MCIS Interpreter Training
MCIS Non-Profit Language Services
789 Don Mills Rd.
Individuals with a high proficiency in English and another language.
MCIS uses a blended approach to interpreter training by combining 87 hours of classroom-based instruction with an estimated 200 hours of e-learning. The MCIS Interpreter Training is divided into three courses: Fundamentals of Interpreting (FINT), Medical Interpreting (MINT), and Legal Interpretation (LINT).
FINT includes theory and practice of fundamental interpreter skills and competencies, with emphasis on the code of ethics.
MINT focuses on medical terminology, ethical dilemmas and challenges to healthcare and medical interpretation. The body’s major systems and their respective most common diseases are reviewed.
LINT deals with interpreting in the context of domestic violence court programs, criminal and family law, as well as refugee protection and immigration.
All online courses feature a variety of activities and resources: glossary translation assignments, quizzes, language labs, a discussion forum, collections of web links, and a file repository (manuals, instructors’ presentations, and role play scripts). Additional fully self-directed online courses are also available to MCIS students.
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