The Lifelong Pursuit of Language Learning: How The Vocabularies of Native and Non-Native Speakers Compare (and Why Medical Interpreters Matter)

How do the vocabularies of immigrants to the US compare to those of native speakers. What does the process of learning a new language look like, especially as an adult, and how long does it take? Does a person who appears fluent in English ever need a medical interpreter? Learn more here.
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Member Spotlight: Lynn Fors

KITA would like to congratulate founding board member and current Vice President and Program Committee chair Lynn Fors for being given the Amici Linguarum (Friend of Languages) Award by the Kentucky World Language Association.

This award is presented to an individual or organization not directly involved in the teaching of world languages that has made a significant contribution to our society through their efforts to increase and promulgate both a love and appreciation for, as well as the ability to communicate in a world language among all citizens in the community, the state, and ultimately the country.

In addition to her language access advocacy work, Lynn is an entrepreneur who recently founded Access Language Services. Check out her website and latest blog post here.

If you have a KITA member that you would like to see in the spotlight just contact us at help@kitanonprofit. Be sure to put “Spotlight” in the subject line and a brief description of some of the candidates outstanding qualities or contributions in the message field.

CMIT (Core Medical Interpreter Training Program™) Fall 2018

Location: 450 Southland Drive, Lexington, KY 40503

Dates: November 3-4 and November 17-18

Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM each day

Applicants must be able to attend all 4 days of class

CMIT is an accredited 64-hour course that surpasses the recommended national training standards and requirements for national certification for Medical/Healthcare Interpreters. The course consists of 32 hours (4 days) of classroom instruction and an online component that takes up to 32 hours to complete.

Although the CMIT program is primarily intended for spoken languages, it provides American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters specialization training.

Individuals interested in taking this course first must pass a third-party language assessment. The results of the language assessment are yours to keep. The price of the language assessment varies from $70 to $115, depending on the working language being evaluated.

The price of the CMIT course is $450. Scholarships are NOT available for the Fall 2018 class. Students who attend all the hours of classroom training, complete the online portion AND receive a passing score of 70% or higher on their final exam will receive a certificate of completion.

To enroll in CMIT Fall 2018 by registering for a language assessment or to upload your proof of language proficiency, click here.

Languages assessments must be completed in the month of September to qualify for the November class so don’t wait.