Training for interpreters

Trainer biography:

Christopher Dimmick has a
passion for interpretation that is
highly contagious in training
sessions, which he has led from
coast to coast since 2002.  He has trained over
6,000 interpreters who work in more than 40
languages.  Chris holds a degree in Spanish
Translation and Interpretation and has done
graduate work and received instruction in small-
group facilitation, learner-focused adult
education, cross-cultural communication
strategies, and the experiential-based training of
language professionals.  As a Master-Level
Certified Spanish Court Interpreter (Idaho,
Oregon), Washington State Certified Spanish
Court Interpreter, and a nationally Certified
Medical Interpreter – Spanish (NBCMI), he
employs unique instructional techniques
targeting various learning styles and building
upon each individual’s strengths. In addition to
training, Chris consults with public and private
organizations on interpreter performance
“I have attended interpreter
conferences, institutes, and
workshops.  This trainer is simply
the best at establishing a safe
environment for learning and

"(The instructor) developed all his
own very unique and relevant
materials.  He took us step by step
through self-assessment,
terminology enrichment, goal
setting for interpretation skills,
and continued development in the

“I was impressed with the
instructor’s professionalism and
concern for each participant.”

“A master interpreter and
masterful teacher!"

“I've been to three separate
trainings with this interpreter
coach.  Each event was different
and fun, suprisingly refreshing and
mentally stimulating.  Lots of
innovation and no recycling of
materials or cookie-cutter
sessions.  I'll be back for more."

"I just get nervous in situations
where I have to perform.  Quickly, I
felt at ease and engaged.  Thank

Who Should Attend?
Courses are designed for bilingual
individuals who are fluent in speaking,
reading and writing English and another
language,who have a desire to assist
limited English proficient individuals
communicate in health care or legal
(208) 365-2622
Contact us for more information on how to host a training session at your
medical or court facility.
1) 16-hour Basic Training for Medical Interpreters
Medical interpreter resources
3) 8-hour Skills Building  for Medical Interpreters

Contact us to be placed on the waiting list for our next course.
2) 16-hour Boot Camp for Medical Interpreters

Contact us to be placed on the waiting list for our next course.
40-hour Initial Training for Interpreters in Health Care
in three sessions*
*These sessions fulfill the training requirement to enroll in testing for
National Medical Interpreter Certification
Free online medical terminology course in
Des Moines University curso de
terminología médica

Free online medical terminology course in
Des Moines University medical
terminology course