Communicate Effectively with Your Limited English Proficient Staff

Ad Astra Blog Header How to communicate more effectively with your ELL/LEP staff

Communication is a crucial part of any organization! Many people that don’t have the right approach or care in communicating with Non-English speaking or English Language Learning staff can become easily frustrated.  

This can impair the communication between individuals and management that is necessary for effective decision-making, planning and executing projects, or even simply understanding a company’s culture and mission.  

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How Language Services Support HR

Ad Astra Blog Header How Language Services Support HR

In any company, good communication is key. 

And how can we ensure that when we deal with a multinational staff? 

Modern workforce is more diverse than ever, with bilingual, multilingual and LEP (Limited English Proficiency) employees. This is especially true in the USA, where international and multilingual teams are pretty common. 

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Where in the World is Karen Carragher?

Ad Astra Blog Where in the World is Karen Carragher?

We catch up with our Community Engagement Representative Karen about her recent 88 day journey around the globe! We get the full report from our globetrotting team member as she details her trips and the challenges and joys she faced as a deaf woman traveling numerous countries alone. Let’s get in to our piece, “Where in the world is Karen Carragher?”

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What are the Differences Between Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation?

Ad Astra Blog Header What are the Differences Between Simultaneous and Consecutive Interpretation

Interpreting has taken on an even more critical role since the pandemic and taken center stage in many of the political talks, negotiations and debates that so many of us follow on a daily basis.  

But did you know that there are distinct separations in the types of interpreting fields that interpreters find themselves in?  

In this piece we’ll explore the differences between community interpreting and non-community interpreting.  

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How we help academic institutions with language accessibility

Ad Astra Blog Header How we help academic institutions with their accessibility

It’s critical that we as a nation support our college students that are English Learners (EL) and Deaf & Hard of Hearing (Deaf & HoH).According to the National Association for the Deaf, 1.3% of all currently enrolled college students are Deaf. A broader public school statistic from the National Center for Education Statistics puts some 10.4% (or 5.1 million students) in the category of students learning spoken English.

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What is the difference between community interpreting and non-community interpreting?

Ad Astra Blog Header What is the difference between community interpreting and non-community interpreting

Interpreting has taken on an even more critical role since the pandemic and taken center stage in many of the political talks, negotiations and debates that so many of us follow on a daily basis.  

But did you know that there are distinct separations in the types of interpreting fields that interpreters find themselves in?  

In this piece we’ll explore the differences between community interpreting and non-community interpreting.  

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