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Using Bilingual Skills to Build a Business

Tue 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Target Audience: Bilingual community members, current and/or prospective business owners. Workshop will be facilitated in English and will benefit participants who want to use their language skills to generate income. Length of Presentation: 2 hours, lecture and discussion Objectives: At the end of this session, you will be able to: 1) Understand the business market/opportunities for bilingual professionals 2) Gain a clearer understanding of the skills and ethical responsibilities required for interpreting in diverse professional fields 3) Access professional development resources and certification opportunities Workshop Description: Do you get pulled aside to serve as an “unofficial interpreter” in the workplace or in the community? Are you interested in using your language skills to generate an income or increase your current salary? The market for bilingual professional skills is growing and those positions are often filled by interpreters/translators who have no professional language skills training or certifications. This workshop offers foundational tools for bilingual individuals who seek to hone their skills and use them in the workplace or to build their own business. Order of Topics/Content: Session consists of discussion, presentations and on-line presentations, other medium: 1.) Brief introductions—Small Business Center, Presenter 2.) Bilingual basics 3.) Overview of interpretation styles/techniques 4.) Skill Building 101 5.) Resources for bilingual professionals 6.) Summary – Q&A 7.) Course Evaluation

Speaker(s): Marie Palacios

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 828-726-0616


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