Student Testimonials

Medical interpreter Training Student testimonialWe want to collectively express our appreciation for our LC Mandarin language coach Tina Wang. We greatly benefited from her dedication and expertise over the 7-week course. She provided us with comprehensive training and helped set a solid foundation for our interpreting skill base.

None of us came in with prior experience in interpreting. Tina worked with us closely from Day 1, teaching us essential sight interpretation techniques like chunking and just interpreting what we know. She gave us many opportunities to repeatedly practice sight translation and role play, carefully listening to how we interpreted and giving us tailored and individualized feedback. She was able to help each of us see our respective patterns and tendencies and worked with us to course correct. Under her careful and focused coaching, we collectively ran through almost all the role-play scenarios in the student manual, and at the end of 7 weeks, improved significantly in speed, accuracy, and confidence in our interpreting skills.


Furthermore, Tina weaved real-world tips and scenarios into our sessions, helping us understand how medical interpreting worked in the clinical setting. She often went into detail to not just teach us the vocabulary but also help us understand what a specific medical procedure or visit type involved. She patiently and meticulously walked through each of the 500+ vocabulary words in the vocab list, explaining their definition to us and helping to reinforce our ability to commit them to memory.


Tina also highlighted a lot of scenarios and interpreting issues that may be unique to serving Chinese patients, which prepares us for issues we may encounter once on the job.  She pushed us hard but also gave us a lot of encouragement along the way. We feel fortunate to have had such a highly skilled and dedicated language coach who went above and beyond to build up our skills and confidence and cannot recommend her enough to future Mandarin-speaking students.

All of us passed the course exams and came away with a rich set of skills to further pursue a medical interpreting career. Thank you Tina!

Mandarin Chinese Medical Interpreting students (Misha, Yow Min, Treesa, Glory)

Arabic Interpreter-TestimonialI would like to share with you that I completed the Arabic Medical Interpreting course and passed successfully the oral exam conducted yesterday by my wonderful instructor Ms. Duha. She is a wonderful instructor and I’m so proud of her efforts and time she spent with us to make sure that all of us are on the right track to shining future. I thank her so much and extend my thanks to you for your kind help.

Wisam Dujaili, Arabic Medical Interpreter

Medical VRI InterpreterI want to share that I've got a job as a VRI (Video Remote Interpreter) at AMN Healthcare. In fact, I got the offer that week when we were doing the final exam at the end of February, which is faster than I ever expected.

This is a remote position, and AMN provided all the equipment. I get video and sometimes audio calls through their platform, and all of them are medical, with some exceptions like a hospital social worker encounters. I started at the end of April, and now, about 5 months later, I can say it's a decent place.

I have been thinking of expanding my area of knowledge and today I signed up for the Legal course. Hope to see you again in class!

Tatiana Yarovaya, Russian Medical VRI Interpreter

Chinese Medical InterpreterHello Tina,

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for being an amazing Mandarin Medical Interpreter instructor. I admire how professional and knowledgeable you are and really appreciate your selflessness in sharing your practical experience and resources with us without any hesitation.

I can't express enough how much I've enjoyed your classes since our first training session. As a Chinese Canadian, what helped me make the decision to take this training with Language Connections was your introduction and the conversation we had during my Medical Interpreter Language Assessment Pre-Test. I am so glad that I made the right choice so I didn’t miss this invaluable opportunity to learn from you and the other three excellent instructors.

I am truly grateful for your patience, support, and guidance. Your mentorship has made a significant impact on me, and I am more confident and excited about pursuing a career as a Mandarin Medical Interpreter because of your influence and inspiration.

Thank you again, Tina for everything you have done to help me become a competent medical interpreter. I much appreciated your amazing teaching and can't wait to put what I've learned into practice.

Yolanda, Mandarin Chinese Medical Interpreter