I took the Community Interpreter Training course in my target language Spanish, this was a great learning experience for me. I work with the community daily but what I learned in this course will prepare me more. Yamilet, the Spanish teacher, was really great to all of us, always making the class every Thursday night more interesting and fun.
Just want to thank Language Connections and Yamilet for these weeks of hard work, training and support.
Elizabeth Lemus, Spanish Community Interpreter
I took the Legal Interpreting class with Language Connections. It was a great learning experience for me and I think anyone who is interested in Legal Interpreting should take this class. Learning where the Law system originated from and how the legal system works helped me understand the Law and its system.
Also all the rules and standards of conduct and procedures I learned from the class are very valuable knowledge to have as an interpreter. Best part was the instructor, he was very knowledgeable, patient and good at explaining the material. I must say I have gained confidence in legal interpreting.
I took the Massachusetts Trial Court Interpreter exam right after the course and am happy to report that I passed the language exam!
I hope to return for more classes.
Korean/English Legal Interpreter
I highly recommend the Immigration Interpreting Course with Language Connections! You will be familiarized with the history of immigration in the US and with how immigrants enter and get processed in the immigration system.
Having this context gave me the understanding I needed to be a better interpreter/translator for my current clients. Practicing simultaneous/consecutive interpreting and sight translation for court proceedings with Ana Luisa Schwartz gave me the confidence I needed to apply for court translation work. Our instructors were current practitioners, which provided invaluable real-life information from the field which you cannot get from anywhere else!
Spanish/English Legal/Immigration interpreter
I have been interpreting for family and friends for many years making mistakes like explaining what is said. Taking this course, I learned the Medical Interpreter's Role which was presented in a professional and interesting way.
Learning anatomy and terminology was a lot for me but the instructors helped me understand the syllabus in a smooth way.
I found great support and encouragement to my efforts; answering, explaining and facilitating helped me grasp the material in a nice manner. The most important part was the practice of interpreting to the target language which is in my point of view the goal of the course. I have learned a lot in the three different classes.
Because of my great instructors; efficient and friendly I am proud of myself for learning so much in 7 weeks.
I will encourage and refer friends to this amazing course just as I was advised by a sincere friend to join in.
Thank you. Thank you 😊
Arabic/English Medical interpreter