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Hispanic Student Enrollment in U.S. Doubled Over Last 20 Years

Posted by Scott Brown on September 1, 2017

Labor Day Weekend typically signifies the end of summer and the start of a new school year.  As our kids fill their backpacks, pose for first-day pictures, and board school buses, it’s worth visiting a rather remarkable statistic released this week by the United States Census Bureau:

Hispanic student enrollment in U.S. schools has more than doubled in the last 20 years (1996-2016).

According to the Census Bureau, the number of Hispanic students enrolled in U.S. schools and colleges soared from 8.8 million in 1996 to 17.8 million in 2016 – a 102 percent increase. 

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Evaluating Video Remote Interpreting Providers: 5 Factors To Consider

Posted by Scott Brown on August 24, 2017

More companies are recognizing the power of video remote interpreting (VRI) as a way to connect with people face-to-face. It’s especially useful for communicating with people who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as in situations when more personal interaction is needed but an onsite interpreter is not available.

As demand for this service increases, the number of video remote interpreting providers in the market is likely to grow as well. How can you be sure your organization chooses the right one?

Here are five important factors to consider.

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Case Study: How a Veteran School Nurse Used Language Solutions to Address Shifting Student Needs

Posted by Scott Brown on August 10, 2017

Alexandria, VA, has a growing populace that is increasingly diverse. Retiring school nurse Olga Wright had a front row seat for the changes over the course of her 40-year career, during which she says she "never experienced a boring day."

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Tips for Working With an Onsite Interpreter

Posted by Scott Brown on July 28, 2017

Just like any other aspect of an important meeting, working with an onsite interpreter requires preparation and an eye for some key details.

Here are some things you can do before, during and after your meeting to make sure you communicate successfully.

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How to Ensure You Are Getting the Highest-Quality Interpreters for Your Business Meetings

Posted by Scott Brown on July 27, 2017

Think of all the steps that go into rolling out a new global product line, from market analysis to design, development and marketing.

Every step comes with risks, and language barriers add an extra layer of complication. By having a language access partner provide an interpreter, you minimize the potential for misunderstandings that can stall negotiations or derail the entire deal.

So how can you be sure that the interpreters you will be using are of the quality you need and deserve?

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The Most Important Business Languages in the Global Market

Posted by Scott Brown on June 9, 2017

While English remains the most prevalent language in business—understood by about a third of the world's population—a number of other languages are becoming just as critical for competing in the global marketplace.

Our friends at Digital Doughnut recently put together a list of the 10 most in-demand business languages based on population and Internet search data.

It’s a must-read for business leaders as well as anyone concerned about consumer relationships. Here’s a quick summary of the languages besides English that should be on your organization’s radar and what you can do to ensure you’re prepared for the changing language landscape.

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Global Love Day: 14 Unique Ways Love is Celebrated Around the World

Posted by Scott Brown on May 1, 2017

The language of love is universal. And in honor of Global Love Day, we’re taking a moment to commemorate love in its many forms.

Since 2004, more than 150 countries have joined together to celebrate unconditional love each year on May 1. Here are 14 unique ways love is celebrated around the world.

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Please Check In Animals & Alcoholics: 9 Signs Lost in Translation

Posted by Scott Brown on January 13, 2017

Sometimes signs that are meant to direct or clarify only create more confusion. Others make us laugh; still others make us cringe.

The LanguageLine team loves to travel, so we have seen our fair share of perplexing signs.

Here are nine travel-related signs that apparently got lost in translation.

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