Announcement Events

Monthly Trilingual Practice Session: Nov 17th

Join us for a practice session with interpreter Ruth de Jesus who will guide us on how to prepare for the BEI Trilingual exam.

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WED, Nov 17TH 
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Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Interpreting in Mental Health and Psychological Settings

Virtual Workshop presented by Registro de Intérpretes para Sordos de Puerto Rico, Inc. (RISPRI).

Event Info: Sat., Dec. 12, 2020 1-2p

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About: RISPRI is a non-profit membership organization that plays a leading role in advocating for excellence in the delivery of interpretation and transliteration services between people who use sign language and people who use spoken language in Puerto Rico.


Webinar: Spanish in the Americas

Event Info: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018 – 6 to 7:30pm


New Educational Event

Spanish in the Americas

Save your seat today for the webinar.


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This training will examine the major dialects of Spanish spoken in the Americas and their manifestations in the Spanish spoken in the United States. The training will provide an overview of the key dialectal differences focusing primarily on pronunciation and lexical variation. The training will provide interpreters with strategies to recognize and assess dialect differences in Spanish.

Content Focus:

  • Introduce basic linguistic concepts as framework (descriptive vs. prescriptive language, language variation, linguists’ use of ‘dialect’)
  • Familiarize participants with the main dialects of American Spanish
  • Examine differences in Spanish varieties (phonological, lexical, regional vs. ethnic/cultural)
  • Review common ambiguities encountered in multi-dialectal interactions
  • Introduce strategies to recognize and assess dialect differences in Spanish

Where: Online Via GoToWebinar (webinar link emailed immediately after registration)

When: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EST)

Accredited by: CCHI/CEAP, RID/ACET, IMIA, and Washington State DSHS

Cost: $55.00

About the Trainer: Glenn Martinez PhD MPH, is professor of hispanic linguistics and director of the Center for Languages Literatures and Cultures at The Ohio State University. Dr. Martinez received a PhD in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MPH in border health from the Texas A&M School of Public Health. His research focuses on the sociolinguistic dimensions of Spanish in the United States and language policy and practice in health care settings. He is the author of Mexican Americans and Language (U of Arizona Press, 2006) and Spanish in Healthcare: Policy, Pedagogy and Practice (Routledge, Forthcoming).


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Events News

RID Region IV Conference — July 19-22, 2018 — Albuquerque, New Mexico


RID Region IV Conference 

July 19-22, 2018 

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Register Today!

Don’t miss out! The conference is proud to offer a Trilingual (ASL/Spanish/English) Pre-Conference as well as a Trilingual Track.  

Conference Details

Explore the heart of Albuquerque’s Old Town to enjoy everything New Mexico has to offer.

Hotel Information

Conferencia de la Región IV de RID

19-22 de julio de 2018

Albuquerque, Nuevo México

Inscríbase Hoy

No se pierda de esta oportunidad. Los organizadores están orgullosos de ofrecer una pre conferencia trilingüe (ASL/Español/Inglés) y una concentración trilingüe durante la conferencia.

Información sobre la conferencia

Recorran el centro histórico de Albuquerque, ‘Old Town’ y disfruten todo lo que tiene para ofrecer Nuevo México.

Información acerca del hotel





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