ONLINE INTERPRETER CLASSES & UTILIZING THE 3 MEMORY STAGES EFFECTIVELY
Online interpreter classes can be just as difficult as any other class. Not only are you learning in 2 languages (English and your target language) but you have to retain that information and recall it throughout your career. There are many different tips and tricks people use to remember important information- and while all of them are good to know, discovering what actually works for you is the most important thing. After class is over, some students find a job right away. Others enroll in accelerated courses- like our advanced medical interpreting course for example- that helps our medical interpreting students with official medical interpreting certification exam prep which are only administered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBMCI). Regardless of which class you enroll in, all of them are taught by expert instructors✅ who have designed each course in a unique and engaging way, through our digital platform that hosts our LIVE webinar style online classes✅. So whether you choose to enroll in a class like introduction to interpreting or legal interpreter training, choosing the right one for you is only half the battle. The other half is ensuring that you pass it successfully, and then deciding what to do afterwards.
To pass online interpreter classes, understand the 3 memory stages:
- Sensory memory 🎧👀👃🏻👄
The first stage of memory begins with the initial registering and processing information, which usually happens in a few seconds. During the initial few seconds, sensory information helps us to understand the world based on sights, sounds and other sensory experiences. Since we take in so much sensory information in a day, unless there is a specific reason to remember an event or piece of information, most sensory information is quickly forgotten.
💡Tip: Spray an unfamiliar scent when studying and spray it right before your exam. Or, create a song or melody in your head to help remember information.
2. Short-term memory
Sometimes referred to as rote memory, short-term memory allows us to recall information in a short period of time. We rely on it to remember a string of words or when jotting down a phone number. Cramming information before a test just to pass relies on this stage of memory, but never passes into long-term memory.
💡Tip: Meditation and relaxing have been shown to improve short-term memory, so make sure you aren't stressed when studying!
3. Long-term memory
We rely on various forms of long-term memory to recall all kinds of events, information, people and more. While anything older than 30 seconds is part of your long-term memory, researchers divide long-term memory into two subcategories: implicit and explicit. Explicit memories are conscious memories of events, facts, or things you have learned. Implicit memories influence your behavior without thinking about them (like how to walk or drive) that become automatic.
💡Tip: Come up with a short acronym when trying to remember the order of things. Example: "ROY-G-BIV" helps many people remember the correct order that every color appears in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo & violet).
💡Tip: repeat, repeat, repeat! The more you practice, the more likely you are to remember.
Understanding how our brains work, and utilizing strategies to help you remember and recall later is the best way to ensure success with anything you do in life. Medical interpreters sing songs in their heads to help remember important information when studying to become a medical interpreter. Legal interpreter training involves recalling vocabulary and official terminology on a regular basis. Immigration interpreters need to have an extensive knowledge of the immigration system in 2 languages, so they can communicate clients. Our online interpreter classes are taught by expert instructors ✅ who have real-world experience in their interpreting specialty. They have worked hard to make fully remote online courses unique and engaging ✅ through a hands-on approach to remote learning. All of our online interpreting courses are 100% LIVE via video conferencing technology✅to provide students the best remote experience possible, with the advantages of having an in person class. If you or someone you know is interested in our unique and engaging online Medical Interpreter Training Programs with live instructors, classes are offered in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Korean, Somali, Urdu, Ukrainian languages online and onsite.
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