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"The courses I took at MITS were key for me to pass the CCHI certification exam on my first try. I felt well prepared because of the professionally made courses, excellent vocabulary, real life cases, and great quizzes. It feel great to be a CHI™ Certified Healthcare Interpreter!"
"The course was very clear and well organized, I enjoyed that I was able to advance at my own pace. My favorite part was the practice exercises where I could see my progress."
"This is a rigorous program with excellent training material. I am so pumped about being able to go out in the field confident that I received excellent training and that I am now a Certified Healthcare iInterpreter! Thank you MITS!"
"I thought MITS would fit well into my busy schedule, so I decided to take a friend's recommendation. I learned a lot and got to know more about the Code of Ethics for a medical interpreter. I’d say that taking MITS classes was super beneficial; they helped me to pass the CCHI written and Mandarine oral exams."
"I highly recommend David as an instructor! I had the fortune to listen to one of his lectures. On that occasion, he talked about interpreting in end of life situations. He only teaches medical interpreting and he is a true master; he has so many "flight hours" in the trenches. He really knows the field and you would greatly benefit from his expertise."
"I’m an immigrant from South America and worked for over 20 years as a nanny. But today I’m delighted to let you know that I became a CMI (Certified Medical Interpreter)! I passed the exams, and I owe that to MITS. I decided to invest $640 in my personal and academic growth, and that’s the best thing I could’ve done"
"I absolutely loved taking this class. It not only gave me great tips on how to become a better interpreter, but it also exposed me to a variety of terms and phrases that I was unaware of and that I do not use on a regular basis. I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in improving their interpreting skills. It takes time and effort, but it is definitely worth it in the end."
"I had done my research about what programs to take and chose MITS because it was offered at the University of Texas, and I believed it would be a well-developed program—I was not disappointed. It was very engaging throughout. Great program and definitely recommend it to anyone!
"I chose MITS because, unlike other courses, I could have online access to all material 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This aspect allowed to me to learn at my own pace, whether sitting in front of my computer or during breaks at work. Navigating throughout the course was easy and seamless, both on a tabletop computer as well as my iPhone. This proved to be an excellent, helpful and enjoyable use of my time. I'm glad I chose MITS!"
“I’m an Arabic interpreter. I took the Non-Language-Specific Fundamental Training at MITS in 2015. I was a little nervous before buying the complete 40-hr course because I didn’t know what to expect. But right after I started, I realized that I had made the perfect choice. I learned a lot in every chapter; I loved how challenging the exercises could get. I improved so much and in so many areas, both in Arabic and English. I had an amazing experience and I think you will too!”
"For any interpreter looking to acquire further credentials and establish themselves as a professional within their field, one need look no further than MITS. Provided that you are able to put your pride aside, and become a true student, you will find yourself increasing your vocabulary exponentially, enhancing your comfort level with sight translation, and ultimately ensuring your confidence and success in the field of medical interpreting."
"The whole course was great. Learning from a certified and well-informed instructor was worthy. I was able to have a view from an interpreter’s perspective and practice in a very well-put-together program designed to make you become a professional interpreter. I chose MITS based on a recommendation from a certified interpreter, and because I was able to complete this course on my own time and I learned so much in the process."
“I took an interpreter course with another company because it was cheaper and they promised a lot. Unfortunately, I made a big mistake. After completing that program I felt unprepared and dissatisfied with the poor quality and customer service. It was a waste of my time and money. So, I decided to call MITS and spoke with David, he was very helpful and pointed me in the right direction. I purchased a few classes from the basic program, and boy what a difference! I wish I’d taken my 40 hours of training at MITS instead, it was worth the extra dollars!”
“The experience at MITS was extremely pleasant and I think all aspiring medical interpreters should take this course. It was the best $640 I ever invested. The knowledge I obtained will still be useful even after I finished the course. The additional resources were especially helpful and I will continue to use them as a tool for further development.”
"MITS is my window into the world of medical interpreting. I sincerely hope that my journey from here on out is a productive and well-prepared one as a result of the teachings covered here. Another thing to note, is that throughout the whole lengthy process of getting through this course, the instruction received through it made it feel like any questions or concerns I had could be addressed and they would be answered fairly quickly, and for it, I'm extremely thankful"
“I’m at the beginning of my interpreting career, and MITS opened my eyes to the various types of interpreting along with the importance of accurate interpreting and everything that entails. I found the information of the do’s and don’ts along with their explanations especially helpful.”
"I had a great time taking this course. I learnt a lot on many topics, some new and some I was very familiar with and still got new useful information. The variety of excellent exercises was very engaging and helpful. A very well-structured course. Thanks MITS!"
“This 40-hour course was worth every penny! A few years ago, I took a similar medical interpreter training course but MITS’s course is hands down much better and more educational. I will recommend this course to anyone thinking of going into the medical interpreting field.”
“The course is not only convenient and user-friendly, but also enlightening, and, dare I say it, fun. I took and easily passed the CCHI certification exam, and I credit MITS for that. If you are hoping to become a specialized medical interpreter or renew your credentials, look no further.”
“This course definitely improved my skills and sharpened them as well. Recordings the exercises for each course was really a great experience since I’ve never actually heard myself. It provided great knowledge in where I stood in regard to interpreting and what areas I felt needed improvements.”
"After reading great reviews about MITS, I decided to take the non-language specific 40-hour program. It was best decision I could’ve made— I absolutely loved it. Great way to improve your medical vocabulary and gain confidence."
“MITS taught me skills specific to the practice and showed me methods to improve and apply them to real-life situations. The most cost-effective and efficient course!
"MITS provides a comprehensive review of many different scenarios you may encounter in the medical field. They also provide the necessary vocabulary and tips to help become a successful interpreter."
"This was my first online interpreting program. It was simple to follow and the fact that I have access to it for a whole year is fantastic. The price is well worth it!"
"I enjoyed this MITS course very much. The information was clear and precise, the interpreter that recorded the whole class had great diction, was very easy to understand in both English and Spanish. I found the videos to be extremely helpful and with great graphics and quality. I'm definitely going back to review them because I enjoyed watching them. Overall I'm very satisfied with this course and with the opportunity to go back and review everything I did. Thank you for putting this course together."
“I want to give five stars to my experience with MITS. I was thinking that because I am good at speaking two languages, English and Spanish (I am from Galicia, Spain), I didn’t need this course. But, I was completely wrong! I really learn a lot with this course, and it’s helping me a lot with my job; I’m going to continue to practice for the whole year. Being very honest, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be a good Interpreter! Thank you so much MITS!”
"This course has been an excellent resource to use in a relaxed and competent manner. The lessons are well structured and they covered a wide range of medical, ethical and legal topics in order to prepare me for the written examination. In addition, the quizzes, sight translation practice, the simultaneous and consecutive interpreting practices were extremely helpful and prepared me for the oral portion of the examination. Overall, I believe this course has fully covered all the bases and has given me the confidence and knowledge I need to obtain my certification."
"I’m very grateful for the Written Exam Prep bonus course! It definitely helped me to pass the Core exam with CCHI. Thank you very much!"
“I really enjoyed working at my own pace and feeling very challenged. I love the feeling of being over-prepared and having the opportunity to constantly strengthen my skills, even after I have finished the course.”
"Talking to David over the phone was very encouraging. The recordings were awesome and very helpful. I also loved the fact that I worked at my leisure."
“MITS is not just incredible preparation for medical interpreters – it is more encompassing than what is advertised. They really care for their students’ success! MITS is like a course in Spanish medical terminology, linguistics, medicine, and proper etiquette all rolled into one! Classes never got boring because there was something that would spark curiosity in each lesson. I highly recommend this program to everyone. Very well organized and interesting!”
"The format of this course was well designed. It requires the practice of specific skills for each activity. Having the skills broken down into one "do" and one "don't" for each practice makes it easier to feel more focused and not overwhelmed. I also liked that the situations for consecutive interpretation exercises are very authentic. These exercises have made me realize that learning colloquial expression of the target language is as important as learning the medical vocabulary."
"The Spanish interpreter course at MITS is a true test of self-discipline and desire to learn. If you're dedicated to truly learning the keys to becoming a great interpreter, then this course is right for you. This course allowed me to further expand my previous knowledge having gained a bachelors in Spanish. I wanted to challenge myself, enrich my Spanish vocabulary and gain overall a better understanding for interpreting."
"I am a novice Arabic and Armenian on-site and OP Medical Interpreter. This course with MITS has been extremely helpful in gaining a professional approach and wide confidence in Medical interpreting. The program is designed in such a perfect way that with the completion of each lesson I was noticing improvement in my knowledge, and understanding in every aspect related to the field as well as great progress in my vocabulary and interpreting skills which helped me gain success in my work, motivating me to apply for the certification process with confidence."
"I've been called on many times to translate in different situations and have always felt that because I was fluent in Spanish it should be something I could do competently. After taking the course, I am so much more aware of the complexity of providing an accurate translation. I’m so glad I took this course! I learned so much and feel I can now enter an interpreting assignment with confidence. This course has been an eye-opener and I am so grateful to have found this opportunity. I hope anyone doing medical interpretations realize how important it is to take this course."
“An amazing experience where everything is done in a professional yet friendly manner. I appreciate the tone and voice of the main speaker, is was always attractive to listen to, never boring. I also loved the videos: they give you a good understanding for someone like me not in the medical careers. At the same time, they allow you to relax for a moment when you are doing the different exercises. The web interface is easy to navigate and everything is very well organized and set up in a didactic way. David answered every question I had immediately, even during the weekends. Overall, an outstanding course! Highly appreciated as a teacher myself.”
"There was so much vocab to learn and so many medical concepts to become familiar with, that I recommend taking your time. This is coming from someone with only a certain amount of previous medical knowledge. The good news is that with lots of studying in the program, it made me so fascinated with studying medical treatments to enhance my knowledge of how things work instead of just memorizing a list of terms. Knowing the terms in Spanish is important but understanding their implications and what they mean have cemented my desire to pursue a career in healthcare."
“I strongly believe that I wouldn’t have succeeded in passing the National Board exams the first time without this course. I had only been interpreting for a few months prior to taking this course, and upon completion of the 40 hours of training, I felt very confident and well-equipped. I am very happy to end up with wonderful information and resources that will continue to help me strengthen my skills. I decided to take MITS course because it’s a school recognized by the IMIA and CCHI and because David was very patient and helpful; he really took his time to answer all my questions when I called.”
“The Fundamental 40-hour (Spanish) course provided by MITS is the perfect option for interpreters who are limited by time and need an efficient, on-demand solution. Each class was designed thoughtfully to provide the best learning experience. The lessons seemed to build on the knowledge learnt in previous classes helping me retain the information as a whole, instead of forcing me to memorize random words and facts. I highly recommend this course to anyone trying to satisfy the 40-hour requirement by the certification agencies, as well as those trying to advance their knowledge in the medical interpreting field.”
"MITS was great to be able to work courses in my own time, particularly as I have a busy schedule. Although some sections were a little repetitive, the actual examples and small videos in both languages were extremely helpful. Additionally, I could skip throughout different sections so that if I grew tired of one subject, I could always come back to it later."
“This course was incredibly helpful and set the professional standards every interpreter should aspire towards. As a new Interpreter, I feel as though my confidence is now at a level where I can approach the test with high hopes of passing and become a huge help to the medical community and its patients. I also look forward to going back and reviewing this course frequently as to strengthen the skills I learned this past month and continue to be a better professional.”
“I’m a new interpreter and even though many of the exercises were way above my level, I still got a lot out of the course. I’ve enrolled in other online interpreting classes and this was the best one! The staff was encouraging and responsive too. I highly recommend the 40-hour program for beginner and experienced interpreters!”
"I am well pleased and proud that I chose MITS to expand my expertise as a Medical Interpreter. The presentation of the course program was scientific, brilliant, and convenient. Instructions were made simple, clear and very considerate to the user. Navigation of the website is easy and user-friendly. Last but not least is the instructor behind this great training program, David. Thank you for making my training not only educational but a recreational one. I had fun listening and a good time learning from you. You and MITS will always get my thumbs UP!"
The National Director of the business I work for gave me the following feedback: "I already thought you were a great interpreter, and that's why I wanted to hire you. But now you've gone up to a whole new level!" The audience even applauded my interpretation on Saturday! It was amazing. All I did was apply the techniques I am learning at MITS. Thank you for a great course and I thought you would like to know how impacting it is, even for a seasoned interpreter.
“Yes! I passed the written and oral exams to become a Certified Medical Interpreter, CMI, by the National Board (NBCMI). I couldn’t have done it without MITS’s professional and invaluable help. When I had some navigation questions, David contacted me right away; he was very nice and courteous. Self-paced study at my own convenience and home made it possible for me to contemplate studying for this test. It was also much more affordable than in-person classes. I do recommend this course to my colleagues. Thank you MITS!”
MITS has been my saving grace on all my Medical appointments. I am respected among my colleagues and I am viewed at work as a strong, professional interpreter. When my colleagues ask me, after seeing me study in hospital sometimes, where I study at, I always say MITS. I am very proud of my achievements and professional growth as an interpreter. I am no longer insecure, and I walk to my appointments with confidence and leave with satisfaction about being able to be a helpful bridge of communication between a patient and a doctor, and many times even with the front desk. Thank you so much MITS, you have truly made a positive impact on my professional career, Thank you!"
“MITS is an excellent 40 hour preparation course for the Medical Interpreting Exam. The material provided is top notch. I stumbled upon this course looking for a review for the Written Exam, having already taken another 40 hour course. I purchased the MITS exam review and soon realized the previous course did not prepare me for the in-depth ethics situations, or English medical vocabulary I needed to know. Glad to say I passed the written exam, and was so impressed, I purchased the 40 hour class before taking the oral exam.”
“This was my first time taking classes online so I was a little nervous! But after understanding the instructions and the intuitive navigation, it was not hard at all. I was always given immediate help and support when I needed it. So far I’ve take over 20 hours of continuing education at MITS because these classes help me improve my interpreting skills, vocabulary, listening skills and a lot more. I recommend my colleagues to be prepared because these classes are challenging! I’m looking forward to completing all my CEUs at MITS as they release more classes.”
I took the 40-hour course at MITS because it was recommended by CHIA as a certified preparation course for the exam, and it was also recommended by my fellow alums at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. MITS courses are detailed, well-structured, comprehensive, and very instructive. The training materials give students great insights into real-life scenarios/content that they will be working in the medical interpreting field. And I can't say enough about their stellar customer service that really works with working professions to complete the course amidst a busy work schedule and help them launch a new career path in their professional life."
“MITS is an excellent option for the working population who needs something flexible and comprehensive. From glossaries to actual forms that you may come across as a medical interpreter, this course is complete and will fill in the gaps that you may have. Thanks MITS for offering this platform, I have already recommended this program to several friends of mine”
"My experience at MITS was great, but I am still studying and reviewing. I have still a lot of work to do. The simultaneous interpretations drove me crazy! I know I am new to this profession and hope that practice will help a lot. I like so much that I can keep practicing at my own pace as long as I want. Being able to go to practice at any time is also a great advantage oft his course. The videos and the vocabulary glossaries were excellent, specially having also the pronunciation in both languages, Overall, I'm very satisfied with the course. Very complete and covers everything you need to know to be Certified"
“I really enjoyed learning medical terminology and vocabulary from MITS, this is a very professional course; I loved all the informative videos.”
“Thank you very much, MITS, for your assistance during the time I was taking the Psychiatry and Endocrinology course. I really enjoyed participating and I do feel like I am taking away something useful out of them. I am looking forward to taking the rest of the courses in the future.”
“I’d like to share with all my colleagues that I love the classes I’m taking at MITS! They are fun and presented in a very easy to follow format. MITS has also provided me with great customer service and support! I’m very satisfied.”
“Years ago, I took a similar course at an interpreter school and didn’t learn nearly as much as I learned with MITS course. The lessons are structured well which makes it easier to review and study. The instructor has a great demeanor, and explains the lessons very well. The instructions are easy to follow and the lesson plans are structured very well. I will continue to study and review the courses, and feel confident that I will be able to pass the certification exam. Thank you very much! Please keep up the good work.”
"I searched for online courses and was the one that convinced me the most. Especially when I can work at my own pace. It gave me the opportunity to learn at my own pace right from home. I really enjoyed this course and would definitely recommend it."
"I’m an older lady who loves learning and enriching my languages and culture. I found that this 40-hour course has greatly helped me improve many aspects of my interpreting skills and cultural competency in such little time. The exercises were exciting and challenging. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. I have no doubt that I invested my time and money in something that has helped me gain more knowledge and confidence. This is a remarkable course, don’t miss it!”
"MITS was the best choice I have made since I was looking for improvement and advancement in my job field. I am happy with my choice of MITS and would strongly recommend it to others looking to learn a lot and apply their knowledge in their job field. Huge Thank you to all staff of MITS"
"I’m already a Certified Healthcare Interpreter, CHI™, but I decided to enroll to the 40-hour program thinking that I was just going to review what I already knew. To my surprise, this course was full of new information, medical terms, and plenty of idioms that are super useful in my work at the hospital. I also got to take a second look at the Interpreter's Code of Ethics and Conduct, which is so important in our job. I totally loved this course!"
“I truly recommend MITS 40 hours interpreter training to anyone trying to achieve either more experience or for interpreters looking into achieving certification. The materials are presented in an easy to understand and easy to follow way. The best thing about it is that it can be completed at your own pace. That’s perfect for those of us with a busy schedule. I’m very thankful MITS online interpreter training is available for all of us wanting to better ourselves professionally.”
"I enjoyed this course. It was challenging, and I learned a lot in the medical specialty modules. The opportunity to practice site, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation was invaluable. I also enjoyed learning not just medical terminology but idiomatic expressions I was previously unfamiliar with."
“Thank you so much for making it possible to complete this training on line. As a single mother of two young children I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the flexibility of completing this training on my own time. Thank you SO MUCH!"
"I would like to let you know that I have successfully passed the CoreCCHI Examination. I am really grateful to David for the wonderful training course that helped me advance my knowledge and become certified. I really enjoyed it beyond belief and look forward to continuing my education with MITS some time soon."
“Thank you so much for making it possible to complete this training on line. As a single mother of two young children I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the flexibility of completing this training on my own time. Thank you SO MUCH!"
“MITS provided me with a qualitative course that allowed me to work at my own pace and as my busy life and work schedule would allow. The courses are rigorous and challenging but MITS provides the learner with helpful instruction and the resources needed for success.”
Such amazing journey! It was a really fun and exciting program. I learned so much from each one of the modules and all the videos were so informative. Thank you Mr. Galicia for sharing your acknowledge and your clear explanations."
"I was excited to take the NLS training course because it was not geared to any specific language, but for all language interpreters, including ASL Interpreters. I have worked as a staff interpreter for 14 years and this is a great opportunity to further my career working in a healthcare facility. My understanding of each subject has improved 10-fold. Thank you, MITS!"
"Studying to prepare for work as a medical interpreter with MITS has been fantastic! The course is flexible, easy to follow and very informative. The practice exercises are challenging and fun. Thank you MITS for a "top of the line" course!"
"After doing a lot of online searching, MITS seemed to fit my needs best. Both in the time allowed to complete the course and financially. It is very thorough and easy to understand. This course gave me more self-confidence in being able to translate in the medical field. You can study at your own pace, and the free resources are great!"