How Kids Can Benefit from Learning a Foreign Language

Metaphrasis CEO Elizabeth Colón recently visited Washington, DC as part of Language Advocacy Day, to bring attention to the growing problem of language programs being eliminated from schools in our country, and to try to help bring about a solution.   Nationwide, colleges and universities are cutting their foreign language departments, and only 1 in 5 students in grades K-12 are taught a...

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Meet the Metaphrasis CEO and Learn Why Her Company is So Successful

Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions, LLC, an award-winning interpreting and translation company, was founded by Elizabeth Colón on the basis of providing a solution to people who struggle with language barriers in their daily life. Driven by personal experience, she has created a business dedicated to building solid partner relationships with organizations in order to enrich the lives...

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What Are The Benefits of Becoming an Interpreter?

The essential role of an interpreter is to translate spoken content or information from one language to another.  If you are fluent in more than one language, you might consider entering this growing field, as there are many benefits to enjoy in this line of work.   Growth Potential As our culture continues to become more diverse and business becomes more globalized, businesses have realized...

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The Importance of Medical Interpreters in Healthcare

In a healthcare setting, it is vitally important that a doctor is able to effectively communicate with his or her patients.  When a patient has limited English-speaking abilities, it makes it very difficult for a doctor to provide the best possible care.  The services of a medical interpreter can help open the lines of communication and ensure that patients receive the care they are entitled to....

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Avoiding Gender Bias in Translation

Translation can be tricky when trying to choose the correct words to portray feelings and meaning. Here are some tips to ensure that your translations steer clear of accidental gender bias. Accurate Translation Art is a great example of one-part portrayal, and one-part interpretation. Whether a painting, poem, or theatrical play the translator has the job of representing the original author’s...

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Podcast Featuring Elizabeth Colón

Elizabeth Colón featured in recent episode of the Growing with Purpose podcast! Since she was a child, Elizabeth Colón has been the voice of the voiceless. Elizabeth grew up in a Spanish-speaking home with five siblings, two of whom had hearing issues. From an early age, Elizabeth was tasked with adult responsibilities, like translating medical information for her parents and speaking up for...

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3 Human Resources Documents That Should Be Translated

You have a global business and team members who speak different languages. Have you thought about making your human resources documents accessible and translated for your employees? Human resources departments are in charge of keeping team members educated on benefits and policies, as well as satisfied and productive. With the business world so multilingual, it’s impossible to expect all...

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Medical Interpreter Training Winter 2019

Medical Interpreter Training Program – Winter Schedule-20192/23-/24, 3/9-3/10, 3/23 and 3/24 (weekend schedule) Hours: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm For more information, please submit an inquiry form which can be accessed at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com/contact/ or call 815-464-1423.

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HR Challenges with Globalization

Professionals in the HR industry face numerous challenges on a daily basis. Not only are they responsible for hiring candidates, but they also have to consider qualifications, experience, references, and what an applicant can bring to the table. Globalization and a language diverse workforces have increased the demands around HR practices. As the global economy continues to shift, firms must...

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Communicating with Your Global Workforce

In our connected world, it is increasingly common for businesses to employ a multilingual global workforce. Here’s how to best communicate with your team. Communication is key to keeping teams motivated, to create a sense of belonging through a shared mission. Communication, including shared language, can go a long way toward increasing productivity and increasing employee engagement. Wondering...

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