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Instructed by Certified Legal Interpreters with local experience in a variety of case types, this course is designed to help prepare you for Georgia state certification program. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to be included in our graduate job board upon completion of your state certification. The Legal Interpreter program will provide you knowledge in the following areas: Interpreting skills (consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, and sight translation) Legal terminology - language-specific legal terms and expressions   Basic court room procedures and protocols; understanding of the judicial system and common focus of court assignments (including required observations of local courts)   Ethics and roles of the interpreter within the judicial system Cultural competency Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Heritage Spanish or Spanish Series Two courses OR complete Written and Oral Skills Assessment OR submit transcript from another language assessment (TOEFL iBT, CLEP, ACTFL/LTI) for evaluation and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required.

173QLEG3000A

Start date: 03/04/17

End date: 05/13/17

Fee: $1,499.00

10 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  217

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Medical Interpreters bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking patients and medical personnel. As a critical member of the healthcare team, you will be trained to communicate and translate patient materials, informational brochures, and other items into an easily understood and culturally-sensitive format for patients. The Medical Interpreter Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction during the ten-week program. Students will learn and identify human anatomy in both languages, translate medical documents from English to Spanish, communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats, and understand the code of ethics and roles of a Medical Interpreter. Students will also focus on Hispanic cultural appreciation and participate in bilingual discussion, interviews, and presentations. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nurses or medical office staff, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The training will help prepare you for taking a National certification test. Textbooks are required at the first class meeting, available from the KSU Center Bookstore and various book retailers. Call for availability. This program requires students to be bilingual in Spanish and English. You must complete a Language Assessment and submit with your Application Package. Follow the links on the course page. Prerequisite: High School Diploma or equivalent. Successful completion of Heritage Spanish or Spanish Series Two courses OR complete Written and Oral Skills Assessment OR submit transcript from another language assessment (TOEFL iBT, CLEP, ACTFL/LTI) for evaluation and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and internet are required. View the Application & FAQs page for the Medical Interpreter Certificate Program. For more information, email cehealthcare@kennesaw.edu New programs begin in spring and fall.

173QHLC5680A

Start date: 03/04/17

End date: 05/13/17

Fee: $1,499.00

10 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  225

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Do you desire to make a difference in the lives of English language learners in a classroom setting?  Our Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate provides a wealth of practical new job skills for those looking to explore teaching opportunities abroad with travel, or stick closer to home tutoring local immigrants. Either way, you’ll get to experience new cultures and experience adventure. We will help you get ready in less than six months. This certificate program will provide you with extensive hands-on, classroom-ready content that you will be able to use in your first job teaching English. Study areas have been consolidated to concentrate on the essentials.  Learn about the issues of culture and the many levels of linguistic and cultural diversity.  Examine how language is learned or acquired across age levels according to research and theory.  You will learn about the effective methods for teaching grammar, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing as it relates to lesson planning procedures and assessment tools for skill areas, as well as a focus on effectively teaching English grammar in an ESL context.  Using the most up-to-date instructional materials on the market by current experts, the TESOL Certificate program incorporates curriculum from the hottest names in TESOL training today. If you want to rank high on the eligible candidate list for posts here and abroad, this is where your search should begin and end.

181QLAN3102A

Start date: 08/12/17

End date: 12/09/17

Fee: $1,899.00

16 sessions.

Location : KSU Center Location : 
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Room :  Not Assigned

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This comprehensive, instructor-led online version of the TESOL Certificate is recommended for those who are unable to attend an in-class course.  This program offers convenience and the ability to explore the course material in depth through live or pre-recorded lectures, assignments, interactive and video learning opportunities, research, and discussion boards. Students will receive assignments on a weekly basis and personal responses from the instructor. This certificate program will provide you with extensive hands-on, classroom-ready content that you will be able to use in your first job teaching English. Study areas have been consolidated to concentrate on the essentials.  Learn about the issues of culture and the many levels of linguistic and cultural diversity.  Examine how language is learned or acquired across age levels according to research and theory.  You will learn about the effective methods for teaching grammar, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing as it relates to lesson planning procedures and assessment tools for skill areas, as well as a focus on effectively teaching English grammar in an ESL context.  Using the most up-to-date instructional materials on the market by current experts, the online TESOL Certificate program incorporates curriculum from the hottest names in TESOL training today. If you want to rank high on the eligible candidate list for posts here and abroad, this is where your search should begin and end.  

181QLAN3126A

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 12/04/17

Fee: $1,899.00

Location : Online

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This comprehensive, instructor-led online version of the TESOL Certificate is recommended for those who are unable to attend an in-class course.  This program offers convenience and the ability to explore the course material in depth through live or pre-recorded lectures, assignments, interactive and video learning opportunities, research, and discussion boards. Students will receive assignments on a weekly basis and personal responses from the instructor. This certificate program will provide you with extensive hands-on, classroom-ready content that you will be able to use in your first job teaching English. Study areas have been consolidated to concentrate on the essentials.  Learn about the issues of culture and the many levels of linguistic and cultural diversity.  Examine how language is learned or acquired across age levels according to research and theory.  You will learn about the effective methods for teaching grammar, pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading and writing as it relates to lesson planning procedures and assessment tools for skill areas, as well as a focus on effectively teaching English grammar in an ESL context.  Using the most up-to-date instructional materials on the market by current experts, the online TESOL Certificate program incorporates curriculum from the hottest names in TESOL training today. If you want to rank high on the eligible candidate list for posts here and abroad, this is where your search should begin and end.  

173QLAN3126A

Start date: 01/17/17

End date: 05/08/17

Fee: $1,899.00

Location : Online

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