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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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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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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[Free Whitepaper] Refugee Trends in United States: Refugee Language Needs

Does your organization provide language support? Understanding refugee trends in the United States can help you to provide the most comprehensive language access program to fit your organization’s specific needs. As a language service provider nationwide, Telelanguage breaks down language barriers and connects people from different walks of life every day! As a leader in 

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Insurance Interpreting: Language Service Considerations for Insurance Companies

Insurance interpreting and translation services are vital to the insurance industry. Policyholders look to insurance as a safeguard, be it automotive insurance, homeowners insurance, property insurance, etc. Insurance is a highly specialized and sensitive industry…consumers need excellent communication at every touch point, from choosing the right plan to making a claim. Insurance literacy is difficult 

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ER Interpreters: Overcoming Language Barriers in Emergency Medicine

Interpreting in different healthcare settings poses unique challenges for healthcare providers and interpreters, but interpreting for Emergency Services, whether onsite, via video remote, or telephonically, may present additional challenges. Understanding these challenges and how best to utilize emergency room interpreters may reduce the risk of miscommunication, increase positive health outcomes, and decrease the stress that 

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Language Support: Customer Service Interpreters Help Businesses Thrive

How important are customer service interpreters for businesses? Think about your customer service experiences. Say you’ve just purchased an item and realized you made a mistake on your order. Or perhaps you want to buy products online and have questions. What do you do? Naturally, you contact customer service to help you with your purchase. 

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Free Resources for Supporting Clients of Different Languages and Cultures

As a trusted language services partner nationwide, Telelanguage provides understanding and connects clients with their non-English speaking and limited-English speaking clients every day! Regardless of industry, organizations need more support to properly service the growing LEP population. In fact, One in five U.S. residents speaks a foreign language at home. We have created a few 

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