Interpreter Services

Phoenix Language Services, Inc. has been providing professionally trained interpreters in the healthcare, legal, educational, social, and business professional settings in the Greater Philadelphia area since 1993. We also provide ongoing Professional Medical Interpreter training programs, meeting and exceeding the current national best practice standards as defined by the National Council of Interpreters in Health Care (NCIHC).

Achieving Effective Communication Through Phoenix’s Interpreter Services

Our onsite interpreter services provide comprehensive and successful communication. We offer our services for all inpatient and outpatient clinical settings, medical exams, business meetings, conferences, conventions, courtroom settings, depositions, trials, and more.

Interpreters help to mitigate risks that can lead to misdiagnosis and malpractice, ensure a complete understanding during legal proceedings, assist with any cultural nuances to provide clarity when required, and should be used as a conduit to a successful experience.

Onsite Interpreters

Onsite interpreters conduct assignments in person, face-to-face. Phoenix interpreters have been vetted and trained in the fields to which they are deployed. Their knowledge and experience allow them to accurately interpret information from English into the requested language and vice versa.

Phone Remote

Remote over-the-phone interpreting (OPI), offered in over 250 languages is a service that connects interpreters via telephone to individuals who wish to speak to each other but do not share a common language. OPI is a good, affordable alternative when onsite interpreters services are not required.

Video Remote

Video remote interpreting (VRI) is a service that uses devices such as web cameras, videophones, computers, or tablets to provide spoken language or sign language interpreting services.

Examples Of Settings Where Onsite Or Remote Interpreter Services Are Essential

Medical Or Health Care Interpreting

Simultaneous and consecutive medical interpreting is available for a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings, including elder care, office visits, procedures, all inpatient and outpatient services, home care, research settings, IMEs, and patient education.

Business And Conference Interpreting

Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting is available for settings such as international conferences, consultations, meeting, seminars, webinars, and trade negotiations.

Education Interpreting

Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting is available for classroom settings, conferences, consultations, and parent-teacher or IEP meetings.

Legal Interpreting

Certified and non-certified legal interpreting is available for court proceedings, arbitration, depositions, IMEs, client meetings, and consultations.

Social Services & Government

Simultaneous and consecutive medical interpreting available for an array of services, such as: inpatient, office visits, mental health settings, therapy sessions, home visits, assessments, and meetings.

Translation & Localization

While an interpreter converts the spoken word from one language to another, a translator converts the written word from one language to another. Using our experienced translators who are subject-matter experts, we can provide translation and localization services in any language for small to large projects, such as compliance documents, marketing materials, software, and websites. All file formats are accepted.

Phoenix Interpreter Management System® (IMS™)

IMS™ is a cloud-based software (no hardware installation required), that allows clients to manage agency or system-wide language access services, real-time communication with in-house and vendor interpreters, and reporting capabilities. IMS™ is hosted on HIPAA-compliant, encrypted servers, is customizable, and has integration capability with electronic health records (EHR) software and virtually any other platform. IMS™ can respond to the needs of your agency or organization to manage language access services, and maintain real-time communication with interpreters and providers.

Core Medical Interpreter Training™ Program

The Core Medical Interpreter Training™ program (CMIT™), in affiliation with The National Institute for Coordinated Health Care (NICHC), is offered in classroom and online learning environments. Currently, we are observing the recommended COVID-19 guidelines, and CMIT™ is offered 100% online.

The CMIT™ program provides students with intensive training to prepare them for a healthcare interpreting career and national certification.

Languages

In addition to an extensive list of languages, our professional interpreters also speak English. This allows us to interpret to and from English in order to overcome linguistic barriers in communication. Here is a sample of the languages for which we provide interpreter services:

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Albanian
American Sign Language (ASL)
Amharic
Arabic
Arabic (Egyptian)
Armenian
Bengali
Berber
Burmese
Cambodian
Cantonese
Farsi
French
German
Greek
Gujarati
Haitian Creole
Hebrew
Hindi
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Karen
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
Korean
Laotian
Lingala
Malayalam
Mandarin
Nepali
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Romanian
Russian
Spanish
Swahili
Thai
Tigrinya
Turkish
Urdu
Ukrainian
Vietnamese
Wolof

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Acehnese*
Achi (Rabinal, Calbulco)*
Acoli
Aderi*
Afrikaans*
Aguateco*
Akan*
Akateko*
Albanian*
Algerian*
American Sign Language (ASL)
Amharic
Anuak*
Arabic
Arabic (Algerian)
Arabic (Egyptian)
Arabic (Hassaniya)*
Arabic (Jordinian)
Arabic (Levantine)
Arabic (Moroccan)
Arabic (Sudanese)
Arabic (Tunisian)
Arabic (Yemeni)
Arakanese*
Aramaic
Armenian
Asante
Ashanti
Assamese*
Assyrian
Azerbaijani
Azeri (Cyrillic)*
Azeri (Latin)*
Azeri (Turkish)*
Badini
Bahasa (Malaysian)*
Bajuni
Balochi*
Bamanankan*
Bambara*
Basa Sunda
Bashkir*
Basque (Euskera)*
Bassa*
Belarusian*
Belize Creole English*
Bemba
Bengali
Berber*
Bosnian*
Breton*
Bulgarian*
Burmese
Buryat*
Cambodian
Cantonese (Chinese)
Cape Verde Creole
Carolinean*
Catalan*
Cebuano
Central Kmher (Cambodian)
Chadian (Arabic)*
Chaldean*
Chamorro*
Chao-Chow*
Cherokee*
Chin
Chin (Falam)
Chin (Hakha)
Chin (Lai)*
Chin (Lautu)*
Chin (Mizo)
Chin (Tedim)
Chin (Zo, Zomi)*
Chin (Zophei/Zyphe)*
Chinese (Hokkien)*
Chinese Shanghainese
Chinese Xiang*
Chiu-Chow
Choujo*
Chuj*
Chuukese*
Corsican*
Cotocoli (Tem)*
Creole
Croatian*
Czech
Danish
Dari (Afghan Persian, Afghan Farsi)*
Dinka*
Diola*
Divehi*
Dutch
Dyula*
Edo*
Estonian*
Ewe*
Fante*
Farsi, Iranian*
Filipino (Tagalog)
Finnish*
Flemish*
Fon*
French
French Canadian*
French Creole
Frisian*
Fujian
Fukienese Chinese*
Fulani*
Fulde*
Fuqing
Fur
Fuzhou*
Ga
Galician*
Ganda*
Garre*
Georgian*
German
Ghulfan (Arabic)*
Greek*
Greenlandic*
Guarani*
Guere*
Guinea-Bissau Creole*
Gujarati*
Gusii*
Hainanese*
Haitian Creole*
Hakha Chin
Hakka Chinese
Hassaniya Arabic*
Hausa*
Hebrew*
Hindi*
Hmong*
Hokkien*
Hunan
Hungarian
Ibanag
Igbo*
Ilocano*
Ilonggo*
Inabu Arabic
Indonesian
Inuktitut*
Iranian Farsi
Irish*
Isixhosa*
Isizulu*
Italian*
Jakaltek*
Jamaican (Creole)
Jamaican (Patois)*
Japanese*
Jarai*
Jawanese
Jiangsu*
Jola-Fonyi
Jordanian*
Kabiye
Kachin*
Kannada*
Kaqchikel*
Karen*
Karen Pow*
Karenni (Kayah)
Kazakh*
Kejia
Khmer (Cambodian)*
Khran*
Kibajuni
K'iche*
Kikongo*
Kikuyu*
Kinkani*
Kinyamulenge
Kinyarwanda*
Kirghiz
Kirundi*
Kiswahili
Kituba*
Kizigua*
Kongo*
Konkani*
Korean
Kosraean*
Kotokoli*
Kpelle*
Krio*
Kunama*
Kurdish
Kurdish (Bahdini)
Kurdish (Kurman)
Kurdish (Sorani)
Kurmanji
Laotian
Latvian*
Lebanese (Arabic)*
Leta*
Lingala
Lithuanian
Loma (Liberian)*
Lower Sorbian*
Luganda
Luhya
Luo
Luxembourgish*
Maay Maay
Macedonian*
Madi*
Mai Mai
Malay*
Malayalam
Malaysian
Maldivian*
Malinke*
Maltese*
Mam*
Mandarin
Mandingo*
Mandinka*
Maori*
Mapudungun*
Mara Chinn*
Marathi (Indian)*
Marshallese*
Masalit*
Matu Chin*
Mbay*
Mende*
Mien
Mina (Togolese)*
Mirpuri*
Mixteco Alto*
Mixteco Bajo*
Mizo (Chinn)*
Mohawk*
Moldovian
Mongolian
Montenegrin*
Mushunguli*
Navajo*
Neapolitan
Nepali
Nigerian
Ningbo*
Norwegian*
Occitan*
Oriya*
Oromifa
Oromo
Pahari*
Pampango
Pangasinan*
Papamiento*
Pashto*
Patois (Jamaican)
Persian, Iranian
Pidgin*
Polish*
Portuguese (Brazilian)*
Portuguese (Continental)
Portuguese Creole
Pulaar*
Punjabi*
Q'anjob'al*
Qeqchi*
Quechua*
Quiche*
Rahkine*
Rohingya*
Romanian
Russian
Sami (Inari)*
Sami (Lule)*
Sami (Northern)*
Samoan
Sango*
Sanskrit*
Sarahuli
Saraiki*
Scottish Gaelic*
Serbian
Serbo-Croatian
Sethang*
Setswana*
Shona*
Sichuan*
Sicilian*
Sinhalese*
Slovak
Slovenian*
Smi (Skolt)*
Smi (Southern)*
Somali
Soninke*
Sorani
Sotho*
Spanish
Spanish-Italian*
Spanish-Portuguese*
Spanish-Romanian*
Sri Lankan (Tamil)
Sudanese Arabic Creole
Swahili
Swedish
Sylheti
Syriac*
Tachew*
Tahitian*
Taiwanese*
Tajik
Tamazight*
Tamil
Tatar*
Tedim Chin*
Telugu
Teochew
Thai
Tibetan
Tigre*
Tigrinya*
Toisanese*
Tongan
Tosk*
Trukese*
Tshiluba*
Turkish*
Turkman
Twi*
Ugyhur*
Ukrainian
Upper Sorbian*
Urdu
Uzbek*
Vietnamese
Visayan*
Walloon*
Welsh
Wolof
Yakut*
Yapese*
Yi*
Yiddish*
Yoruba
Yupik*
Zomi*
Zulu*
Zyphe Chinn (Zophei Chinn)*