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Interpreters and Translators Trainings

​​Orange County Department of Education Language Services offers a variety of trainings for school and district staff to enhance their on-the-job written translating and interpreting skills. Learn how to use your bi-literacy to aid parent conferences, Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and/or other  school-related activities.  Speakers of various languages are welcome to register. No prior translation or interpretation experience is required.​

What Every Interpreter/ Translator Should Know About Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)


  • ​Acquire Special Education basic concepts
  • Explore the needs of English learners with disabilities
  • Experience protocols when translating for Special Education requests
  • Understand legal implications and federal guidelines
  • Learn about available resources

Interpreters' and Translators' Training


  • Explore Culture, Value, and Beliefs
  • Translators Skills and Responsibilities
  • Techniques to become a better Interpreter/Translator
  • Protocols During Interpretation
  • Types of Meetings
  • Supports for Interpreters/Translators

"How Multicultural Tolerance Strengthen Family Participation" 

"Como la Tolerancia Cultural Fortalece la Participación Familiar". This training is in Spanish.


​Participants will learn about dialects in different Spanish speaking countries enriching their daily vocabulary and strengthen interactions with parents, educators and administrators in a variety of educational contexts.

​​Practitioners​' Tips Training


Interpreters/ Translators will be able to share strategies for:
  • Simplifying translations
  • Conveying clear and concise messages
  • Improving the quality of translations
  • Successfully supporting unique scenarios
  • Translating the untranslatable
Click on the following links for Registration and Schedule Information:
What Every Interpreters Translators Should Know About Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) 2017-2018​