Native Speaker

Can A Non-Native Speaker achieve the Proficiency level Of A Native Speaker? Learning a new language is a tool for success that will benefit personal and professional life. Is it possible for a non-native speaker to learn a language and be a native speaker? Can a person be considered to have a native domain in…

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Establishing Cohesion in a Multicultural Company

People from different cultural backgrounds have made the United States their home, and our communities’ colorful diversity is reflected in the business world. This can enrich a company and enlighten its outlook, but employees need to be mindful of cultural differences with coworkers in order continue operating efficiently. Through intercultural training, companies can educate employees…

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Destination Services: Managing Your International Move

Moving your family, your pets, all your belongings, and heading off to another country can be incredibly stressful. Multinational companies sometimes require key personnel to relocate abroad to manage operations in another country. The assignee is faced with the challenging task of preparing to move and setting up living arrangements in a new country, which inevitably…

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Motivators for Learning 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 in order to continue building a relationship. In our multi-lingual society, someone may choose to learn another language to better communicate with a coworker of a…

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The Role of the Interpreter in Early Intervention

An interpreter’s primary role is to facilitate communications between speakers who use different languages. Interpreters working with Global Arena take on a variety of assignments including: legal proceedings, school meetings, and medical appointments. A specific type of medical appointment that interpreters encounter is called Early Intervention. What is early intervention? Early intervention is a state-run…

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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. TBM plays an integral role in assuring our language training programs are on track, our Project Coordinators are up-to-date, and our clients have 24/7 access to their programs’ information and are conscious of their progression.…

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HIPAA in a Medical Interpreting Setting

What is HIPAA? HIPAA is The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. HIPAA and PHI Understanding HIPAA is an integral part of working in any medical setting. While HIPAA regulates virtually every aspect of the healthcare experience as a whole in America (health insurance coverage, paid/guaranteed leave, FMLA, etc.), the most relevant part…

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The Struggles of Relocating Abroad

Relocating to a foreign country is an arduous task that requires a large amount of research, planning, and organization: from travel arrangements, finding somewhere to live, shipping personal items, and obtaining necessary legal documents. It is easy to get so wrapped up in the logistics of a major move and overlook the impact of the…

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The Value of a Translation Well Done

The value of professional translation services is not always easy to calculate. Return on investment is hard to define and should not be measured exclusively on the basis of cost. Translation services are often considered a commodity and it’s easy to think that all translations are made equal and to wonder why you might pay…

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Connecting Cultures: Building Cultural Competence Among Airport Employees

Global Arena provides highly-specialized intercultural training programs to an international airport in Pennsylvania. The intent of this training was to build a cross-cultural toolset that allowed our client to promote a business environment where each participating employee, independent of their cultural background, felt respected, valued, and contributed up to their inherent potential. This particular program was…

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