Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Etiquette When Using an Interpreter

Authors/Editors

Publisher(s)

California Department of Social Services

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2004, 1 page

Description of Resource

This is a short list of fourteen tips to remember while using interpreters when speaking with individuals who are not proficient in English. Tips include not using gestures to convey meaning, speaking slowly and clearly, and repeating yourself in different words if the message is not understood. Though these tips were designed for interpreters working in a health care setting, they can be applied to any field and setting.

Languages

English

Availability

http://www.cdss.ca.gov/civilrights/res/pdf/Etiquette%20using%20interpreter.PDF