TLC’s ESL program is offering English classes to parents at three Head Start programs. This is the 7th year TLC has offered this program. This Fall, around 100 parents will take English classes at Paragon Mills Elementary, Glenview Elementary, and Susan Gray Elementary Head Start programs in Middle Tennessee. Learning English helps these parents be […]
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The Tennessee Language Center and Executive Director Janice Rodriguez were recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as Leaders in Diversity. The NBJ’s inaugural class of 25 honorees in Middle Tennessee includes those individuals and companies leading the charge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
TLC is working with the Nashville Zoo to translate some of their educational signage into Spanish to make the Zoo more language accessible. Inspiring understanding of and discovering the natural world is central to the Zoo’s mission. Providing educational information in Spanish will greatly increase the accessibility of the Zoo to its thousands of visitors […]
TLC Project Manager Genna Linton presented “The Intersection of Law and Interpretation within Special Education” at the Equal Justice University Conference held Aug. 30 in Murfreesboro. The annual event is sponsored by the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services. TALS’s mission is to strengthen the delivery of civil legal help to vulnerable Tennesseans.
TLC recently translated the Fishing Guide into Spanish for the TWRA as well as a guide on boating tips with more projects planned for the future into other languages. This will provide Spanish speakers with more information about obtaining their fishing license so they can be compliant with state laws as well as how to […]
TLC received a $10,000 grant from Dollar General’s Yellow Glasses Project for our ESL to Go program. The Yellow Glasses Project helps build awareness and empower others through literacy and basic education. The grant helps TLC’s ESL to Go program continue to provide high-quality English classes close to where refugees live in Middle Tennessee.
TLC’s Training Specialist Richard Ponce de Leon and Project Manager Genna Linton recently presented at the inaugural AAITE Edu-Con in Denver. AAITE is the American Association of Interpreters and Translators in Education, a non-profit professional association for interpreters and translators who work in educational settings, along with interested stakeholders and other allies. They presented “Filling […]
TLC’s Genna Linton presented a 4-hour long training to 30 nurses at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The course, “Spanish for Medical Professionals: A Linguistic and Cultural Toolkit,” was focused on words, phrases, and cultural norms to help non-Spanish speaking nurses better relate to non-English speaking patients. This will potentially impact hundreds of patients working […]
TLC’s Director of World Languages Brian Barnett is consulting with Meraki Learning Center about developing a world language curriculum for its students. Meraki is a unique homeschool and enrichment center in Nashville tailored to the learning needs and interests of its students. Brian is also working with the French instructor to develop activities for several […]
TLC offered an online webinar in April for Spanish interpreters on the terminology for falls, particularly in regard to Workers’ Compensation cases. The work involves specialized knowledge of both medical and legal terminology. Spanish Interpreters from Tennessee, Louisiana, and New Mexico completed the webinar and are now better able to handle appointments for Workers’ Compensation […]