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.

On-Site 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 240 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
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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Achi (Rabinal, Calbulco)
Aderi
African Creole (Krahn)
Afrikaans
Aguateco
Akateko
Algerian
Anuak
Arabic (Chadian)
Arakanese
Aramaic
Armenian
Asante
Assamese
Azeri (Cyrillic)
Azeri (Latin)
Azeri (Turkish)
Bahasa (Malaysian)
Bajuni
Balochi
Bamanankan
Bambara
Bashkir
Basque (Euskera)
Bassa
Belarusian
Berber
Breton
Buryat
Carolinean
Catalan
Chamorro
Chin (Lai)
Chinese (Fukienese)
Chinese (Hokkien)
Chinese (Xiang)
Chinn
Chuukese
Corsican
Cotocoli (Tem)
Danish
Diola
Divehi
Dutch
Dyula
Edo
Estonian
Ethiopian
Ewe
Fante
Finnish
Flemish
Frisian
Fujian
Fulani
Fuzhou
Galician
Garre
Georgian
Arabic (Ghulfan)
Greenlandic
Guarani
Guere
Guinea-Bissau Creole
Hainanese
Hakha Chin
Hakka Chinese
Hassaniya
Hausa
Hebrew
Igbo
Ilocano
Ilonggo
Inuktitut
Irish
Isixhosa
Isizulu
Jakaltek
Jarai
Jawanese
Jiangsu
Jordanian
Kachin
Kannada
Kaqchikel
Karen Pow
Kazakh
K’iche
Kikongo
Kikuyu
Kinkani
Kirghiz
Kissi
Kituba
Kosraean
Kotokoli
Kpelle
Krahn
Krio
Kunama
Kurdish (Bahdini)
Kurdish (Kurman)
Kurdish (Sorani)
Kyrgyz
Latvian
Lebanese (Arabic)
Leta
Loma (Liberian)
Lower Sorbian
Luxembourgish
Madi
Malay
Malayalam
Maldivian
Malinke
Maltese
Mam
Mandinka
Maori
Mapudungun
Chinn (Mara)
Marathi (Indian)
Marshallese
Masalit
Mbay
Mende
Micronesian Pohnpheian
Mina
Mirpuri
Mixteco Alto
Chinn (Mizo)
Mohawk
Mon
Montenegrin
Mushunguli
Navajo
Ningbo
Norwegian
Nuer
Occitan
Oriya
Oromifa
Palau
Pampango
Pangasinan
Papamiento
Patois (Jamaican)
Pidgin
Pohnpheian
Pokomchi
Portuguese Creole
Pulaar
Q’anjob’al
Qeqchi
Quechua
Quiche
Rahkine
Sami (Inari)
Sami (Lule)
Sami (Northern)
Sango
Sanskrit
Saraiki
Scottish Gaelic
Sethang
Setswana
Shona
Sichuan
Sicilian
Sinhalese
Slovenian
Smi (Skolt)
Smi (Southern)
Soninke
Sotho
Swedish
Syriac
Tachew
Tahitian
Taiwanese
Tamazight
Tatar
Tedim Chin
Tigre
Toisanese
Tosk
Trukese
Tshiluba
Twi
Ugyhur
Upper Sorbian
Uzbek
Visayan
Walloon
Yakut
Yapese
Yi
Yiddish
Yupik
Zomi
Zotung Chinn
Zulu
Zyphe Chinn (Zophei Chinn)

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Achi (Rabinal, Calbulco)
Aderi
African Creole (Krahn)
Afrikaans
Aguateco
Akateko
Algerian
Anuak
Arabic (Chadian)
Arakanese
Aramaic
Armenian
Asante
Assamese
Azeri (Cyrillic)
Azeri (Latin)
Azeri (Turkish)
Bahasa (Malaysian)
Bajuni
Balochi
Bamanankan
Bambara
Bashkir
Basque (Euskera)
Bassa
Belarusian
Berber
Breton
Buryat
Carolinean
Catalan
Chamorro
Edo
Estonian
Ethiopian
Ewe
Fante
Finnish
Flemish
Frisian
Fujian
Fulani
Fuzhou
Galician
Garre
Georgian
Arabic (Ghulfan)
Greenlandic
Guarani
Guere
Guinea-Bissau Creole
Hainanese
Hakha Chin
Hakka Chinese
Hassaniya
Hausa
Hebrew
Igbo
Ilocano
Ilonggo
Inuktitut
Irish
Isixhosa
Isizulu
Kinkani
Kirghiz
Kissi
Kituba
Kosraean
Kotokoli
Kpelle
Krahn
Krio
Kunama
Kurdish (Bahdini)
Kurdish (Kurman)
Kurdish (Sorani)
Kyrgyz
Latvian
Lebanese (Arabic)
Leta
Loma (Liberian)
Lower Sorbian
Luxembourgish
Madi
Malay
Malayalam
Maldivian
Malinke
Maltese
Mam
Mandinka
Maori
Mapudungun
Chinn (Mara)
Marathi (Indian)
Navajo
Ningbo
Norwegian
Nuer
Occitan
Oriya
Oromifa
Palau
Pampango
Pangasinan
Papamiento
Patois (Jamaican)
Pidgin
Pohnpheian
Pokomchi
Portuguese Creole
Pulaar
Q’anjob’al
Qeqchi
Quechua
Quiche
Rahkine
Sami (Inari)
Sami (Lule)
Sami (Northern)
Sango
Sanskrit
Saraiki
Scottish Gaelic
Sethang
Setswana
Shona
Tamazight
Tatar
Tedim Chin
Tigre
Toisanese
Tosk
Trukese
Tshiluba
Twi
Ugyhur
Upper Sorbian
Uzbek
Visayan
Walloon
Yakut
Yapese
Yi
Yiddish
Yupik
Zomi
Zotung Chinn
Zulu
Zyphe Chinn (Zophei Chinn)