The Right to Remain Silent in Any Language

You Have the Right To Remain Silent Anyone familiar with America police drama TV shows, movies, or books knows these famous lines:   You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can [...]

Court Decision: No “Absolute Right” to Waive Interpreting

We spend a lot of time talking about the circumstances under which organizations must provide interpreting services to their customers, patients, employees, and/or the public. But what about the [...]

Overcoming Low Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency

It’s December and high school students across Ohio are taking “end-of-course exams.” These exams are one of the ways students can earn the “graduation points” they need to graduate with a high [...]

A Win-Win: Engage Your Multilingual Workforce and Manage Risk

In our last blog, we discussed a recent court decision that found an employer’s anti-harassment workplace policy was “defective or dysfunctional” because a Spanish-speaking foreman (aka, a [...]

Court Finds Untranslated Employment Policy “Defective or Dysfunctional”

In the era of #MeToo, employers must carefully craft and enforce policies prohibiting sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. It’s not only the right thing to do, but it’s also a [...]

Guest Blog: Multilingual Students Experience Language Barrier in ESL Classes

In our last blog, Vocalink Global’s own Mohamed Hassan related the lessons he’s learned from his sons as they acclimated to American schools while working on their English language [...]

The Struggle to Understand: How English Affects the Learning of Immigrant Students

In August of 2017, I moved my family from Cairo, Egypt to the Dayton, Ohio area … just in time for my three children to start school! I am a long-time translation and localization professional, [...]

Interpreters: Independent Contractors or Employees?

Over the past several years, the United States Department of Labor ramped up its scrutiny of the classification of workers as “independent contractors.” Both the National Labor Relations Board [...]

Localizing Your Content Lifecycle Strategy

The Content Lifecycle A quick internet search of the phrase “content lifecycle” will demonstrate two things: Having a good content lifecycle management strategy is important; and There are dozens [...]

Ethics in Interpreting

Think back for a moment on all the training courses, “Continuing Education Units,” seminars, webinars, conferences and workshops you’ve attended throughout your career. Now, what one topic shows [...]