Understand Your Role: How Interpreters Make Decisions About Role Boundaries

SKU#: 36 Understand Your Role
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A guide to the most hotly-debated topic in community interpreting: the interpreter’s role.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language

Course length:  1.5 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused.  If you need more time to complete your course, 90 day extensions are available so you are able to complete your training! Your progress in the course will not be lost and you will be able to continue where you left off. Please contact the 7C staff at 7c@7clingo.com for an updated cost to extend access to your course. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 1.5 CCHI CE hours
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 1.5 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 1.5 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain how the role of the interpreter supports communicative autonomy.
  • Analyze and evaluate interpreter decision-making about role boundary challenges.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Omari Jeremiah, MA
  • 9 interactive exercises, including scenarios to assess the interpreter’s role and a role play in 9 language pairs.
  • Guidance on how to clarify your role.
  • A valuable three-step model on “how to say no” to unprofessional requests.
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

 How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Have a better understanding of the interpreter’s role and why it matters.
  • Know how to clarify your role.
  • Have tools to decide if requests fall into your role or outside it.
  • See how interpreters need to have a shared understanding of their role to avoid confusion.
  • Understand that role “limitations” can also be a strength.
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