The need for high-quality foreign language interpretation in the United States is growing rapidly. The U.S. Census Bureau reports over 300 languages spoken in U.S. homes, and a record 64.7 million (1 in 5) United States residents over the age of 5 speak a foreign language at home. Language diversity in the United States has never been greater,
Social services interpreters serve a vital purpose in the United States, as we are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before. Social services organizations routinely work with Limited-English Proficient (LEP) clients, and their use of qualified interpreters and translators is necessary when language barriers arise in order for providers and staff to communicate effectively.
Since its implementation, 9-1-1 has been an invaluable link service linking the American public to emergency services. The men and women serving at 911 across the country provide a critical step for emergency response. While 911 Emergency call centers deal with high-stress situations every day, when language barriers arise, an already stressful event can become
I recently saw a post on social media from a person who was angry about the high level of limited-English proficiency in the United States. While there was no doubt this person was committed to their point of view, it got me thinking…do people, and more importantly, businesses and organizations, understand the necessity of language
As the most populous state in the U.S., California is one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the world. 16 languages other than English are spoken as primary languages at home by more than 100,000 persons (more than any other state in the nation). With the diversity of languages spoken, California has a growing
Diversity in our country is at the heart of America. As populations continue to shift, and we become more diverse, the need for effective language services increases in all industries across the United States and qualified interpreters and translators are high-value members in serving the needs of language diverse populations. The growing need for language
We hear many foreign languages every day. The United States draws persons from many countries around the world, many of whom speak foreign languages. The diversity of languages in the United States may be surprising to most, as a 2015 Census Bureau Reported at Least 350 Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes. In 2013, there were