Job Opportunities: Language Consultants, National Foreign Language Center

NFLC Language Consultant Opportunities
The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland is a research institute dedicated to promoting communication within the United States in languages other than English.
We are currently looking for individuals with native or near-native proficiency in the following languages:
·         Greek
·         Italian
·         Levantine Arabic
·         Polish
·         Urdu
·         Vietnamese
·         Western Punjabi
Minimum Requirements:
  • Native or near-native proficiency in the target language
  • English proficiency
  • Knowledge of ILR scale of language proficiency
  • Translation experience
  • Multiple choice and constructed response test item development experience
  • Ability to conduct Internet research and submit Word documents and/or audio files
The work is part-time, contractual, and most of the work can be done from your home computer. All candidates must have permission to work in the United States, or reside and work outside of the United States.
If you are interested in working with us, or if you know a qualified candidate who would be interested in working with us, please contact the NFLC via email at recruitment@nflc.umd.edu. Submit your current resume or CV with your language in the subject line. Thank you!

We are on the rise! 22 % Estimated Growth for Translator and Interpreter Profession!

Dear Interpreters and Translators,

If you are one of those who asked themselves recently if your profession is financially really rewarding or if you should rather change trades, there are good news!  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that “employment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 22 percent over the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.” International political and economic relations and the continued immigration support the need for our profession  across all fields.

Traditional languages such as Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish will be still high in demand, but on the rise are now Arabic, Middle Eastern and East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

It is an exciting time right now for us as professionals.  So, for those who are maybe weary, check out following links:

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos175.htm#outlook

Recent article from 09/18/2011 in the Las Vegas Review Journal: http://www.lvrj.com/employment/translator-interpreter-becomes-top-profession-for-2012-130062423.html