These introductory modules are a great way to become familiar with the basics of language interpretation. They are suitable for novice interpreters with little or no previous formal interpreter training, or for qualified interpreters looking to further their interpretation skills.

Interpreter Testing
Interpreter Language Skills Assessment: ILSAT/CILISAT/MLAT

The language skills assessment will complete your accreditation, once you have passed all of the technical competencies training components above, either through classroom or online training. A test can be scheduled with MCIS before, during or after your training session. Results take 3-6 weeks to come back.

The cost of the Language Skills Assessment is $195 + HST = $220.35. You only need to pass one of the available tests to receive accreditation. If you do not pass a test, a different version of the same test, or a different test altogether, can be scheduled immediately by making another payment, depending on availability. If you wish to attempt the same test, you must wait for 3 months.

Click on the button to find out more about our Language Skills Assessment options. Note you must complete your technical competencies training and pass the language skills assessment test to formally become an accredited community interpreter in Ontario.

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Language Skills Assessment
Skills Development Workshop
Skills Development Workshops
  • Do you need help preparing for an interpreter language skills assessment?
  • Do you want to find out if you have the skills required to work as an interpreter?

These language-independent workshops are a great way to identify your interpretation strengths and weaknesses. They will also help you identify your level of preparedness for an interpreter language skills assessment. The group session seats 12-16 people, and it includes basic concepts in sight translation and dialogue interpretation, tips on taking the most popular interpreter language skills assessments available in the industry (ILSAT/CILISAT), and personalized feedback on grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and other aspects of the test.

If you wish to book an ILSAT or CILISAT exam, please click here.

  • Cost: $40.00 + HST
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Format: Online synchronous (via Adobe Connect) or On-Site at MCIS office in Toronto
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: N/A
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Language-Specific Mentoring Sessions
  • Do you need more practice with an experienced interpreter in your working languages?

Mentoring sessions are an excellent opportunity for candidates with basic or intermediate interpreting skills to obtain advice and guidance from an accomplished interpreter in a language of their choice in one-on-one sessions. During a mentoring session, you will have the opportunity to practise technical terminology and setting-specific vocabulary, receive language-specific feedback on the quality of your interpretation, complete mock scenarios, and practice with sample language labs. Mentoring sessions are available in over 100 languages.

  • Cost (Online, 1 hour minimum): $50.00 + HST
  • Cost (On-Site, 2 hours minimum): $90.00 + HST
  • Format: Online or in-person
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: N/A
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