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Interpreter's Training

Our organization provides professionally trained sign language interpreters to give access to deaf people in all public and private endeavors like healthcare, the justice system (police station, court, consultation with a lawyer), education (schools and colleges/universities with deaf students), meetings, workshops, conferences, media (television, online videos), funerals, religion, family, Government/Public institutions, etc. We also train sign language interpreters from all the Provinces and Districts of Zambia to bridge the communication gap between the Deaf and hearing societies. We are so far the only national body of sign language interpreters with presence and structures in all the ten (10) Provinces of Zambia

The Zambian Sign Language Interpreter Training Programme is split into three (3) modules spanning over a period of 9 months and is intended to give persons with the information, skills, and abilities required to translate between Zambian Sign Language (ZSL) and spoken language and vice versa successfully and accurately. The program emphasizes developing interpreting skills, such as sight, consecutive, simultaneous, sign-to-voice, and voice-to-sign, in addition to cultural knowledge and professional conduct through strict adherence to our code of ethics.

The training program will educate participants about the history and practice of Zambian Sign Language Interpreting and the cultural norms and values of the Deaf population in Zambia. In addition, they will grasp the role of the interpreter in many situations, such as healthcare, school, legal, and community settings.

Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to practice their interpreting abilities through both simulated and actual interpreting circumstances. In addition, they will receive criticism and coaching from experienced interpreters in order to refine their skills and develop their professional competencies. FSLITZ has a well-thought-out mentoring program for newly trained interpreters as part of ongoing professional development.

Participants will be well-equipped to function as professional interpreters in a range of settings and to serve as cultural brokers between the Deaf and hearing communities upon completion of the program.

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