TLG’s on-site interpreters can converse with groups or individuals in over 175 languages.

The Language Group has many years of experience providing high quality interpreting services to a range of clients in the public and private sectors. We currently supply interpreters to the US Department of Treasury, US Army Corps of Engineers and Virginia Department of Social Services to name a few.

It is important to remember that language interpreting is a discipline distinct from translation and requires a linguist with good delivery, good diction, and the ability to quickly articulate the same word or sentence into another language. The Language Group only works with discreet interpreters with proven track records.

Quality interpreting services require close cooperation between The Language Group and our client prior to the beginning of the assignment. We insist that you provide us with as much background information as possible in order to ensure that the interpreters are properly prepared.

Choosing the proper Interpreting Service

There are many occasions where the translation of the spoken word needs to be instantaneous – during meetings, conferences, interviews or public seminars, for instance. We can provide a full range of interpreting services to suit your specific requirements.

Depending on the context of the event, specialized interpreting services will be required. Any type of interpreter can be requested from our website. If you need help deciding which type of interpreting needs you have, call us at 757-431-9004 or email info@thelanguagegroup.com.

Some possible situations where you may need an interpreting service include conferences, contacting an overseas office by phone, or escorting your overseas clients around your local facilities.

Conferences may require a team of interpreters and special equipment. We can help you evaluate your needs and provide the most appropriate solution.

As well as spoken languages, we are also able to provide sign language interpreters for the same situations.

When the requirement is ongoing, unexpected, or urgent, we are able to provide telephone interpreting service. We can connect you to an interpreter in under a minute, based on the information you provide. The preferred method is a three-way conference call, although you can also use this service by passing a single phone between you.

The right interpreter for you

Because of the variety of situations and contexts which may require an interpreting service, it is important to make sure the interpreter we assign is suitable for your needs. For example, in a legal or medical setting, the interpreter must have training in that field in order to provide an effective service. We can provide translators trained in any field, but it should be noted that costs vary considerably depending on the level of specialist training.

Interpreter Travel Arrangements

Travel is an important consideration when arranging an interpreting assignment. With this in mind, we’ve designed our system to minimize the cost and time factors involved in travel:

  • Our system manages a database of qualified interpreters all over the country
  • Interpreters are always sourced as locally as possible
  • Public transport will be used whenever practical
  • Our account managers will inform you if telephone interpreting may be suitable for your requirements