In the Community

At Affordable Language Services, we like to share our knowledge of culture and language with the community. Gary Elfers, our Executive Director, headed to the Batavia Rotary Club to speak last week. The members enjoyed it so much, they even blogged about it!

Gary explained the difference between translation and interpretation, a bilingual speaker and a translator, and even surprised people with some facts about language in our area. (Did you know there are more than 100 languages spoken in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region?)

Several Rotary members had their own examples of moments when they witnessed a need for translation services. One man said he was called for jury duty a while ago, and in the end, a translation service was critical to ensuring the case was handled properly. Another noted that he’s often witnessed exchange students shaking their head in agreement when they don’t really understand what the English-speaker is saying.

You can see how much a company like Affordable Language Services can give back to the community, just by helping people to understand what’s going on around them, and helping them to say what they mean.

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