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FAQs

Why should I take a Language Proficiency Assessment?

A passing Language Proficiency Assessment can demonstrate your language abilities to others in an official format.  For some companies, this can mean a pay raise for a bilingual employee.  Also, the assessment provides validity to any work you may be doing in a language other than your primary language.  Note that even if the assessment determines you are proficiently bilingual, this does not mean you are a certified interpreter.  See the Medical Interpreter Program for more information on interpretation training.

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The Language Proficiency Assessment (LPA) test individuals language proficiency through an intense three level testing. Levels 1 and 2 are both online. The first measures client's fluency in English, second measures fluency of a different language. If client passes both of these with an 80% or better, HEC's oral assessor provides real-life interpretation testing via
telecommunication. Successfully passing all three levels demonstrates bilingual fluency. To gain skills and certification as a Medical Interpreter see Medical Interpreter Program.

The Health Education Center offers assessments in:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Creole
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Quiche
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Costs: $175 per person

Cost of this assessment is covered the following employers: If your employer is NOT on the list below, you will be billed separately for this assessment. 

  • Charter Oak
  • Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut
  • Child Guidance Clinic of Child & Family Agency of Southwestern Connecticut
  • First Choice
  • Hartford Healthcare
  • L&M Hospital
  • Community Health & Wellness Center of Torrington 

For More Information

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55 Main Street, Ste 270

Norwich, CT 06360
P: (860) 465-8281
F: (860) 760-6230 
info@healtheducenter.org

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