Trilingual Interpreter Certification Examinations

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Title: Trilingual (English, Spanish, and ASL) Interpreter Certification Examinations

 

Invention: Two tests designed to assess essential knowledge, skills, and abilities of interpreters who work with English-Spanish-ASL trilingual interpretation. The first test is a multiple-choice prerequisite that assesses an interpreter’s Spanish proficiency. The second test consists of two separate performance tests, advanced and master, that assess a candidate’s ability to perform tasks unique to English-Spanish-ASL trilingual interpretation.

 

Background: The translation services industry includes organizations that translate written material and interpret speech from one language to another. With interpretation services holding more than fifty percent of the market segmentation, these tests are highly applicable to a large number of workers within the interpretation field. 

 

Applications:

  • Assessing and certifying English-Spanish-ASL trilingual interpreters
  • Potential to expand into other trilingual language interpretation assessments (ex. English-French-ASL interpretation)

 

Advantages:

  • The first and only tests developed to assess trilingual interpretation proficiency

 

Licensing Manager: 

Lewis Humphreys

LewisH@tla.arizona.edu

(520) 626-1213