Tennessee Interpreting – Legal and Conference Interpreters


Interpreting in Tennessee

Like many states in the country Tennessee continues to diversify. In an effort to provide all people with equal access to the judicial system, the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) created the Interpreter Credentialing Program. The program’s purpose is to provide the Tennessee Judicial System with skilled interpreters that accurately and effectively interpret for a trial, deposition or hearing for a witness or party who speaks or understands little or no English. The interpreter program tests an interpreter’s ability to understand English terminology and accurately interpret into the spoken language of those with limited English proficiency. Interpreters may also be responsible for translating written documents, often of a legal nature, from English into the target language and from the target language into English. The need for legal interpreting, medical interpreting and business interpreting is growing at an unprecedented rate, and the Interpreter Credentialing Program in Tennessee makes sure you get the right interpreter for the job. Due to the influx of multiple nationalities to Tennessee, the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is currently looking for people interested in becoming interpreters, in particular, those that speak Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic and Somali languages, among others.

Court-Certified Interpreters

To become a court-certified interpreter in Tennessee one must complete several tasks. You must attend an approved two-day (14 hour) ethics & skill building workshop. Pass an approved written examination, an oral proficiency interview, and go through a criminal background check. Also, one must show official documentation to work or remain in the U.S., and sign the interpreter oath.

Medical Interpreters in Tennessee

Tennessee makes medical interpreting a high-priority, and tries to provide top quality services to it’s wide range of patients. Medical interpreters and translators, sometimes referred to as healthcare interpreters and translators, provide language services to healthcare patients with limited English proficiency. Medical interpreters help patients to communicate with doctors, nurses, and other medical staff. The need for these services in Tennessee is growing rapidly. Translators working in this specialty primarily convert patient materials and informational brochures issued by hospitals and medical facilities into the desired language. Interpreters in this field need a strong grasp of medical and colloquial terminology in both languages, along with cultural sensitivity to help the patient receive the information.

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Language Solutions in Tennessee

For more than a quarter century American Language Services has been connecting the diverse communities in the state of Tennessee offering court certified interpreters as well as experienced business and conference interpreters. American Language Services delivers cost effective and timely solutions for all your language needs. The expert staff at American Language Services has the experience and cutting edge technology to enable us to find the best qualified local interpreter in every language and location for whatever your assignment may be. American language Services can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-951-5020.

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