The Need for Language Interpretation in U.S. Schools (Interactive Infographic)

How does language diversity impact the need for language interpretation in U.S. schools? Earlier this month, we looked at the growing number of limited-English proficient students in U.S. schools. In this post, we take a closer look at the language support needs of children in education settings. As of 2016, almost 1 in 4 children in 

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Phone Interpretation Services: 5 Things You Need for Language Support

Telelanguage connects people of different cultures and languages every day. As a global language service provider, we offer organizations a variety of language support, including phone interpretation services. Why is over-the-phone interpreting so important? Imagine needing immediate medical care, but not being able to communicate your concerns or distress. Imagine needing to provide excellent and 

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ELL Students: The Importance of Language Access in Schools

The growing number of limited-English proficient students in U.S. schools highlights the importance of language access in schools and educational institutions. Approximately 4.8 million students in U.S. public schools have limited English language skills that impact their ability to learn in educational settings. Schools must, under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 

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Health Care Interpretation: Improving the Quality of Patient Care

Health Care Interpretation promotes effective communication between limited-English proficient and Deaf and Hard of Hearing patients and health care providers. Because of the growing number of LEP patients in the United States, the demand for qualified health care interpreters has grown swiftly. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau reports over 350 languages spoken in U.S. 

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Today’s 911 Call Center: The Importance of Language Support

More than 240 million calls are made to 911 call center each year. While emergency services professionals deal with urgent situations every day, a language barrier can heighten an already stressful event for all parties. What happens when the emergency caller doesn’t speak English? In the United States today, certified interpreters are available and ready to join emergency 

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4 Key Competencies of a Qualified Medical Interpreter [Infographic]

What role does a qualified medical interpreter play in health care? Going to the doctor can be an intimidating experience for anyone. But imagine there is a language barrier between you and the medical staff that keeps you from describing your medical symptoms or giving your medical history. For 25.1 million limited-English proficient American residents, this is 

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The Power of Video Remote Interpreting in Healthcare Settings

Video remote interpreting in healthcare is a leading-edge technology that is changing the way we communicate in medical and hospital settings. VRI eliminates language barriers between healthcare professionals and limited-English and deaf and hard-of-hearing patients by connecting to an on-demand, remote interpreter over a video connection. Video interpreting in healthcare combines the high level of accuracy gained 

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Telehealth: The Importance of Medical Interpreters in Telemedicine

Telehealth has the potential to change how we interact with healthcare providers. Advances in healthcare technology provide timely and affordable access to care. Hospitals’ adoption of telemedicine technology has increased by roughly 3.5 percent per year from 54.5 percent in 2014 to 61.3 percent in 2016. An estimated 51-53 percent of U.S. hospitals are expected 

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Interactive Map of Languages Spoken in the United States

As of 2013, more than 25 million U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home. That’s One in five U.S. residents.  Spanish is the most common non-English language spoken in the United States with 40.5 million speakers (2016). According to the 2016 American Community Survey, languages  spoken at home with over 1 million speakers (over 

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LEP Patient Care: The Positive Impact of Certified Medical Interpreters

Improving LEP patient care is a top priority for hospitals and healthcare systems in our country. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are at least 350 Languages spoken in U.S. homes and 8% of the U.S. population is considered Limited-English Proficient (LEP). The increase of patients in the United States who speak foreign languages makes 

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