Alfonso Interpreting Language & Safety Blog

Thoughts on all aspects of the language industry

October 13, 2017
JAlfonso

Superar la barrera de idioma en el trabajo

Se publica este artículo con el consentimiento del periódico LATINO NEWSPAPER, donde se publicó originalmente el 10 de agosto de 2017, vol. 393 Los latinos forman 15% de la mano de obra en EE. UU. En la construcción, el promedio es 30% y aun es mayor entre techadores. Otras industrias también emplean un porcentaje mayor

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October 9, 2017
JAlfonso

When Good People Are Unethical: Professional Development

Imagine this. Instead of hiring a professional interpreter who is familiar with and cognizant of the code of ethics, an untrained bilingual person is hired to simply cover the assignment.   Without proper knowledge and training, the bilingual person serving as an “interpreter” will most likely unconsciously commit serious ethical violations while at the same

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September 30, 2017
JAlfonso

How Conference Interpreting Fills Your Need: Part 1

Conference interpretation conveys the message spoken in the source (or original) language into a different, target language. This profession is practiced at international summits, professional conferences, meetings of heads of State and Government, and company and meeting events.   The interpreting mode used in conference venues is simultaneous.  Simultaneous interpreting occurs in a sound-proof booth.  The interpreting team has

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September 29, 2017
JAlfonso

Curso de OSHA 10 Construcción en Español

September 17, 2017
JAlfonso

Qualification and Training of Court Interpreters

Whether spoken or written, words lost or miscommunicated due to inadequate interpretation or translation may interfere with the court’s ability to determine the facts and administer justice. For limited English proficient (LEP) individuals, accurate interpretation is the only way that they communicate their side of the story, preserve their evidence for the record, and challenge

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