Working With Interpreter Training (WWIT)

Working with professional Aboriginal interpreters is the most effective way to make sure your Aboriginal clients understand you, and that they can fully express themselves.

The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) offers training for service providers to improve communication with Aboriginal Territorians who do not speak English as a first language.

It gives organisations a better understanding of how to interact with people from culturally, conceptually and linguistically different backgrounds.

What the workshop covers

A standard workshop is 90 minutes and includes:

  • an introduction to how different languages work
  • an overview of Aboriginal languages spoken in the Northern Territory
  • why context is important in communication
  • how to avoid common areas of miscommunication
  • how to communicate in plain English
  • how to work with an interpreter effectively
  • practical tips for booking and using interpreters.

How to book

You can arrange a session by filling in the online training request form.

Sessions can be delivered at your organisation or at an AIS office in Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek or Alice Springs.

You can also book by downloading the training request form.

Last updated: 01 June 2020

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