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 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 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
We just returned from an amazing Winter Retreat for Spanish Court
Interpreters in Cartagena de Indias!  As of today, we are launching the
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3) 8-hour Skills Building  for Medical
Boise Skills Building for Interpreters in
Health Care April 2017

Professional Development Retreats
Online Court Interpreter  
Oral Exam Prep Course
2) 16-hour Boot Camp for Medical
Boise Boot Camp for Medical
Interpreters April 2017
40-hour Initial Training
for Medical Interpreters in
three sessions