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Atlanta – Multilingual and Multiethnic consumers no longer represent niche markets. The emerging majority of U.S. consumers is linguistically and culturally diverse, and one of the great challenges to building strong business relationships is bridging these language and culture gaps. ALTA Language Services has been helping clients to do just […]

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A spokesman for the president of South Korea made a public apology Monday for a misltranslated document about the safety of American beef imports. After an unfounded mad cow disease scare in Korea, U.S. FDA cattle feed rules were translated to Korean and published, but it soon became apparent that […]

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Just days after we reported on Canada’s new immigration policy, English authorities have moved to implement mandatory language testing for immigrants. Interestingly, the move in England has caused a near panic amongst fans of English football, who fear that the new English proficiency test would keep some of the world’s […]

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In a controversial move, Ottowan officials have proposed mandatory language testing for immigrants who want to enter Canada as skilled workers. As reported in The Toronto Star, supporters of the mandatory English and French proficiency tests claim that, “the measures would make the process of proving they can fluently speak […]

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Spanish medical interpretation can mean the difference between good and bad patient care for millions of Americans. According to a 2005 study conducted by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health, the number of elderly Latinos in the U.S. will climb to 13.8 million by 2050. The U.S. Census Bureau reports […]

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ALTA Language Services (ALTA) has completed a comprehensive new study for the state of California. Following a nation-wide competitive bidding process, ALTA was selected to conduct a thorough review of California’s program for certifying and registering court interpreters. A national firm, ALTA has more than 25 years experience in language […]

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Atlanta, GA – The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) contracted ALTA Language Services, Inc. (ALTA) to develop reading and listening tests that would serve to assess proficiency on the ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable) scale, as well as to provide diagnostic feedback which will be used in recruitment, training, and other efforts.

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Why Beyond Words? As professionals in the language industry, words are the most basic element of every service we provide. However, in many respects, words represent just the first layer. At ALTA, our focus is on ideas. In any language, it is possible to go BEYOND WORDS to deliver a […]

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Atlanta, GA – ALTA Language Services, a full-service translation, testing, and training company, announces a teaming arrangement with Aeronautical Support Corporation, a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

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Hello! We are excited to launch Beyond Words, the ALTA Language Blog. Our team of translators, interpreters, linguists, and project managers look forward to sharing their knowledge and passion for language with you.

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