What Our Graduates Say

Our online learning methodology allows students to build knowledge and skills modularly: one set of skills provides the foundation for increasingly complex skills. Our graduates say that after taking our skills-building Professional Interpreter Program they are more aware of their own linguistic capabilities and can use them better.  They all become much better listeners and can start working as public services interpreters just as soon as they finish the program.

Read below what V.I.I.’s students have said about the programs:

“I recently completed the interpreting course and I would highly recommend the course to anyone interested in pursuing an online course of study in social interpreting field. It was very convenient to be able to work at my own pace and the guidance and instruction I received from my knowledgeable and highly professional tutor helped me to move through the course smoothly and efficiently. Every module was well-structured and very practical, and I learned a great deal of invaluable skills. I was really pleased with the whole experience and I would definitely recommend V.I.I. course.”

Anastasia Crist, V.I.I. Student

“With this course, I am now working as a professional interpreter.  I am so very happy and confident using my language skills.”

Omar Kharun, V.I.I. Student

“Just wanted to thank you for my certificate, that I got in the mail yesterday. I also wanted to let you know that I had my first “paid” assignment yesterday. It was such a great experience to apply everything I learned at the course on-site. I did consecutive Interpretation and Sight Translation. I loved it.”

Carmen Scherrer, V.I.I. Student

“I gained a lot from V.I.I.’s Interpreter Training course. Although I was raised bilingual and was educated as a multilingual student, V.I.I. has now prepared me to become a professional. I am now more confident in my capabilities, and ready to help those in need who face language barriers in today’s society.”

Rafael Henriquez, V.I.I. Student

COURSES

Our Course Offerings

Interpreting Skills in 40 hours

Learn online at your own pace

V.I.I.’s Professional Interpreter Program takes the student on a journey through awareness, knowledge and skills building.  V.I.I.’s proprietary modular approach to teaching interpreting makes it easier for students to naturally add and sharpen their skills as they progress.  The results are unparalleled listening skills, the ability to transfer language accurately, and the resources needed to work as a professional interpreter.  All of V.I,I’s courses are accessible: visually-impaired bilingual individuals are encouraged to enroll.

Medical Interpreting Training in 60 hours

Get everything you need to specialize in medical interpreting

V.I.I.’s Professional Medical Interpreter Program was created in accordance to guidelines from the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC).  It also includes everything interpreters need to know if they decide to try to obtain national certification from organizations like The Certification Commission for Health Care Interpreters (CHIA). 

The course also includes valuable information that will enable medical interpreters to make appropriate decisions in a variety of challenging situations.  Our graduates are given all the tools they need to successfully and confidently perform in professional environments like hospitals and clinics, whether in-person or remotely. 

Coming in October 2019: One-hour Compliance Courses for Medical Providers

Ensure appropriate health care outcomes in diverse populations

Later this year, medical personnel will have access to online courses about cultural awareness and compliance with language-access rights, including how to make the best of working with interpreters.  These short yet content-rich courses will allow doctors, nurses and other medical personnel to gain a deeper understanding of diverse populations and preventing disparities in health care outcomes.