ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Conference Connections: ULG to attend 2019 Paving the Way Healthcare Conference

      At ULG, we are always looking for ways to grow our expertise and knowledge in our fields. This week, we are heading to the Paving the Way to Health Care Access conference for a full-day learning event sponsored by the MassAHEC Network. Healthcare is a ...

Topics: healthcare, Interpretation, Interpreting, events, OPI, Conference, Tradeshows


A Language Unlike Any Other: What is Nicaraguan Sign Language?

By jason
June 08, 2017 When new languages emerge, they’re usually categorized as pidgins. These languages are simplistic and basic, created from combining basic elements of two or more languages. Over time, many pidgins will evolve into creoles, which feature complex ...

Topics: Interpretation, Language Learner, Lost in Translation, Translation, Interpreting, Lost in Translation


Telehealth 2.0: What We Learned

By jason
May 02, 2017 United Language Group gained new insights into the needs of telehealth clients at this year’s American Telemedicine Association Telehealth 2.0 conference in Orlando, Florida. In particular, the importance of Video Remote Interpretation (VRI) and ...

Topics: Interpretation, Strategy, Interpreting


The EU and the Need for Irish Translation

Recently, the European Union’s (EU) need for Irish interpreters has been thrown into the spotlight, as they struggle to find qualified candidates to fill those job vacancies. Although only spoken by a small population, the cultural significance of Gaeilge ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Interpretation, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


LEP Patients Less Likely to Stick With Diabetes Medication, According to Study

A study published last week found that Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Latino patients are less likely to adhere to medication regimens for type 2 diabetes than white and English-speaking Latino patients. The study appeared in The Journal of The American ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, healthcare, Interpretation, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


5 Qualities Every Interpreter Should Have

Speaking more than one language is impressive. But being able to professionally interpret for someone who speaks a different language? That’s an even bigger feat. Language interpreters transmit ideas for foreign language speakers in a number of different ...

Topics: Global News, Interpretation, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


The Importance of Certified Medical Interpreters

In 1980 Willie Ramirez was taken to a Florida hospital in a coma. His family members explained to doctors that the 18-year-old was “intoxicado,” in Spanish, meaning poisoned. An interpreter misunderstood, instead believing the family meant Ramirez was ...

Topics: Global News, healthcare, Interpretation, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Preserving Language: Icelandic Language Day

When you think about the country of Iceland, the image of Vikings and the natural spa, the Blue Lagoon, immediately come to mind. But the most interesting thing about the sparsely populated island is a rare quality about its language. The Icelandic language ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Interpretation, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Language