Workshop offered by the California Healthcare Interpreting Association (CHIA): “American idioms and slang”

CHIA and Children’s Hospital Central California are pleased to present:

American Idioms and Slang

Presented by Elena Morrow, Manager, of Interpreter Services,
UC Davis Medical Center

10:00 a.m. – 12 noon Saturday, August 17, 2013

CHCC, 9300 Valley Children’s Place, Madera, CA 93636
Room G140 A

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CHIA Members : $30.00

Non CHIA Members: $55.00 (includes 1 year CHIA membership)

Day of Event prices: CHIA Members $45.00, Non CHIA Members $70.00


Being the bridge to communication is not easy when you constantly run into false cognates, idioms and slang. In this workshop the speaker will address occasions when interpreters confront terms in English that may have no linguistic equivalents in other languages. She will review examples collected from social services and medical settings as well as idioms and slang expressions that are used in every day speech.Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to solve challenging phrases.

Elena Morrow was born and raised in the Ukraine, She majored in Russian language and literature at Ukraine’s State University and later earned a B.A. from CSU Sacramento. She has more than twenty years of experience working as an interpreter, translator & language skills assessor. She is an active member of CHIA. 

Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. Free parking (Visitor Parking Areas)
Certificates of attendance will be issued.

Last day to register for this workshop online is Aug. 15, 2013

For questions please call 559-353-5250.