The International Institute of Akron's Language Bankhas more than 70 interpreters, proficient in 54 languages. It has been serving businesses, courts, hospitals, medical, social and legal service providers in the Greater Akron area, Summit, Portage and Stark Counties on a regular basis since the 1970s. We match background, skills and expertise of each interpreter to the assignment.Emergency face-to-face interpreting is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For information about interpreting services or to schedule an interpreter, contact:
Ximena Siques, Interpreting Manager,
330-376-5106, Ext. 19
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Business meetings and plant tours
- Attorney-client interviews and court hearings
- Doctor-patient interviews and hospital procedures
- Counseling sessions
- Informal conversations, including over the phone
To request an interpreter, please fill out our Interpreter Request Form.
You may fax the completed form to us at 330-247-9441 (forany language).
We have a special line for interpreting requests for the current refugee languages - Burmese, Karen and Nepali - 330.376.5106 ext. 27.
Please send your request to Ms. Ximena Siques at email@example.com.
Interpreter and Translator- What'sthe Difference?
An Interpreter is a specially trained professional who renders a message spoken in one language into a second language with consistency and accuracy, and who abides by the Interpreter Code of Ethics.
A Translatoris a trained professional who can 'replace' a written document in one language with the written document in another language.
Both professions require, in addition to a high command of the native and a foreign language, different skills. Not every interpreter can be a translator, and the opposite is equally true. Moreover, not every bilingual person (i.e. person who speaks two languages) can be either an interpreter or a translator.
Information for Interpreters
If you would like to become one of the Institute's sub-contracted Interpreters or Translators, see our requirements.
Download the Interpreter Services Verification Form
Read about Court Interpreter Certification
To learn about or register for our Interpreter Training, please click here.
Interpreting Resources:Community and Court Interpreters of the Ohio Valley (CCIO)
National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC)
Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)
National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT)
For general information about our Interpreting Services, contact:
Ms. Natalya Mytareva
Communications Programs Director
330-376-5106, Ext. 29
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please call first for an appointment)
For more information about our Translation Services (written communication) click here.
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