TLC Teacher Finalist for Louisiana Teacher of the Year

TLC Teacher Joy Stalnaker is one of the nine finalists for the 2024 Teacher of the Year in Louisiana, where she teaches at the Myrtle Place Elementary School in LaFayette Parish. Joy also teaches French online for TLC.

TLC Attends Adult Education Summit

TLC Assistant Director of English Programs Erin Keafer represented and promoted TLC at the Nashville Public Library’s Adult Education Summit. The Summit offers Nashville’s adult education providers the opportunity to engage in discussion and strategy-building around the issues most pressing to our community.

TLC Provides Simultaneous Interpretation for Nashville Mayor’s Speech

TLC partnered with Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell to provide simultaneous interpretation of his first State of Metro speech earlier this month. The speech was available in Spanish and Arabic through TLC as well as ASL. This was the first time that a Nashville Mayor has provided spoken interpretation for a speech.

In addition to providing the simultaneous, live interpretation of Mayor O’Connell’s State of Metro speech in Spanish and Arabic, TLC also did the voiceover for the recording of the speech.

TLC Promotes Language Access to Medical Administrators

TLC Training Specialist Richard Ponce de Leon recently presented information about language access in health care to the Medical Group Managers Association in Clarksville. The event was attended by medical practice administrators with the goal of improving service to their limited English proficiency patients.

TLC Attends AAITE National Conference

TLC Interpretation Project Manager Genna Linton recently attended the national conference for the American Association of Interpreters and Translators in Education (AAITE). TLC does a lot of interpretation appointments for schools for parent-teacher conferences, Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings, and more.

TLC Translates Documents for Special Census

TLC translated documents for a special census for the city of Smyrna, TN, into Spanish, Arabic, and Chinese so that residents who speak those languages can fully participate. If the city population has grown as much as city leaders estimate, it could mean an additional $500k a year in shared state revenue for the city.

“Eileen and her team at the Tennessee Language Center have been fabulous to work with for our upcoming special census project requiring the translation of various forms,” says Amber Hobbs with the City of Smyrna. “From initial contact, through correspondence, and up to the delivery of the translated materials, working with the Tennessee Language Center has been a seamless process!”

This project is being funded by the Language Collaborative for Municipal Officials (LCMO) partnership with the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS).

TLC Teacher Finalist for Adult Educator of the Year

TLC Teacher Lorie Adams was one of the five finalists for the 2024 Adult Educator of the Year, an annual award given by the Nashville Public Library Adult Education Community

TLC Designated Official Testing Site for The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test

TLC has been approved as a designated testing site for the 日本漢字能力検定,  Nihon Kanji Nōryoku Kentei; The Japan Kanji Aptitude Test, also known as Kanji Kentei, or Kanken for short. TLC is only one of four approved locations in the U.S. The Kanken is one of the most highly respected student certifications recognized in Japan and is a project sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The Kanken evaluates a student’s ability to read, write, and understand Kanji, a system of Japanese writing using Chinese characters. The test is administered by the Japan Kanji Aptitude Testing Foundation and will be proctored by TLC Japanese instructors.

TLC Provides Interpreters for National Conference

TLC recently provided two simultaneous Spanish interpreters for employees of IMCA, a Dominican Republic-owned construction company. The employees – along with the Minister of Public Works – were attending the World of Asphalt Show & Conference at the Music City Center.

TLC Recognized for Excellence

TLC was recently recognized at the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE)(TNCPE) Excellence Celebration as part of the 2024 TNCPE Conference for our Level Two Recognition. Interim Executive Director Eric Amos and former Executive Director Janice Rodriguez accepted the award for TLC.