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Out and About: Medical Interpreter Training Programs

  • An open‐enrollment summer session of The Essential Piece training will begin on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at Newton‐Wellesley Hospital , 2014 Washington St., Newton, Mass. The program will run from 9 a.m.‐2 p.m. on Saturdays, June 6—August 8, 2009; no classes on July 4th. Currently, we have participants registered in Spanish, and Chinese. Two organizations have expressed interest in Somali. Please contact us, if your language is not listed as additional languages may be offered, based on demand. Registration fee is $695. Please visit for information or to register for our courses.

CultureSmart Training at CUNY

In mid‐March, CultureSmart completed our first medical interpreter training program and training of trainers at the City University of New York’s (CUNY) Hostos Community College in the Bronx: a 40‐ hour course for speakers of Spanish and English. Though the training at Hostos, the first in a series of courses at CUNY colleges, may sound routine, it customized Culturesmart’s program to CUNY’s needs by training equal numbers of new trainers and interpreters… all in one group. Read the rest of this entry »