Course Description

Court interpreting is a sophisticated and demanding profession that requires much more than being bilingual. This course is to help people aspiring to become certified court interpreters in Arabic, understand what the oral examination measures, how it is administered and scored; and how to prepare for taking the examination in Arabic.

What you will learn

  • The minimum level of language knowledge and interpreting skills required to perform completely during court proceedings.

  • What does the exam measure

  • What is the structure of the exam

  • How the exam is scored and what are the scoring units

  • Enhanced test taking skills

  • Suggested DOs and Don'ts during the exam

  • How to practice for each section of the exam

  • Students will be provided with exercise materials for practice

Who should attend

This course is for those who are aspiring to become certified or qualified court interpreters in Arabic. They must possess a high level of knowledge and fluency in both English and Arabic, a level that is generally equivalent to that of an educated native speaker of the language. 

Skill Level: Foundational    Language: English/Arabic    Specialization: Legal


Elsadig Hagel Agib

Elsadig Hagel Agib is a bilingual teacher and educator, state certified court interpreter (Arabic), state and national approved tester. He's worked on numerous evaluation projects with the American Council for Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL),  state of Michigan Supreme Court, and the National Center for State Courts. He has 37 years of interpreting and translation experience in the United States, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. Including legal, medical, conference, technical, scientific and business translation and interpretation with a solid record of achievements providing effective and quick services to state & federal courts, government agencies, major law firms, hospitals and healthcare providers. Elsadig is a full-time high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for the Coldwater Community Schools, MI. The ESL program offers instruction in English pronunciation, grammar, reading and writing; speaking and listening for students whose first languages are not English to help them succeed academically. 

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Becoming an Arabic Court Interpreter

    • PowerPoint Slides

  • 2


    • Becoming an Arabic Court Interpreter

  • 3

    Skill Building Exercise

    • Exercise Instruction

    • Exercise Materials

  • 4

    Post Webinar Review

    • Quiz

    • Feedback Survey