Medical Interpreter Training Program in Boston

developed by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation

and administered by Language Connections LLC.

(Lead Trainer: Inna Persits, M.S., M.Ed.)  

Medical Interpreter Training Certificate Program is a 60-hour 7-week training course that was developed to enable participants to become competent medical interpreters. The course introduces participants to interpreter roles and skills, interpreter ethics, and medical terminology in both English and the target language. 

Anatomy and physiology is taught by an experienced instructor who is a clinician. Language coaching and role-plays in the target language are offered by experienced medical interpreters who are native speakers of the target language.

We are accepting applications for our Medical Interpreter Training course starting in January 2015.

Wednesday/Saturday course (twice a week) 

Dates: Jan 7, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015

Wednesday: (6.30 - 9.30 pm);
Saturday (10.00 am - 4.30 pm)

Total cost of the program:  
$980 ($50 non-refundable registration fee plus $930 course fee)

NONE: Mon/Wed/ Friday Course (3 times a week) scheduled for Jan 12, 2015 has been cancelled

Registration deadline: December 20, 2014.

Space in the training program is limited and is filling up very quickly. 

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full. 

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Total cost of the program:  
$980 ($50 non-refundable registration fee plus $930 course fee)

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If you have any questions about our program, terms and prices please contact: 

Customer Service at (617) 277-1990.


Wednesdays (6.30 pm – 9.30 pm) and 
Saturdays (10.00 am – 4.30 pm).


The next Medical Interpreter Training course is offered in
the following languages:

Haitian Creole,
Mandarin Chinese,
Cantonese Chinese

Not every language is offered at a specific session. We require a minimum of five participants in a language group in order to offer the course in that language. 

Who Should Attend Medical Interpreter Training Course:
Bilingual individuals interested in becoming medical interpretersNo medical or previous interpreting background required.
Register online and pay $50 non-refundable registration fee online to reserve a seat in the course

Complete and mail the signed Application Form with a check or a money order for $50 (non-refundable registration fee) to our office address below (please make checks payable to "Language Connections LLC") or call the office at (617) 277-1990 to pay with a Credit Card.

Please mail your registration form and payment before the deadline to reserve a slot in the course. 
Since space in the training program is limited and is filling up quickly,  we recommend early registration. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the course is full.

After you register online and pay a $50 registration fee a language coach will contact you by email or by phone to schedule a 15-min Language Assessment Test with you on the phone.  All the tests are usually scheduled 2 weeks before the course starts.

If you pass the test you will need to pay the course fee. Send a check or a money order for $930 to our office address (below) or call the office to pay with a credit card on the phone.

Anatomy and Physiology books that you will need for this course are listed on the Reading List page

Office Address:
Medical Interpreter Training Program
Language Connections LLC 
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 105 
Boston, MA 02135 

If you would like to pay with a credit card please call our office at (617) 277-1990.

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration is not valid without the $50 registration fee.

In order to be considered for admission you must: 
1) Be bilingual in English and another language. 
2) Register online to reserve a seat in the course
3) Pay your $50 Registration Fee
4) Pass the Language Assessment Pre-Test

To be accepted into the program, applicants must pass an Oral Language Assessment Pre-Test
and demonstrate fluency and literacy skills in English and the target language.
All the tests are usually scheduled 2 weeks before the course starts.

Course fee:
If accepted, participants are required to submit a $930.00 course fee and signed Student Participation Agreement prior to the first class. You can pay with a check, credit card or cash.

Entrance Criteria: 
Training participants must meet all of the following pre-requisites in order to participate in the training program: 
High school diploma or equivalency; 
Oral proficiency in English and the target language (to be determined during screening interview); 
Ability to read and write at advanced level in target language; 
Successful completion of language assessment test; 

Course Location (subject to change):

(Please note: our office and mailing address is different from the course address.)
Carter Auditorium
35 Northampton Street, 4th floor
Boston, MA 02118-4014

(It is a big gray building next to Boston Medical Center. There is free parking in the garage downstairs and it is also accessible by public transportation: take the #1 or CTI bus from the Massachusetts Ave. Orange Line Stop to Boston Medical Center)

PLEASE NOTE: The course location is subject to change.

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Why Consider Becoming a Medical Interpreter?
1) You will experience the joy of making a difference in people's lives. By overcoming language barriers between doctor and patient you will enhance provider/patient communication that would lead to reduced misdiagnosis, improved health outcomes and increased provider/patient satisfaction.

2) You will have a rewarding career with great earning potential (starting rates for medical interpreters are between $20 - $40/hour)

3) You will enjoy a lot of interpersonal interaction with people of different cultural backgrounds

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If you have any questions about terms and prices regarding our
Medical Interpreter Training Program
please contact: 

Customer Service at (617) 277-1990.

Medical Interpreter Training Program
Language Connections LLC
2001 Beacon Street, Suite 105
Boston, MA 02135