What is the difference between an interpreter and a translator?
An interpreter provides oral communication in two or more languages while a translator provides written communication.
Does TFLI work with Certified Interpreters?
Yes, we work with several interpreters who are certified by the State or Federal Courts as well as interpreters who are Certified Healthcare or Medical Interpreters. Certification is not available for every language though.
What if I’m not sure what language the person I am trying to talk to speaks?
If you know the person’s country of origin (where they were born), TFLI Interpretation Coordinators can help determine which language is appropriate.