Course Description

Having trouble passing the Federal Exam? Taking it for the first time? This course takes a unique approach by unabashedly “teaching to the test.” With an accent on self-learning and self-critique, we will review the test structure, objective and subjective scoring units, address strategies to help cope with test-taking nerves and, of course, do a deep dive into interpreting technique in all three modes tested on the exam. Key terminology is of course addressed.

What you will learn:

 Understand how the exam is organized, scored and rated and how to translate that knowledge into study and test-taking strategies; 

 Strengthen interpreting skills in all three modes with an accent on bolstered delivery consistency and adaptability; 

 Strengthen core interpreting techniques.

Who should attend: 

This course is specifically designed for interpreters planning to sit for the oral portion Federal Court Interpreting Exam.

Skill Level: Advanced     Language: Spanish     Specialization: Legal

Classes begin January 25, 2021! Seats are limited.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday Evenings from 7 PM ET- 9 PM ET ending on Feb. 11, 2021.

A student led study group will be held every week.

Continuing Education Credits are approved for the following states: 

18 CEUs: MO, NM, NC, OR, TN (Foreign Language), UT, WI, (other states pending)

Students can individually apply for CEUs in the following states by submitting all necessary information: DE, IA, KY, MD, MI, MS, NE

Don't see your state? Contact us! 

(407) 677-4155 

Federally Certified Interpreter

Katty Kauffman

Katty Kauffman is a conference and legal interpreter, a graduate of Pedro de Valdivia School of Law in Santiago, Chile and the Certificate Program in Comparative US/Latin American Legal Reforms at Washington College of Law at American University in Washington, DC. A member of NAJIT and AIIC, she is a contributing author to the 2nd Edition of Fundamentals of Court Interpretation and a member of the Editorial Board of the 2nd Edition of Sandro Tomasi's Criminal Law Dictionary. A frequent speaker nationwide on the criminal procedure reforms that have swept Latin America, a former staff interpreter with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and federal exam rater, she is currently working as a freelancer from her home base in Miami.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Class Resources

    • Resources

    • Study Group Resources

  • 2

    Class Recordings

    • Orientation and Class 1

    • Class 2

    • Class 3

    • Class 4

    • Class 5

    • Class 6

    • Class 7

    • Class 8

    • Class 9