TRAINING

Intercultural Training

Quantum offers intercultural training for clients and their employees. Training takes place at a variety of settings including: non–profit organizations, hospitals, medical offices, legal settings, businesses.

Intercultural training involves bridging any gaps that may occur due to cultural nuances and differences in the customs of two countries. Even the slightest difference in how people greet one another or the etiquette preceding a business transaction, can cause confusion and a possible ripple in an otherwise smooth communication. This specialized training heightens awareness of challenges and helps to prevent miscommunication. Training also encompasses sensitizing clients to differences such as religious beliefs and practices.


How to Utilize Interpreter Services

Quantum’s professional staff provides training that is specifically tailored to the client’s industry. Training entails how to effectively utilize interpreter services, such as in–person and over–the–phone.

We provide training in a variety of settings including medical, legal, educational, business and non–profit organizations.

No matter the setting, Quantum is happy to schedule a training session at your site.


Quantum’s Medical Interpreter Training

The next course will begin in August 2019! Reserve your spot today!

Quantum’s Medical Interpreter Training (QMIT) is a 60-hour comprehensive training that prepares multilingual individuals for a career in medical interpreting. The training is suitable for those interested in becoming interpreters to interpreters seeking training in the medical field. The course fulfills the minimum training requirement for those looking to be nationally certified as a medical interpreter as well meets the requirements to interpret at many healthcare facilities in the tri-state region.

QMIT covers the skill of interpreting, ethics, medical terminology, and professionally navigating the field of medical interpretation. Upon passing of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion.


Location

The Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany
330 South 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Training Dates:

August 2019 - October 2019:

Our ten-week course will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The next course will begin on August 1st, 2019 and will conclude on October 8th. We ask that all registered students reserve October 10th as a makeup day.

Tuition

The tuition fee for the course is $700. Included in the fee are the course textbooks, a book of medical terminology in your target language if available, and light refreshments on each day of the course.


Requirements

Proficiency in English as well as your target language must be demonstrated in order to register. This can be done in two ways:

Method 1:

  • A high school diploma from a country in which the target language is taught, or at least 48 credits of university education taught in the target language.
  • A 30 minute English exam at our office.

Method 2:

You may also submit the results from an approved language proficiency test. We recommend the Communications Skills Test offered by Language STAT: http://www.languagestat.com/cst/. The cost can range between $70 and $115 depending on the language. For all other tests, Please contact qmit@quantumtranslations.com to determine if your language proficiency exam is accepted.


Registration

The final date to ensure submission is July 19, 2019 — We cannot confirm your spot for the course afterwards. In order to register for the course, please email qmit@quantumtranslations.com and be prepared to submit proof of language proficiency in your target language and English and the full tuition fee.