In March of this year, Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training reached out to American Language Services for help. The Center was starting a massive training effort to prepare international law enforcement agencies on how to prepare for a biological event or terrorist attack. As a result, the NCBRT was in need of linguists who could translate this complex information for nations as vast and diverse as Poland, Turkey, Romania, and the United Arab Emirates.
This training represented a monumental undertaking for both organizations. But AML-Global has been up to the task of translating all of technical terminology into the target languages. In the first three months of the project, AML-Global has translated over 300,000 words into multiple languages in a very short amount of time. And the interpreter feedback from the training attendees has been overwhelmingly positive.
The first major assignment under this new partnership was a 100,000-word translation of Powerpoint presentations and other training materials into Polish and Turkish. AML-Global had few than 7 business days to complete this work. In spite of the challenge, the company was able to complete all translations of this emergency-response training material by the deadline in late March.
In early May, LSU and the NCBRT were eagerly preparing for their first official training course for this new initiative in Warsaw, Poland. This course would last for three full weeks and would require four Polish interpreters every day. Thankfully, with the Polish training material provided by AML-Global, the interpreters had more than enough preparation for this event. And the NCBRT was so impressed with their performance, they kindly wrote letters of reference for all of the four interpreters at this course.
But with upcoming courses set to take place in Ankara, Turkey and Bucharest, Romania, AML-Global has no time to rest on its laurels. The company is busily translating more material into Turkish and Romanian, and they eagerly await more opportunities to aid international law enforcement with this first-responder training.