Learning from Mistakes: Monitoring Errors in Interpreting Performance
Presenter: Natalya Mytareva
Cost: $15 CHIA Members / $25 Non-Members
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This presentation is intended for practicing interpreters and interpreter trainers who are interested in a better understanding of the interpreting skills. The presenter will define the types of healthcare interpreter errors (into English) and share the results of analysis of most common errors that candidates who fail CCHI’s oral performance examinations make. A comparison of patterns of errors across Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish candidates will be provided. Attendees will participate in an interactive brainstorming of possible remedial training solutions for specific types of errors.
1. Identify most common types of errors made by failing candidates during a CHI oral performance exam.
2. Compare patterns of errors across Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish candidates.
3. Identify possible areas of remedial training.
Natalya Mytareva, M.A., CoreCHI™, is Executive Director of the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI) and one of its founding Commissioners. In 2000-2013, Natalya was Communications Director at the International Institute of Akron, a non-profit refugee resettlement agency in Ohio. She developed and taught several courses for healthcare and court interpreters, with the focus on languages of lesser diffusion. Natalya is a Russian interpreter/translator, and started her career as instructor of interpretation/translation courses at Volgograd State University (Russia) in 1991. She holds a combined BA/MA degree from VSU in Philology & Teaching English as a Foreign Language.