MasterWord Institute provides assessments to organizations in healthcare and government, as well as for individuals. These assessments allow organizations to know the abilities of their staff and candidates to perform the job duties necessary to their roles. Having qualified staff leads to higher standards and reliable outcomes, and that is at the very core of our mission.
The language proficiency assessment tests a person’s ability to communicate in a particular language in four skill areas: listening, reading, grammar, and oral expression as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) descriptions. A writing section is also available upon request.
Scores from this assessment can be used to determine whether or not an individual has met the organization’s requirements. The score reported is tied to a proficiency level, which ranges from elementary to general professional. Comments are also provided from the assessment rater on the individual’s performance during the oral section of the test. Languages listed below. Additional languages can be tested through alternative testing formats.
The Health Care Interpreter Assessment (HCIA®) tests whether an interpreter meets the standard to be qualified as a medical interpreter by demonstrating sufficient skill and understanding of professional standards of conduct. It is based on the formats of the national certification.Currently the full assessment is available in Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Chinese Mandarin,Russian, and Burmese. Other languages are also assessed by professional evaluators using a modified version of this assessment.