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Medical Interpreting: The Immune System

Every bodily system is an integral part of the whole, metaphorically and physically. When you can see the bodily systems in a holistic way, you

Medical Interpreting: The Circulatory System

Self-study is a vital part of interpreting, particularly when it comes to medical appointments. As we move through the systems, you’ll find that your interpreting

Medical Interpreting: The Skeletal System

In the last two installments of our Medical Interpreting series, we discussed the respiratory system and muscular system. Now, we’re going to begin giving brief

Medical Interpreting: Most Common Scans

As a medical interpreter, two of the most common appointments you’ll attend will be scan-prep and scans themselves. Providers can order a scan at any

Website translation

Website: To translate or not to translate, that is the question. Producing good content requires a great deal of effort, analysis, and thought process –

The Best Interpreting Services for My Company

The Best Interpreting Services for My Company

Choosing the best interpreting services for your company can be a daunting process. There are so many providers, so many interpreting fields and options, and

Interpreter Skills: The Role of the Advocate

Advocacy in interpreting is hotly contested. The role of the interpreter is unquestionably to be a language conduit, a clarifier, and a cultural broker. Being

Interpreting Skills: Note Taking

Interpreting Skills: Note Taking

In this installment of our Interpreter Skills series, we’re going to cover notetaking. Taking notes while interpreting is both a skill and an asset. When

Professionalism as an Interpreter

Professionalism as an Interpreter

Working as a professional interpreter requires a great deal of organization and thought. You’re not only representing yourself; you’re also representing the interpreting service for whom

Interpreting through an IEP Process

Interpreting through an IEP Process

In the first parts of this blog series, we’ve discussed types of school meetings and what to anticipate. Now, let’s talk about IEP meetings. Meetings

School Interpreting: What to Expect

School Interpreting: What to Expect

School interpreting differs significantly from medical or legal interpreting but is still one of the most common types of assignments. In our last installment of

Interpreting in a School Setting

Common School Interpreting Assignments

School interpreting is a subset of business/escort interpreting—but it’s much more than that. School interpreting accounts for a significant portion of agency work. To work

Challenges of Being a Legal Interpreter

The Challenges of Being a Legal Interpreter

Legal interpreting isn’t for the faint-hearted and is widely regarded as the most difficult form of interpreting. As a new interpreter approaching the subject, you’ll

medical terminology

Common Medical Appointments for Interpreters

As you begin your career as a medical interpreter, you’ll likely encounter a few common appointments. These appointments range in difficulty and are often daunting

Tips to Translate Medical Terms

Tips to Translate Medical Terms

Interpreting medical terminology is, naturally, one of the key parts of being a medical interpreter. While it’s not necessary that you be a medical professional,

Medical Interpreter Certification

Path to National Medical Interpreter Certification Becoming a Certified National Medical Interpreter is an excellent way to advance your career and interpreting ability. This blog

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Working with a Video Remote ASL Interpreter

There are various reasons why you might need to work with a video remote interpreter; a professional who facilitates communication between speakers of different languages.

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Reduce Your Translation Costs

As the person responsible for technology improvements, sales and marketing at Global Arena; I wanted outline the essentials of the translation business; and how to

Video Remote Interpreting

What is VRI?

You might be used to interpreting services, or the act of transation between two people who don’t speak the same language. But what is Video

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Remote Simultaneous Interpretation, the new Normal

There is a fundamental difference between Simultaneous Interpretation and Remote Simultaneous Interpretation. Simultaneous interpreting is the instantaneous conversion of one spoken language to another; a

International Mobility

International mobility

International mobility is a key factor in multinational success. As your company expands, it’s natural to face challenges as you prepare for your new chapter

OSHA

What is OSHA?

The acronym, “OSHA” is familiar to most workers as it pertains to workplace safety and employee rights. As such, it may seem strange to think

Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking the Language Barrier

Let’s say you are a growing company looking to break into the global marketplace. You know that going global will open up many possibilities, but

Classroom Interpreting

Classroom Interpreting

For Deaf students, having an interpreter makes all the difference in their academic careers. One adage (often attributed to Helen Keller) states; “Blindness cuts us

Motivations for Language Learning

Motivators for Learning a New Language

Global Arena is the premier source for personalized language training programs. We offer lessons in over 150 languages. Our trainers are native speakers who are

Relocation Program

Relocation program

In any relocation program, people come first Businesses commonly cite five main reasons for relocating operations to a new location. These are: Labor and work

Healthcare Interpreting

Health Care Interpreter

When it comes to providing health care services, communication is an essential factor. The patient will need to describe their symptoms, discuss treatment and results,

How to enhance your language skills

Methods to enhance language skills Language training methods may be taught as general school subjects, through specialized training schools, or even through online courses. Many

legal interpreting

Legal Interpreting Services: Why They Matter

Translation or Interpreting? There is a lot of confusion surrounding the terms “interpreting” and “translation”. While both deal with translating one language into another, interpreting

Accent reduction

Accent Reduction

When speaking American English, the clearest sound comes from reducing regional accent and direction towards Modern Use Standard English (MUSE). MUSE is classed as “midwestern

Business English Training online

English Training Online for Business

Online Business English Training provides a time-efficient and cost-effective way to develop the English-language skills that your company needs. Online training offers a flexible, from-anywhere

The transcreation Process

The Transcreation Process

When it comes to translation, the nature of each project varies greatly. For example, concepts and messages are very important in marketing and advertising. Communicating

Learning a new language is a tool for success

Native Speaker

Can A Non-Native Speaker achieve the Proficiency level Of A Native Speaker? There are many reasons to learn a foreign language. You might want to

Connecting Cultures

Connecting Cultures: Spain and America

Global Arena provides personalized intercultural training programs with the goal of alleviating internal diversity concerns. We specialize in connecting cultures and building positive, culturally sensitive

COVID-19

Covid-19 Notice – September 2022 update

Coronavirus approach – Safety First and get vaccinated Two years into the Covid-19 Pandemic, we continue taking the health and well-being of our employees, contractors

Translation well done

The Value of a Translation Done Well

The value of professional translation services is not always easy to calculate, especially for someone unfamiliar with the industry. The return on investment is difficult

The transcreation Process

Reasons to Become a Professional Translator

We celebrate International Translator Day annually on September 30th. But what are the reasons to become a professional translator? At a glance, translation is the

Best Translation Partner

How to find the best Translation Partner

Finding the Right Translation Partner The challenge a potential customer faces today is no longer how to find a translator, but rather how to find

HIPAA in a Medical Interpreting Setting

HIPAA in a Medical Interpreting Setting

What is HIPAA? A Brief Explanation HIPAA is The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. The Act was signed into law by President

Human Translation Services

Human Translation Services

Combining the Art of Translation with the Science of Language In the age of Google translate and AI, we must rethink the role of the

Around the World with Global Arena

Around the World with Global Arena

Global Arena Offers Language Training Programs all Over the World Language training is an integral part of working with international clients; multicultural populations, and expanding

Over The Phone Interpreting Services

Over-the-Phone Interpreting Services

In our blog post 10 Translation & Localization Acronyms, we introduced the concept of OPI, or Over-the-Phone Interpreting services. Also known as Telephonic Interpreting, OPI

Translation Acronyms

10 Localization & Translation Acronyms

The translation industry can be intimidating if you aren’t familiar with it, with a lot of industry-specific terminology. Global Arena is here to serve all

HIPAA

What is HIPAA Compliance?

While all interpreters are expected to maintain professional confidentiality in their work, it is even more crucial in medical contexts. The conversations between a doctor

Further education

What is Further Education?

After you’ve finished university – especially if you’ve attended graduate school – it can be tempting to think you’re done with learning. Further Education is

Conference Interpreting Services

Advantages of Conference Interpreting Services

What is Conference Interpreting? Are you familiar with the different types of interpreting services? Each situation needs a specific interpreting service. There are some situations

Translation Company

How Translation Companies Work

Chances are, you’ve encountered at least a few examples of poorly-translated websites, signs, or product labels here and there. The localization industry is replete with

What Is Medical Interpreting

What is a Medical Interpreter?

The Medical Interpreter’s Official Role… It is very important for any doctor to have a medical interpreter to make sure their patients understand their questions.

Secure and Confidential Document Translation

Secure and Confidential Document Translation

Companies cannot afford to take the risk of cutting corners with confidentiality. Whether for a business contract, legal document or personal papers; they should always

Machine Translation

What is Machine Translation?

Machine translation is software that automatically translates languages on websites. Do not confuse it with online translation tools or applications for smartphones; they are tools

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Certified Translations and their Benefits

Creating Connections with Expert Translators The benefits of certified translation for a business or organization may not seem apparent at first glance. Why go the

Learning and Development

Benefits of Language Training Programs

Benefits of Language Training Effective communication is essential for doing business. That requires recognizing and respecting cultural differences and having the ability to adapt accordingly.

Early Intervention Services - Q&A

Early Intervention Services – Q&A

Early Intervention services provide support to families with young children who have developmental delays, disabilities, or specific health conditions. Limited English proficiency (LEP) families require

Global Arena’s Training Management System

Global Arena’s Language Training department utilizes the TBM, our proprietary Training Business Manager, to help us better service our clients. The Training Business Manager TBM

Cost-Efficient Website Translation

Quick, Easy & Cost-Efficient Website Translation! Using our dedicated website translation software, we can provide a word count in minutes; content analysis in a couple