Training and Conferences

Training Announcements

Two Training Sessions in June! 

Maui on June 2, 2017 – Kauaʻi on June 6, 2017


How to Work with Limited English Proficient (LEP) Individuals


  • Overview of Language Access laws
  • Understanding the LEP individual
  • When and how to use bilingual staff
  • Translation vs. Interpretation
  • Basics of Interpretation
  • Interpretation ethics
  • Resources


Dr. Suzanne Zeng • Assistant Professor, Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies at UHM • Certified Chinese-English Conference Interpreter • Member, Supreme Court Committee for Court Interpreters and State Language Access Advisory Council • Helped establish higher standards for Hawai’i State court and medical interpreters • Active community and conference interpreter • Conducted numerous workshops at home and abroad for Asian and Pacific Island language speakers


  • State/County employees who provide direct services to/or may encounter LEP individuals.
  • State/County managers and supervisors who oversee the delivery of services to LEP individuals.
  • Public is invited to attend.

Space is Limited; first-come, first served

SPONSORED BY: State of Hawai’i- Office of Language Access Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies, UH Manoa

Registration links:

Maui – June 2, 2017:

Kauaʻi – June 6, 2017:




Summer Intensive Interpreting Training (SIIT)  July 3 – August 11, 2017

SIIT is a rare oppotunity to receive short-term professional training in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting.

Apply now at

Languages offered:

Japanese, Mandarin, Spanish, French, Korean, & Vietnamese


by Center for Interpretation & Translation Studies (CITS), University of Hawaiʻi an Mānoa


Annual Hawaii Conferences on Language Access

9th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
8th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
7th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
6th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
5th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
4th Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
3rd Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
2nd Annual Hawaii Conference Access here
1st Hawaii Conference Access here