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Working with the Limited English Proficient Population
March 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Current definitions of Cultural Competence describe the ability to understand, communicate, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Language is the obvious aspect of culture that allows people to communicate effectively, yet, language barriers continue to be detrimental for Limited English proficient individuals (LEP) in the United States.
Professional Interpreters and translators help LEPs and monolingual English speakers overcome such linguistic barriers, offering an opportunity to users to communicate successfully and achieve better outcomes.
Join Carol G. Velandia, CEO of Equal Access Language Services, LLC, to learn the essential concepts of the interpreting code of ethics and professional behavior, interpreting credentials, and when and how to use language and interpreting services so that organizations provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services and offer equal access to public services to all regardless of their language.
This is the first training in MVLS CAN’s Professional Skills Series. However, all are welcome. Read more about MVLS CAN at https://mvlslaw.org/mvls-can/.