The Community Interpreter International-40 hour Medical Interpreter Course

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Interpreter Services

2025 Traverwood Dr.


Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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The Community Interpreter International is a unique, 40-hour intensive, professional training for interpreters.

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From the overarching purpose and place qualified interpreters have in our community, to the practical fundamentals of the interpreting process, The Community Interpreter International® is one of the preeminent interpreter training's in the world. Those at the very beginning of their interpreter careers and veteran interpreters alike will find that with this hands-on, discussion-based, activity-driven approach, with an emphasis on interpreting in the medical setting, TCI lends itself to immediate application to our professional work.

Course Objectives

• Define Communicative Autonomy

• Memorize one ethical principle from the NCIHC National Standards of Practice

• Demonstrate the three steps of the “Say-no Model”

• Develop at least one script for strategic mediation

Course Tuition

The cost of this course is $675.00 (US). Course materials and light breakfast refreshments are included. Lunch is on your own (there are many restaurants nearby).


  • Must be 18 years older
  • Must be binligual and fluent in both English and the language you interpret
  • All individuals will be screened for language proficiency with a score of 9 and above to qualify

Date, Time, and Location

Fridays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 2020 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Location: 2025 Traverwood Dr. STE A4 Ann Arbor MI 48105

Room 1213

CEU Information

This 40 hour workshop is intended for spoken and signed language interpreters, both students and professionals.

Michigan Medicine Interpreters Services is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities.This PS program is offered for [4.0] CEUs at the Some Content Knowledge Level. No partial CEUs will be awarded.


This training complies with the University of Michigan’s Nondiscrimination Policy. Please refer here for any policy questions: https://hr.umich.edu/working-u-m/workplace-improvement/office-institutional-equity/nondiscrimination-policy-notice.

To request reasonable accommodations, please contact Vivian Yu at MITrainingAcademy@med.umich.edu

Hotel Accommodations

We want to make it as convenient as possible for students who need lodging in the Ann Arbor area while taking our classes.

Call 800-544-8684 or 734-936-0135 for the UMHS Patient and Visitor Hotel Accommodations

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be permitted four or more weeks prior to the start of a training course without incurring a fee. Due to the cost of establishing, holding, and refilling participant slots, along with the associated costs of language assessments and course materials, the following cancellation fee schedule applies:

• For 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of a training course, a cancellation fee of 25% of the training course price will be assessed.

• Between 8-13 days prior to the start of a training course, a cancellation fee of 50% of the training course price will be assessed.

• Within 7 days of the start of a training course, a cancellation fee of 75% of the training course price will be assessed.

• No show on the first day of the training course will incur a cancellation fee of 100% of training course price.


Questions about UMHS Interpreter Services The Community Interpreter International? Contact Vivian Yu MITrainingAcademy@med.umich.edu (please put the course title in the subject line) or call the Medical Interpreter Training Academy at 734-998-2183.

Christa A. Moran NIC, M.Ed

Christa Moran, NIC, M.Ed, is a nationally certified, medical and mental health endorsed full time medical interpreter. Christa is a supervising staff interpreter and trainer at the University of Michigan Hospital . She is also coordinator of the Michigan Medicine Medical Interpreter Training Academy. She has a BA from the University of Michigan, a post baccalaureate degree in education from Eastern Michigan University, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education/Deaf Education Certification graduating summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota. Christa combines her interpreting and teaching through the many workshops and curricula she has developed. She is a licensed instructor of The Community Interpreter International interpreter training program . On a national level she has presented at the National Symposium on Health Care Interpreting Conference , Diversity RX, IMIA National Conference and Association of Medical Professionals with Hearing Loss National Conference. She also has developed and runs trainings for physicians, nurses, medical and school of nursing students in how to team with medical interpreters.

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