Training for interpreters
Trainer bio:
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  3,000 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
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
“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 and
who have a desire to assist limited English
proficient individuals in the health care or
legal environment.
(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

Cartagena de Indias
Winter Retreat for
Spanish Court Interpreters
January 2017
Click here for registration brochure

Professional Development Retreats
Online Court Interpreter  
Oral Exam Prep Course
2) 16-hour Boot Camp for Medical

Boise Boot Camp for Medical
Interpreters January 2017
40-hour Initial Training
for Medical Interpreters
three sessions