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Working with Interpreters

The Aurora Public Schools
Working with ESS Interpreters

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Protocol 1: ESS interpreter request

The person who requests an interpreter should complete a request form and follow the ESS department’s process to contract an interpreter. Place an interpreter request 10 working days before the interpreting date at:

http://ess.aurorak12.org/ess-interpreters/ 

(ONE REQUEST PER FORM PLEASE)

Provide all the information required in the electronic ESS Interpreter request form.

Protocol 2: Acknowledgement

The person who requests an interpreter should notify the school office that the interpreter is coming, especially if the meeting is being held at a location where the teacher/interpreter requestor is not housed (e.g., orientation at the new school for preschool students)

Protocol 3: First person Address

When working with an interpreter speak directly to the student or family member and not to the interpreter when conveying information. Maintain eye contact with the family members. Avoid indirect communication such as: Tell them; tell him; tell her; tell mom; tell the parent.

Protocol 4: Expectations

  • The ESS Interpreter will introduce him/herself in English and Spanish in the following way:

My name is…I am a Trained ESS Interpreter. I will interpret EVERYTHING exactly as it is said. I will speak in first person, as if I were you. Please speak directly to the parent/student. Pause frequently to allow interpretation. Please ask if you have any questions. The information shared at this meeting will remain confidential.

My nombre es…Soy Interprete Entrenado en Educación Especial. Voy a interpretar TODO exactamente como sea dicho. Hablaré en primera persona, o sea como si yo fuera usted. Por favor hable directamente con el profesional. Pause frecuentemente para permitir la interpretación. Por favor pregunte si tiene alguna pregunta. La información mencionada en esta reunión es confidencial.

  • The ESS Interpreter will sign forms using “Trained ESS Interpreter” as title.
  • The ESS Interpreter will use consecutive, first person, interpretation without altering, omitting, or adding anything to what is stated.
  • The ESS interpreter will interpret everything that is said during the meeting. THEREFORE, PROFESSIONALS SHOULD RESTRAIN FROM PRIVATE/SIDE CONVERSATIONS OR FROM TALKING WHILE THE INTERPRETER IS INTERPRETING TO THE PARENT/STUDENT.
  • The ESS Interpreter will intervene for the purpose of clarifying or describing any culturally relevant information or unclear concepts, which could hinder the understanding between the parent and provider.
  • ESS Interpreter will use the same register as the speakers.
  • ESS Interpreter may take notes during the meeting for the purpose of accurate interpretation; however, notes will be destroyed right after the meeting.

Protocol 5: Parents right to have anybody interpret

Parents have the right to bring their own interpreter to the meeting; however, if the district contracted an ESS Interpreter to interpret at the meeting, the ESS Interpreter will be required to interpret all information for the District. The ESS Interpreter should interpret first.

Protocol 6: Vocabulary

If the meeting will require very specific vocabulary or acronyms, please provide a list of words to the ESS department and ESS Interpreter at least a few days prior to the meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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