Training & Testing

To advance the linguistic skills and cultural competency of interpreters and translators, Ad Astra offers a full suite of in-person and we-based training. We provide ongoing educational training courses and workshops focused on medical, community, and legal interpreting; ethics in interpreting; specialized terminology; and emerging language service trends and best practices. We also provide industry recognized language testing to evaluate the effectiveness of language professionals and certify their linguistic abilities.

With licensed, expert instructors and interactive, proven methodologies, our training program offers learning opportunities that include formal courses as well as free seminars for the community, clients, and linguistic professionals.

Upcoming Events

Reflective Practice and Case Conferencing For Interpreters by Dr. Robyn K. Dean (12/14/2019)
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 9:30am – 5:30pm (EST)

Legal Interpreting Program Fall 2019 (09/27/2019 – 11/25/2019)
Ad Astra Main Office
8701 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Suite 800 MD 20910
Saturday, September 9, 2019 – November 25, 2019 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)

Medical Interpreting Program Fall 2020 (01/04/2020 – 02/15/2020)
Ad Astra Main Office
8701 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Suite 800 MD 20910
Saturday, January 4, 2020 – February 15, 2020 from 9:00pam – 5:00pm (EST)

Legal Interpreting Program Spring 2020 (02/03/2020 – 04/13/2020)
Ad Astra Main Office
8701 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Suite 800 MD 20910
Saturday, February 3, 2020 – April 13, 2020 from 5:30pm – 9:30pm (EST)

Past Events

Medical Interpreting Course (07/27/2019 – 09/07/2019)
Ad Astra Main Office
8701 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Suite 800 MD 20910
Saturday, July 27, 2019 – September 7, 2019 from 8:30am – 5:30pm (EST)

Legal Interpreting Program (03/01/2019 – 07/22/2019)
Ad Astra Main Office
8701 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, Suite 800 MD 20910
Tuesday & Thursday, March 01 – July 22 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm (EST)

A Member of the Healthcare Team (03/09/2019)
Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University
800 Florida Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9:30am to 5:30pm (EST)

Joint Commission Policy, Survey, & Procedures Discussion (11/09/2018)
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Friday, November 9, 2018 from 7:30am to 4:00pm (EST)