Blog

Home » Blog

Search

Bridging the Gap Training Center

Global Arena: Bridging the Gap Training Center

Important Update: Global Arena is Offering Remote Bridging the Gap Medical Certificate Courses Global Arena is a licensed provider for Bridging the Gap, a nationally recognized medical interpreter training program. Bridging the Gap offers standardized…

LEP Improving patient satisfaction

Path to National Medical Interpreter Certification(s)

Once you have gone through this blog, you will have detailed knowledge of the two main US National Medical Interpreting Certifications and how Global Arena’s Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreting program will help you to…

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 refers to facilitating communication in spoken language and translation refers…

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 off from things; deafness cuts us off from people“. While…

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 English” and is known as the “Standard American Accent.” When…

Business English Training online

Online Business English Training

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 solution that works for everyone from entry-level managers to C-suite…

Relocation Services

Get Positive Results When Using Relocation Services

Moving to another country is one of the most gratifying and challenging experiences in life. It’s vital for a business considering employee relocation to think about a prospective mover’s well-being in their new home. Using…

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 the nature of these messages in different languages and cultures…

An American Company with a Multinational Presence

Connecting Cultures: An American Company with a Multinational Presence

At Global Arena, we strive to help our customers improve their internal communications and interactions across cultures and time zones. As an international company ourselves (with employees in four countries spread across two continents) this…

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 speak a new language in order to be able to…

Repatriation Training and How It Can Benefit You

Repatriation Training and How It Can Benefit You

Repatriation Training 12 to 20 percent of employees leave their job within 1 to 2 years of returning home from an international assignment. International assignments represent a huge investment and losing an employee after they…

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 work environments. We customize our trainings according to our clients’…

Early Intervention Pennsylvania

The Role of the Interpreter in Early Intervention

An interpreter is someone whose primary role is to facilitate communication between people who speak different languages. They aim to fully convey what the original speaker says to another individual who does not share the…

COVID-19

Covid-19 Notice

Coronavirus approach Global Arena takes the health and well-being of its employees and contractors very seriously; as well as the populations we serve. With the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 (also known as Coronavirus)…

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 to define, and we should not measure it based only…

LEP Improving patient satisfaction

Improving Patient Satisfaction for Limited English Proficiency Patients

Healthcare facilities have a responsibility to their patients to provide the best possible care. One way to improve patient satisfaction that may not come to mind at first is to offer quality interpreting services for…

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 conversion of written text between the source language and the…

The Lack of Medical Interpreters

An Increasing Issue: The Lack of Medical Interpreters

There is an increasing issue in the United States: a lack of qualified medical interpreters. According to the US Census Bureau, around 25 million Americans have limited English proficiency. The groups most affected by the…

Connecting Cultures

Success story: connecting the cultures of America and Japan

Connecting Cultures: America and Japan Global Arena’s intercultural language academy specializes in designing, customizing, and delivering a vast array of intercultural training services. We aim to tackle and overcome our clients’ unique cultural challenges. We…

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 the right translation partner. Nowadays, translation agencies can carry out…

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 Bill Clinton in 1996. The aim of the Act is…

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 human translator. Some may even wonder, where do human translation…

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 or relocating your business and employee base. Language is our…

The Triumphs and Struggles of Relocating Abroad

The Triumphs and Struggles of Relocating Abroad

Relocating to a Foreign Country Relocating abroad is one of the most exciting projects that an individual or company can take on. Relocation and international expansion have a number of benefits, including a vast new…

OSHA

What is OSHA?

Most workers are familiar with the acronym OSHA insofar as they know it has to do with their workplace safety. As a result, it may seem strange to think about how interpreting could connect to…

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 is a service that provides a remote alternative to face-to-face…

Translation Acronyms

10 Translation & Localization 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 your translation needs, but you can become savvy by familiarizing…

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 and patient can be sensitive enough even without the presence…

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 for you You might acquire some new skills or take…

Learning and Development

What is Learning and Development?

What is Learning and Development? An overview of some new offerings Having skilled interpreters with linguistic expertise and providing workers with cultural education is only part of expanding your company and “going global”. Refining policies,…

Sign Language

How to Evaluate the Quality of a Video Remote Interpreter (VRI)

As globalization brings speakers of different languages into closer contact; interpreters have become commonplace in a variety of contexts. Medical and legal professionals are especially used to working with linguists in hospitals and courtrooms where…

Cross Cultural, Multicultural, and Intercultural Communication

What’s the difference between multicultural, intercultural, and cross-cultural communication?

What is culture? It seems like a straightforward question, but when talking about a person’s cultural background, the answer is actually quite complex. Culture in this context means a set of learned values, internalized practices,…

Breaking Language Barriers

Breaking the Language Barrier

One of the major existential hurdles for a growing company is the challenge to go global. Making this leap opens up all kinds of new possibilities, but with them come challenges you may not have…

Conference Interpreting Services

Benefits of Conference Interpreting Services

Interpreting of any kind can be a challenging profession, even for seasoned professionals with years of experience. In common interpretation settings, like courtrooms and hospitals, they can often get by with consecutive interpreting. This is…

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 stories about translation projects gone wrong; with results ranging from…

Healthcare Interpreting

Health Care Interpreter

Communication is the most important factor in the provision of health care services. Describing symptoms, discussing results and giving informed consent are all essential. A large body of research shows that language barriers cause numerous…

What Is Medical Interpreting

What Is Medical Interpreting?

The Medical Interpreter’s Official Role… The best thing for any doctor is to ensure that patients understand their questions; so that the best treatment is applied. For helping patients with limited English ability, having medical…

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 use professional language services to translate confidential documents securely. Trusting…

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 designed for the rapid translation of words; and also short…

Learning and Development

Celebrate All Throughout May with Global Arena!

Each May, we celebrate some important holidays that often go overlooked. Of course, you might not have heard of these special days, but they are quite important within the language and cultural industry. Teachers and…

translator connections

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 extra mile when you just can search for cheap freelancers;…

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. Communicating in the language of your client takes effective networking…

Video Remote Interpreting

What is VRI?

You may be familiar with interpreting, or the act of facilitating communication between two or more people who do not speak the same language. Did you know it is possible to have interpreting services without…

Language training

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 different methods are used to teach languages, some have fallen…

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 the assistance of professional interpreters to understand the concerns expressed…

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 force issues, the desire to reach new markets, the need…

Translation company

5 Tips on How to Choose Your Ideal Translation Partner

How to choose your ideal translation partner? Discover 5 tips for the perfect choice The success of a company depends on many factors: innovation, leadership, financial management, a clear vision, quality in service, team work,…

Translation services

Freelance Translator or a Translation Company?

A freelance translator or a translation company. What’s the better option? The inner workings of a translation agency can seem quite opaque to an outsider. Do you know what goes on behind the walls of…

Establishing Cohesion in a Multicultural Company

The Intercultural Training People from different cultural backgrounds have made the United States their home; and, in addition our communities colorful diversity is reflected in the business world. This can enrich a company and enlighten…

International mobility

Destination services to improve your international move Within our destination services program, we have designed everything you need to improve your international mobility. Moving your family, your pets, all your belongings, and heading off to…

Motivators for Learning a New Language

Motivations to learn a new language There are two main ways to categorize peoples’ reasons for deciding to learn a new language; integrative motivators and instrumental motivators. Integrative motivators are a person’s desire to communicate…

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 plays an integral role in assuring our language training programs…

Connecting Cultures: Building Cultural Competence Among Airport Employees

Intercultural training programs Global Arena provides highly-specialized intercultural training programs to an international airport in Pennsylvania. The objective of this training is to create a set of intercultural tools that allow our client to promote…

Congrats to Our Bridging the Gap Training Graduates!

Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Program The Bridging the Gap Medical Interpreter Training Program is a 40 hr training course; established by the Cross Cultural Healthcare Program that covers: interpreter roles & ethics, interpreting…

Discover the History of Catalonia!

The National Day of Catalonia The National Day of Catalonia or La Diada Nacional de Catalunya; is celebrated annually on September 11th. It is a day-long festival which ignites a sense of Catalonian national pride by…

Global Arena: Leading Language Service Provider in North America!

Global Arena has reached position #34 on the on Top 40 list. This is Global Arena’s 3rd consecutive year on the list and each year we move into a higher position. We are elated to…

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 of hours and a translation in a few days. This…

Thank You for Your Donation in 2016

Global Arena donation Global Arena is making a donation of $200 to Doctors Without Borders; thanks to your generosity and that of many others. If you took the time to click the link in our Holiday…

Thank You for Your Generous Donation

We appreciate you taking your time to help Global Arena donate to Doctors Without Borders. We’ll donate $1 on your behalf and we’ll announce the total donation amount early next year. Happy Holidays! The Global…