Connect and learn from like-minded people within the NLSC community, as well as learn of those language-oriented and cultural events scheduled for your Regional Chapter. Keep watching for specialized language trainings to help you improve and sustain your language skills.



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You’re the bridge

You are part of a community with a unique set of skills, and there are many ways to stay involved and contribute. Whether you are a professional interpreter, translator, or cultural ambassador, we invite you to share your knowledge and expertise with fellow NLSC members through social media posts, or by participating as a guest speaker at local chapter events.

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Regional Chapter Events

Future events will be added as details are finalized. Please check here regularly to learn about upcoming opportunities in your area.

Texas Chapter Emergency Preparedness Training
Texas Regional Chapter
November 3, 2018
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Washington D.C. Chapter Emergency Preparedness Training
Washington D.C. Regional Chapter
October 27, 2018
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NLSC New York Chapter Event
New York Regional Chapter
October 13, 2018
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What’s your story

Every NLSC Member has a story to tell about their passion for language. Here's where you’ll see those stories from our members in the months to come. We hope you find them inspiring!

Phillip M.
Los Angeles Chapter

My story with the NLSC begins in 2010. Over the years I have successfully supported five United States government missions domestically and internationally, serving with the Department of Defense as well as the Department of Labor.

My professional background includes that of a court interpreter and freelance translator in two languages, Lao and Thai. I have worked for the Superior Court and Immigration Court in the State of California on criminal and civil matters as an independent contractor for four decades.

Besides my work in the court system, I consider it an honor to have provided presentations as part of a panel on Southeast Asian culture at various universities, including Stanford University. In addition, I have translated two books from English into Lao and produced audio recordings in the Lao language on how to learn English for California Language Laboratories.

I appreciate the NLSC for giving me the opportunity to volunteer and use my extensive training and unique cultural/language skills. If I could advise future NLSC Members in anything, it would be to study the NLSC orientation package as much as you can prior to deployment, be flexible while on mission, as circumstances can change at any moment, and be mindful of culturally sensitive practices to build trust and mutual respect.