Bridging the gap (btg) Interpreter training
This 40-hour course prepares bilingual individuals to work as interpreters in hospital and clinic settings. It covers topics ranging from roles and styles, ethics, vocabulary, and advocacy techniques in interpreting. LAMP is the only agency in St. Louis licensed to train the Bridging the Gap curriculum.
Who is it for?
Ideal participants for this course are bilingual individuals who are:
- Working in or planning to work in health care or in human services
- College or university students with a passion for languages and serving their community
- Retirees or individuals interested in pursuing a new and flexible career
Requirements to participate
In order to enroll in this course, you must:
- Have or obtain proof of language proficiency in English and one other language that you will be interpreting in
- Be 18 years of age or older
- Have a high school diploma, GED certificate, or university/college degree (this may also count as proof of language proficiency)
- Attend all 40 hours of training
What does it cover?
Participants of this course will learn:
- Interpreter roles
- National codes of ethics
- Interpreting skills practice
- Culture and its impact on interpreting
- Introduction to medical terminology
- Health disparities
why Bridging the gap?
Bridging the Gap is a well established and trusted medical interpreter training program in the United States. LAMP’s all-inclusive pricing covers:
- Language proficiency assessment
- Full 40 hours of training
- Textbooks: Bridging the Gap Textbook for Medical Interpreters, bilingual medical glossary, and Guide to Common Medications
- Signed and individually numbered Certificate of Completion.
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