Both the demand for trilingual (ASL/Spanish/English) interpreter services and the supply of interpreters working in Spanish influenced settings is on the rise. However, training materials and opportunities struggle to keep up. This interactive session will start with an overview and historical look at the field of the trilingual interpreting movement. It will include discussion on competencies and skills identified in current research, identify instructor qualifications, demonstrate use of tools currently available, and highlight the need for pre-service interpreters to gain exposure before practice. Discussion will focus on the complexity of trilingual interpreter work and the competencies and skills required. Emphasis will be on targeting potential trilingual interpreters engaged in interpreter preparation programs.
Arlene Narvaez, Edwin Cancel