Course Offerings

Our course offerings provide industry-specific interpreter training for any discipline

 

Give others a voice with your gift of language.

Our interpreter training programs are available for students and corporate clients. Liberty can design a specialized training that is client specific, this is extremely helpful for clients whose industry is somewhat more obscure. 

Bridging the Gap

In-Person classes for 

Medical Interpreters

40 Hours

In-Person Classes
Monday - Friday 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
or 5 Consecutive Saturdays 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.  

Liberty Language Services is a level II licensed provider of the internationally recognized Bridging The Gap course. Bridging The Gap has been taught for over 17 years and has played an integral role in setting industry standards nationwide. Course topics include medical interpreter roles, ethics, standards of practice, systems of healthcare, cultural competency, and medical terminology. 
 
A numbered certificate from the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle, WA will be given to each student who successfully completes this course. 

Bridging the Gap (BTG): A Basic Training for Medical Interpreters Course is a 40-hour (5-day) professional development program that trains bilingual individuals to facilitate a medical encounter in the healthcare environment. 

The Professional Medical Interpreter

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Online Course for

Medical Interpreters

40 Hours

Self-Paced, Online Class

A Comprehensive 40-Hour Medical Interpreter Course 

Have a busy schedule? Our comprehensive and interactive online medical interpreter course is for you. Liberty created The Professional Medical Interpreter to help bilinguals learn the specialized skills they need to become a qualified medical interpreter in today's world. This course features Liberty's own textbooks - The Professional Medical Interpreter and Medical Terminology for Interpreters.
 
Students will have 6 months to complete the course  on their own time. A computer and working headset/microphone is required. This course meets the 40-hour training requisite for national certification. 

  • Entirely online course.

  • 6 months to finish the course.

  • Includes two textbooks and language proficiency testing.

 
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Skills-based training program

for Professional Interpreters

Online Class Sessions

 

A skills-based training program to help prepare professional interpreters for medical interpreting in behavioral health settings.

All 4 class sessions will be taught virtually over Zoom Video. Training instructors include experienced interpreters and a practicing clinician.

  • Pre-session: Thursday, February 25th (3-4PM ET)

  • Class Sessions (Saturdays): February 27th, March 6th, 13th and 20th (8-2PM ET)

  • ​Tuition Cost: $320

  • Enrollment Deadline: February 15, 2021

 

 

Contact: education@libertylanguageservices.com to enroll today! Limited spots available.

Language of Justice

In-Person classes for

Legal Interpreters

24 Hours

In-Person Classes

 

Legal interpreters are always in demand. Courts, law firms, government agencies, and law enforcement need multilinguals who have field training. The Language of Justice, a legal interpreter training program, has been designed to prepare interpreters for assignments in the legal field. 

The curriculum includes an overview of the legal interpreting profession, requirements and procedures, a model code of ethics and standards of practice, linguistic mediation techniques, legal terminology and an overview of the U.S. legal system.

  • Three days of classes.

  • For community interpreters in legal settings.

  • Includes 2 textbooks.

Workshops

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and Workshops

Continuing Education Units ( CEUs) and Workshops

Interpreting requires a complex set of skills and has many potential pitfalls. The best way to avoid interpreting pitfalls is to learn about them and prepare to take the best decision possible when

facing medical interpreting challenges.  

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs), workshops, and trainings are created for professional development and for certified healthcare and medical interpreters to meet their recertification requirements. 

Professional interpreters can attain their highest possible level of competence by regularly completing workshops. 

 

CEUs and workshops are a must for every professional interpreter to ensure that their interpreting skills and knowledge stay up to date. Let us help you sharpen your skills and achieve all the professional development growth you deserve.

8-Hour Medical Interpreting Refresher Training

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Online Refresher Course for Medical Interpreters

Self-Paced, Online Class

8-Hour Medical Interpreting Refresher Training

This training is created for interpreters who completed a 40-hour medical interpreting course, and certified medical interpreters (CMI’s) who would like to refresh their memory and to ensure that their interpreting skills and knowledge stays up to date.

 

Medical interpreting encounters require a complex set of skills and has many potential pitfalls. The best way to avoid interpreting pitfalls is to prepare to take the best decision when facing them.

The 8-Hour Medical Interpreting Refresher Training is a must for professional interpreters to help sharpen your skills and achieve all the professional development growth you deserve.

Costs: $150

"The course was very informative and exceeded expectations. I walk away with an invaluable tool which will be of great use in my profession and future endeavors. Thank you for your expertise, wisdom and words of encouragement. I'm looking forward to taking the Legal Interpreting class in the future."

-Camilo Quila, Former Student

"I learned not only extremely important aspects to become a medical interpreter during this training but the training also provided me with clues to improve my social life in this multicultural society. During the exercises from the textbook, I specifically noted down the importance to stand for one's own rights in this country for getting results.  I also found the introduction to the health care system of the United States not only necessary for the medical interpreters but it should be taught to all newcomers to the US, especially to those who want to live here permanently."

-Student 2, Former Student (name withheld)

"I very much enjoyed your class, and will recommend it to other colleagues. Honestly, I decided to take it because some hospitals require it, and I didn't think I would hear anything new in the class, especially because I worked for a hospital for 2 years but to my surprise the course provided me with many new tools and information that will help me improve my skills and knowledge to perform better as a medical interpreter."
- Student 3, Former Student (name withheld)

Our Instructor

"Was very professional and helpful. I would highly recommend Mr. Abdelkader to anyone." 

"Trainer was very knowledgable and kept the class lively." 

"Mr. Sameh was one of the best instructors I have ever had. He is exceptional. Thanks for everything." 

Mr. Abdelkader is the Director of our Education Department and is the lead instructor for two medical interpreter training courses: the nationally recognized 40-hour Bridging the Gap (BTG) course and the 48-hour The Community Interpreter: Medical Edition course.  In 2012, Sameh delivered the BTG course to over 120 students.

 

Mr. Abdelkader has over 22 years of experience in education and has brought his skills in management, teaching, training, recruitment, and cultural competency to Liberty Language Services. 

 

Mr. Abdelkader holds a B.A. in English from Zagzig University in Sharkya, Egypt. In addition to being a licensed trainer for BTG and The Community Interpreter: Medical Edition, he is also a licensed trainer for the legal interpreter training course, The Language of Justice. As an educator and member of the IMIA, he adheres to the IMIA Educators Code of Ethics.

Our Instructor's Professional Certifications

  • 40-hour Interpreting in Health and Community Settings (NVAHEC)

  • 40-hour Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Course

  • The Community Interpreter Training of Trainers (TOT)

  • 3-day Language of Justice Legal Interpreter Training

  • Bridging the Gap TOT

  • The Language of Justice TOT

  • Awarded "Distinction in Interpreter Education" IMIA 2015

  • Completed a 16-Hour Online Training of Trainers: The Interpreter Trainer Online