Learning to communicate with people in a second language is a thrilling experience. Please keep in mind that you must study for years to become sufficiently fluent to interact with patients or their family members in your non-native language in a medical setting.
If you’d like to stay local but receive some structured language courses, please contact The International Language Institute of Massachusetts in Northampton.
For an adventure and an intensive language and cultural learning experience, please review the various programs offered through Language Link. The program in
PLEASE NOTE: Federal and state law as well as the Joint Commission mandate that Baystate Health provides trained medical interpreters to patients with limited or no fluency in English. Use of these educational tools is for relationship-building purposes only.