- How may I register for the course?
You may register in one of two ways.
1. Register Online Click Here
2. Print our M.I.T. Inquiry Form, complete the form, then fax or mail it back to Language Link.
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- What are the prerequisites for the Medical Interpreter Training (MIT) course?
- How much does the course cost?
|(Please note: Fees are subject to change)
Limited funding is available to only partially subsidize the costs of medical interpreter training for employees of medical, health and human services organizations that offer services to MassHealth members; we are no longer able to provide full subsidies. This funding is available after all other resources for education and training are exhausted.
Partcipants must pass the Language Assessment Test with a score of 75 or higher, we also require a statement from the participants employer regarding the amount of support for the tuition ($850.00) you may be eligible to receive. These resources may include, for example:
- Is financial aid available?
Sorry, financial aid is not available. However, payment plans are available for students that are unable to make full payment prior to the beginning of the semester. By entering into a payment plan the student agrees to make bi-weekly minimum payments of $250. The minimum payments of $250 will be reduced from the overall balance of $850. Students enrolled in the payment plan must pay-off the remainding balance two weeks prior to the end of semester.
Language Link will discuss payment plans with students only after the student has been accepted into the program. Students must pass the Language Assessment test and obtain the required prerequisites in order to be eligible for the payment plan.
- What languages are included in the training?
The languages included in the training will vary from one semester to the next. Langauge Link will decide which languages to inlcude in the training based on the total number of applicants and the language that each applicant represents.
In order to include a particular language in the MIT training course, Language Link requires that a minimum of 4 applicants within the same language pool pass the Language Assessment Test. If at least 4 applicants within the same language pool pass the exam, their language will be represented in the training.
For example: Language Link will not include the language French if only 2 participants that speak French register and pass the exam, Language Link requires a minimum of 4 such participants to pass the exam in order to include the French language in M.I.T. training.
- Is there a registration deadline?
Yes, Registration deadline will be 2 weeks prior to beginning of semester. Please refer to the 'Announcements'section of our website for information on class dates.
- What should I expect on Orientation Day?
On Orientation Day participants will be administered a Language Assessment Test. Participants must pass the test with a score of 75 or higher in order to be eligible for enrollment. Also, during orientation the program director will conduct an overview of the Medical Interpreter Training program's policies and procedures.
- What kind of test will be administered to registered participants?
The test will compose of Medical Terminology & The Human Anatomy.
- The Language Assessment Test is made of two components, a written component and an oral component.
- During the 'written' phase of the exam students will be asked to translate words and sentences from English to their target language.
- During the 'oral' phase of the exam students will be asked to interpret whole sentences and paragraphs from English to their target language.
* A digital recording device will be used to record the participants answers during this phase of the exam.
- When & where will the course be held?
Unfortunately, due to process requirements and other budget constraints we're unable to provide training locations at this time. Please visit our website at www.cmahec.org and click on the Medical Interpreter Training link for up-to-date information on courses and related information.
- How long does the course last?
The Medical Interepreter Training course has a total accumulation of 60-hours of classroom time. The lengh of time for this course will differ from one semester to the next. Some semesters will inlcude 2 training sessions per week while other semesters may only include 1 training session per week.
Training sessions are normally held in the evening from 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM. The days of the week for these training sessions are not constant. Training sessions can be a combination of any two days Monday through Friday. Some semesters may also include weekend classes normally held on Saturdays.
Language Link will notify all registered applicants of available training dates as soon as the classroom schedule is complete and ready to be distributed. Applicants may also logon to our website for updates on the Medical Interpreter Training course and related content.
- Will I need to buy a book for the course?
Yes, students are required to purchase a Medical Terminology Text Book. You may purchase the book from Language Link, or purchase it at Amazon.com.
Title: The Language of Medicine (8th Edition)
Author: Davi-Ellen Chabner
Amount: New: $60
Used books sell for as little as $5.00, please check Amazon.com for used book prices.
- Will I get a certificate?
Yes, upon successfully completing all requirements students will receive a Certificate of Completion from Central Massachusetts AHEC's Language Link Division for Medical Intepreter Training.
- How many absences will be permitted during the training?
Students are only allowed one absence during the duration of the training. If a student incurs more than one absence, the student can attend make up sessions with the approval of the Program Director. A certificate will not be awarded to the student until the student makes up all missed classes.
Important! Please be aware that Language Link holds classes in different towns and cities within the state of Massachusetts; therefore, make-up sessions for missed classes may be held outside of Worcester,MA.
- Does Language Link provide job placement after graduation?
No, Language Link does not currently provide this service.
- Does Language Link provide internships for graduating students?
No, Language Link does not currently provide this service.
- Are additional trainings or workshops available?
Yes, workshops are often available for continuing education in the field. Please refer to the 'Announcements' section of our website for updates on available workshops.