The Importance of Education Translation Services in U.S. Schools

The Importance of Education Translation Services in U.S. Schools | Telelanguage

Education Translation ServicesHow do language support and education translation services impact the quality of education? Every child deserves equal access to education, including children with limited proficiency in English.  Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ensures that students who are learning English have equal opportunity to progress academically. In 2015, more than 4.8 million students enrolled in U.S. public schools were English Language Learners (ELL). School systems in the United States utilize certified interpreters and translators through a language services provider, like Telelanguage, to ensure effective communication during the language learning process for students, families/parents, and the community.

We’ve written about the importance of interpreters in U.S. schools, and in this post, we will focus on education translation needs for K-12 and higher education.


What’s the Difference Between Interpretation and Translation:

Telelanguage provides professional interpreters, as well as highly-skilled education translation linguists to provide U.S. schools with the best-qualified language support to fit their needs. Many school systems provide language support for the most common non-English languages in their area. While interpreters convert spoken language to a target language, education translation services convert written language from a source language to a target language.

Ultimately, U.S. school districts K-12 and higher education institutions who are serving ELL, LEP, refugee and foreign exchange students will need to communicate with students and/or guardians verbally, as well as through written materials and correspondence. For education translation services, we recommend using a language services provider who guarantees 100% human translation. Telelanguage written translation services are 100% human translated and our translators are subject matter experts to ensure the highest level of accuracy.


Education Translation Services

Students: Education translation services for students are designed to help children progress academically while learning English and ensure effective communication.

Families: Education translation services for parents and guardians keep families informed and help them understand their child’s academic progress and needs.


Common Education Translation Materials: K-12 vs Higher Education


For School Districts K-12, we find these translation materials important to have at all times:

  • Community Notices and Bulletins
  • Report Cards
  • Standard Letters
  • Standard Email Communication Notices
  • Testing Materials
  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Student/Parent Forms
  • Legal Documents
  • School Bus Schedules and After School / Extracurricular Activities  
  • Course Descriptions and Class Schedules


For Higher Education Translation, these documents are likely to be needed:

  • Information about Campus and Student Services
  • Financial Aid Information
  • Enrollment and Registration Information
  • Brochures and Pamphlets
  • Course Descriptions and Class Schedules
  • Legal Documents
  • GPA and Transcript Request Forms
  • Testing Materials
  • Campus Information
  • Community Notices

Education translation services and interpreting services help students with limited English proficiency to progress academically, feel comfortable within the academic environment, and to communicate effectively while learning English. At Telelanguage, all of our translators are professionals who are also subject-matter experts. This ensures the highest quality and accuracy of translated materials for education institutions.


Why Telelanguage?


  • Certified and professional linguists. Translators are subject-matter experts.
  • Over 5,000 interpreters. More than 300 languages.
  • Complete education language services: Telephonic interpretation, Video Remote Interpretation, On-Site Interpretation, Document Translation
  • Cultural Awareness Training and Free Support Materials to help staff communicate with LEP students and families.
  • Responsive Support. Available 24/7, 365 days a year.
  • Flexible rate plans.
  • Free Services Trial Programs
  • Confidentiality Compliance
  • Fastest Connect Times


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