had presentations by the Airport Authority, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the Red Cross and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

Interpreters that attended learned about:

·        How to ensure that limited English proficiency (LEP) populations understand the role and the presence of first responders in a disaster, creating an understanding of regional hazards, and providing education to enhance public safety, and

·        How can interpreters help disseminate culturally appropriate emergency preparedness information and education to our (LEP) communities.   

Thank you to Aaron Kenneston, Washoe County Emergency Manager for hosting us at the REOC. Also thank you to for providing emergency preparedness related giveaway gifts to our interpreters. Thank you as well to the Administrative Office of the Courts of Nevada for providing continuing education credits to all the Nevada certified interpreters that showed up to our event. We have many great events coming this year in regards to this project. Please sign up to our Language Beat Newsletter to receive updates about our Multi-Language Public Warning and Information Project. Please fill in your information on the right hand column.   


Presentation at the Language Bank Share and Learn Workshop

Share and Learn Workshop November 18th, 2015

The Northern Nevada International Center Language Bank held its first Share and Learn Workshop on Wednesday, November 18, 2015. We had the participation of nearly 30 Court and Medical Interpreters, Translators, Court representatives and aspiring language interpreters in the community. The Language Bank Share and Learn Workshop on November 18 was intended to empower and inform all of our interpreters and translators about the court and medical certification process. The Share and Learn Workshop series continues, more to come in 2016!

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