My name is Svetlana Ruth.

I am a Licensed trainer and a Certified Medical Interpreter (Russian).

A linguist by profession with 30 years of experience working in different fields I thoroughly enjoy helping people to communicate.

Accuracy, timeliness, ability to adjust to different circumstances are some of the skills I learned being a teacher.

I am looking forward to being your guide on the path of

  • learning new skills

  • improving what you already know

  • applying it all to practice.

  • Licensed Trainer for The Community and Medical Interpreter (Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC), License CI-000190-01

  • National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, License 102119

  • State of Oregon Certified Health Care Interpreter, License 010391

  • OHCIA Interpreter of the year, 2017

  • American Translators Association, member number 267550

  • Secretary of the Board of Directors of OSTI, 2016 - 2018 

  • OSTI (Oregon Society of Translators and Interpreters) member since 2014 

  • NOTIS member since 2020 


"You have created a warm, positive, engaging, and inviting learning environment for the class. We all have gained a tremendous amount of skills and knowledge, not limited to interpreting work only from you and each other. Thank you for being an outstanding educator."

  • Yu Hsueh, Mandarin Interpreter, 2020

"I will never forget such a wonderful teacher, thank you for your time, your constructive and kind advice and feedback, and the best teaching methodology you have used in our class."

  • Rahila Juya, Qualified Persian-Dari Interpreter, 2019

"I really enjoyed being a part of this training, and for sure I learned a lot of new things. This training made me feel more comfortable and ready."

  • Grey Gonzalez, Medical Assistant, 2019

"I love the way Svetlana was teaching: we had so many activities, time was flying. I feel more confident and knowledgeable when I interpret now. Thank you!"

  • OHCIA survey, 2018

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