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How long will it take me to learn a new language?
We asked 2 experts at LTC this question. Here is what each of them said. Expert 1 – Written by Wendy Carson One of the most common questions people ask is “How long will it take me to learn a new language?” The problem is there’s no ideal answer. The Foreign Service Institute calls for […]
AI and Language Training
Written by Martin George AI (Artificial Intelligence). Many of us have been inundated with information as to how AI will change the way we live. In the language service field, we have embraced AI for years. We see platforms and services use artificial intelligence to allow us to speak with others through a downloadable […]
The Language of Effective Team Building
Martin George, CEO of LTC Language Solutions speaks about The Language of Effective Team Building. This webinar was recorded and presented by The National Association of Credit Management.
TIP 1: Selecting A Relocation Service Provider The relocation industry is diverse and complex. Having a clear understanding of possible challenges can help organizations and independent movers navigate unforeseen encounters. LTC has pulled together a few simple tips, from our perspective, to help you steer clear of potential relocation turbulence. Welcome to our first […]
Empower Non-Native English Speakers
Although the hospitality industry is currently doing well, there could be threats to empower non-native English speakers around the corner. Below are some of those threats and how can your staff be prepared to address them. Positive Customer Experiences The hospitality industry revolves around good and positive customer experiences. In fact, changing customer demands are […]
LTC supports Indiana School of the Deaf
Sunday, May 5th LTC supports Indiana School of the Deaf on its 68th annual Parent-Teacher-Counselor Organization (PTCO). PTCO was established in 1951 by parents who had a strong desire to partner with the school to improve and enhance opportunities for students and their families at ISD. Sixty-eight years later and PTCO still continues with that […]
The Positives of Negative Reviews
Negative business reviews can severely damage your brand and therefore should not be taken lightly. More and more people these days will choose a company based on what they read on popular review sites like Yelp or the BBB. One bad review can pull your star ratings down and cost you thousands of dollars in […]
The Impact of Guest Satisfaction
Hospitality and guest satisfaction is a people business. Above all, it’s about people serving people, which equates to guest satisfaction. Therefore, if guest search reviews and ratings for your establishment are less than positive, you could see a decline in registrations and a decrease in your bottom line before you can say, “TripAdvisor”. Most hotel […]
LTC named one of the best!
Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur 360™ List recognizes LTC Language Solutions as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”. This list is a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. As a result, LTC is recognized as a well-rounded company. They have mastered a balance of impact, innovation, growth leadership and […]
Inside Indiana Business
LTC Language Solutions, an Indiana based business, marks 25 years of service. The translation, interpretive and cross-cultural training services company is growing its headcount, doubling its headquarters and expanding its global reach. About Martin George: Vision casting and a relentless drive for businesses to perform at their peak in the global arena is Martin’s […]
Employee Safety for Non-Native English Speakers
The following statements may surprise you. But, believe it or not, studies have shown that unfortunately this is a growing trend in employee safety: Hispanic and Latino workers have the highest workplace fatality rate of any group Hispanic and Latino fatality rates are nearly 50% higher than the overall rate Fatality rates for occupational injury […]
Changing the Game: How Technology Has Impacted Interpretation Services
It would be a challenge to find an industry in modern times that has not been turned on its head at least once by the advent of a new technology. Most industries find themselves sprinting to catch up with a new technological advancement every week. And while an industry such as interpretation that relies so […]
Communication is the Language of Success
Communication is the foundation for every business relationship, whether it’s relationships with clients, colleagues, or subordinates. What’s more, the level and quality of communication in a team or organization has a direct impact on its success. Unfortunately, however, communication skills are some of the most oft-cited skills lacking in the current job force. Poor communication […]
The Power of Productive Teams
The American workplace has evolved significantly in the last few decades. Long gone are the days of solitary work in a dim cubicle with the only interaction with colleagues taking place at the coffee pot. Now, the name of the game is collaboration. And because of this shift, the ability to work in teams has […]
The Costs of Poor Leadership
At a time of unprecedented access to information, there still seems to be something missing. Despite all of the available data related to business leadership, a skills gap looms large. Perhaps the most concerning skill left off the table in the modern business world is leadership. In their book Leading People, authors Rosen and Brown […]
Simultaneous Interpreting VS. Consecutive Interpreting
There are two primary modes of interpretation — simultaneous and consecutive. Both are used to bridge language and cultural barriers, but understanding how and when to use both types is essential. First, let’s start off by outlining some critical differences between simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. Simultaneous Interpreting Simultaneous interpreters listen to the speaker and speak […]
You’re Invited to Our New Office!LTC is excited to open our new office! We have relocated from Suite 487 to 150 and would love for you to stop by and see the new space. We will be hosting an open house with light food and drinks.
Celebrating Deaf History Month
Deaf History Month, observed nationwide every year from March 13 through April 15, celebrates Deaf history and, in particular, contributions made by Deaf community and the Hard of Hearing to American culture and society. According to verywell.com, Deaf History Month, by design, spans three key events impacting the Deaf community that occurred in American history: […]
LTC is Moving!
LTC Language Solutions Office Move to Better Support Business Growth LTC Language Solutions, a full-service language company, today announced that it is moving the company headquarters into a new, larger office in Indianapolis to accommodate rapid company growth. The 25-year-old company will be moving to a 10,000 square foot office, doubling the space they are […]
Invest in your Employees
Employee retention and skills gaps remain some of the top concerns for talent development professionals. This challenge is felt most strongly in industries where retention is consistently low, such as hospitality. The hurdles grow when your workforce is multicultural and lacking in essential skills, such as fluency in English and business communications. Hospitality is an […]
Chinese New Year 2018
Chinese New Year Happy Chinese New Year! Check out these videos from our CEO Martin George that explains Chinese New Year traditions and why we should know about this holiday.
LTC Language Solutions Provides Sign Language Interpreting for Destination DC Forum
LTC Language Solutions Provides Sign Language Interpreting for Destination DC Forum LTC Language Solutions will be providing American Sign Language interpreters for Destination DC’s “January Member Forum: The Reality and Necessity of Accessibility” on January 25th at Embassy Suites Convention Center. During this event, members of Destination DC are invited to evaluate how accessible and […]
LTC Language Solutions Named to Entrepreneur Magazine’s “360 List”
LTC Language Solutions, a full-service language company, was recently recognized as one of the “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” by Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur360™ List, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. For its annual 360 List, Entrepreneur Magazine receives applications from U.S. privately owned companies who are then evaluated […]
Learn a Language
LTC’s CEO and founder Martin George presents on how to best effectively learn a language in this three part series. In this video, Martin covers the questions to consider when learning a language. What’s your purpose in learning a language? What skills do you want to attain? What proficiency level do you want to achieve?
CQ: Cultural Intelligence Video Series
Martin George, LTC’s CEO, talks through a six-part vlog series about the components of Cultural Intelligence. CQ: What is Cultural Intelligence? To continue Martin George’s conversation from HR Indiana & HR Florida where he presented on CQ:Cultural Intelligence, he will be posting a 6 week video series introducing cultural intelligence and then further exploring the […]
LTC Makes Inc. 5000 List for SIXTH Year
Last week, Inc. magazine ranked LTC Language Solutions NO. 3453 on its twelfth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Skillz tops this year’s list. LTC Language Solutions joins Halo Top Creamery, FabFitFun, […]
Happy Birthday LTC!
“Happy Birthday LTC! 24 years. Wow…that is a long time! I must have been 10 when I started this company since I am still in my thirties (or a little older). It is always great to step back at milestones like this and see where you came from and how you got where you […]
Martin George on Family, Country & LTC
As I linguist, I always wondered how I would be able to serve my country like my father did in WW2. While my experience is nothing like my dad’s, I am excited that I am able to help prepare our troops before they go out of the country on assignment. Take a look at my […]
Building Bridges to Give Kids the World
Tucked in the Southwestern edge of Orlando, Florida lies a place that is truly unique. A place whose sole purpose is to make the dreams of children with life-threatening illnesses come true. Give Kids the World village is a beautiful, 84-acre resort that is specifically designed to accommodate any and every need of wish families […]
In the early 1990’s when LTC first began, globalization was far from a hot topic in Indiana. The state’s location in the heart of the country, far from major world trade hubs, provided a bit of isolation from the changing market landscape of the coasts. But as waves of immigration began to flood Indiana, and […]
Effective Communication: The “It” Factor for Diverse Teams
One of the biggest challenges in any organization is effective communication. It is a skill that has to be learned by each member of the organization for communication to be effective. A lot goes into whether communication is effective or not, including knowing your audience, using the right medium, understanding and respecting differing communication styles, […]
It’s Not What You Say, It’s What They Hear: Getting Your Messaging Right
Branding is an essential part of building your public image, whether you’re an athlete, executive, or other public figure. And while many people link branding and image seamlessly, many don’t consider the ramifications of public messaging to a personal brand. Therefore, it is essential to not only consider the image you convey to your audience, […]
What is Cultural Competence? (and why it’s important to your business) Join Martin George, CEO of LTC Language Solutions, as you learn how to interact with other cultures by utilizing your CQ or Cultural Intelligence. With a focus on Chinese and Brazilian culture, Martin is both entertaining and very informative in this webinar.
CREATING CONNECTIONS THROUGH INDIVIDUALIZED LANGUAGE TRAINING
Sheraton Vistana Villages implemented a comprehensive language and cultural training program to combat high turnover rates, language and cultural barriers, and employee disengagement. Posted: May 4, 2017 Article Author: Casey Buchanan, Marketing Coordinator, LTC Language Solutions Hospitality is, by nature, an industry in which cultures collide. Great diversity can be seen among guests and staff […]
LTC Language Solutions Earns BBB Accreditation
LTC Language Solutions Commits to the BBB Standards of Trust LTC Language Solutions announced its recent accreditation by the BBB, serving Metro Washington DC and Eastern PA. As a BBB Accredited Business, LTC Language Solutions is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace. According to a recent BBB study by Nielsen, nearly 83% of U.S. […]
Advocacy in the Role of an Interpreter
The quality of a service is usually assessed based upon whether the end result met, exceeded, or fell short of prior expectations. For many services, this can easily be determined based upon one, straight-forward expectation of an outcome or result. Your cake, for example, is either dry, or it’s not. Your car, is either clean, […]
The Americans with Disabilities Act: When Are Deaf Individuals Entitled to an Interpreter?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. It is a comprehensive law that ensures equal opportunities and prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities. When a Deaf person comes into a place of business and requests an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, when is […]
Price Promoted to Sales Director
LTC Language Solutions has promoted Doug Price to sales director. He has been with the organization since 2013, where he previously served as client service manager. In his new role, Price will oversee a team of five to seven sales staff members, as well as analyze sales performance and develop strategic sales plans and forecasts for […]
The Five Languages of Appreciation
At work, people express and receive appreciation in different ways. If you try to express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your co-workers, they may not feel valued at all. This is because you and your co-workers are speaking different languages. To help you better understand how employees want to feel love and appreciated, […]
LTC Inaugurated as Newest DC Welcome China Certified Member
LTC Language Solutions has been inducted as the newest DC Welcome China Certified Member. Destination DC’s Welcome China official certification program is in place to welcome Chinese visitors through marketing, sales and service outlets. Certified members are those who understand, welcome and are prepared for the Chinese market. With LTC’s long history of working with […]
LTC Japanese Infographic
LTC Sponsoring Global Nights
LTC is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Global Nights an International Networking Event.
Employee Engagement in a Diverse Workforce
On a good day in HR, employee engagement is tricky. Working with different individuals who have different passions, come from different backgrounds, and view work differently presents many challenges in keeping a workforce engaged. This becomes even more of a challenge when we throw in a diverse workforce. For me, the bottom line in employee […]
LTC Promotes Ehrgott to VP
Indianapolis-based language services agency LTC Language Solutions has promoted Josh Ehrgott to vice president of sales and operations. He joined the company in 2007 and previously served as interpreting director, where he oversaw all aspects of the interpreting department while also expanding LTC’s reach in new vertical markets and elevating LTC to an international brand. Ehrgott has […]
Gender Roles Across Cultures
If you live in the world today, you’ve inevitably seen how interactions and expectations can differ depending on the culture and gender with whom you’re working. Leaving aside the issues that may come up with language, there are many other unspoken factors that come into play when trying to communicate across cultures and genders. Knowing […]
LTC Classroom Tips
Welcome to LTC Teacher Information Video: Classroom Tips. We are so excited to have you as part of our contractor team and representing LTC in classes all over the world. In this video, we would like to review some simple Do’s & Don’ts that will help make class time efficient and effective, so that we […]
Lost in Translation: Errors could be costly!
Translation errors could be costly because they don’t simply stop at identifying the target language. Translation and culture are very much connected, especially in business translation. A simple phrase that can appear easy to translate can become difficult because it may contain cultural subtleties. For example, the State Department hired a Russian interpreter when President […]
LTC Language Solutions is Expanding!
LTC is Helping to “Give Kids the World”
Give Kids The World Village is a 79-acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that creates magical memories for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Since 1986, Give Kids The World has fulfilled the wishes of more than 152,000 children from around the world by providing weeklong, cost-free vacations that include lodging, meals, and free […]
LTC DC Office Grand Opening
LTC had such a wonderful evening celebrating the opening of our new DC office. Thanks to all of our guests who were able to celebrate with us!
What You Do Matters
So many articles I’ve seen over the past year talk about finding motivation, engaging and retaining employees, and pursuing that ever-elusive workplace unicorn: work-life balance. None of these are necessarily bad topics – in fact, I think they are conversations that need to happen as new generations begin to enter the workforce. However, I think […]
Martin George to Speak at 53rd Annual HR Conference
Martin George, CEO of LTC, has the honor to present on the topic “Love Your Employees” at the 53rd Annual Human Resources Conferences held by the Indiana Chamber. Martin’s speech will allow the audience to do the following: Identify the ways in which to motivate and grow your employees through love. Demonstrate key practices to […]
LTC Language Solutions Expands to Washington, DC!
After 23 years of operation, LTC has announced that it will be opening its newest location in the heart of the downtown district of the nation’s capital in early 2017. With multiple well-established clients in the area and a long history of government partnership, DC was a natural choice for LTC’s next location. DC has […]
LTC Welcomes Liz Essary!
LTC welcomes Liz Essary! Liz will oversee the development of new training programs for LTC’s interpreters, assist in outreach and recruiting of new interpreters, and provide conference interpreting services as needed. We are so excited for you to join the team! Read more here>>
What Makes a 21st Century Business Great
The characteristics of a 21st century business can be described through trends, quantitative analysis and qualitative research, but if you were to assess your organization and your role, what values would you discover bring that label to life? I’ve found that I notice three patterns frequently: 1. Value variety in people (CQ and EQ anyone?) […]
What is Cultural Competence?
Cultural competency has long been cited as one of the essential business leadership skills of this century– but some are still asking the question, “What exactly is cultural competence? What does it look like?” Cultural competence is simply the ability to communicate- both effectively and appropriately- with those of various cultural backgrounds. This ability, often […]
Medical Interpreting: Why Professional Is Best
Interpreting provides a necessary service in today’s culturally intertwined world by connecting people who might otherwise be unable to do so. While many people recognize the need to bridge the communication barrier, many family members of those who cannot communicate decide that providing the interpretation themselves is sufficient in bridging the communication barrier. As convenient […]
A Personal Approach: The Case for Individualized Language Training
Everyone who has ever taken a foreign language course throughout their education can attest to the fact that learning a language is a difficult endeavor. Many people spend years in their secondary education taking courses in French, or Spanish, or German…. Only to be able to recite rudimentary greetings in a rigidly formal style. The […]
Think D.C., Act Globally
As businesses seek to expand their footprints and sharpen their competitive edge, the global market becomes a natural arena for expansion. Since Washington, D.C. is the global hub of government contracting, it’s a natural fit for businesses looking for international opportunities. Thus, the marriage of a D.C. location and a global business model is a […]
‘Tis the Season: Holidays Around the World
The holiday season is fast approaching in the United States. Christmas trees can be seen in windows, and families are preparing to gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving. Other cultures, however, have their own holidays to celebrate. Now is a great time to learn about some important holidays around the world! Songkran Songkran is Thailand’s […]
The Benefits of Human Translation
With advancements in technology over the last several years, we are now able to translate entire documents at the click of a button. You might wonder why even bother to hire a human translator? Though there are benefits that can come from machine translation, there are also many benefits that can’t be achieved unless you […]
The Great Sage or a Close Friend: How Culture Affects Teacher and Student Relationships
As English as a Second Language teachers, one of our main challenges in a one-on-one classroom environment is to get the student to open up to us so we can accurately evaluate their needs and make sure their classes are beneficial. Depending on what culture the student grew up in and ascribes to can greatly […]
Rallying the Remote Workforce at LTC
Two years ago, there was only one LTC office that housed all the full-time staff. As we have continued to grow and expand, 20% of our full-time staff now work remotely from all over the country, including places like Atlanta, San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and Chattanooga. As our company has opened up this […]
Grammar: The Ugly Stepsister or a Key Component in Second Language Acquisition?
There are those on both sides: grammar-philes and grammar-phobes. I, myself, am one of the lovers- I was diagramming sentences for fun when I was eight- and I found it very hard to believe when someone first told me that students don’t need explicit grammar teaching. I was horrified at the idea! I prided myself […]
Welcome to Chindianapolis!
Indianapolis has often been referred to as the crossroads of America. Located in the center of a vast interstate network, the city serves as a geographical bridge between the East and the West. Culturally, it is no different; for the past two decades, Indianapolis has become the home to more and more Burmese refugees looking […]
Variances in Signed Languages: A Universal Truth
One of the most common questions I am asked as an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter is if ASL is universal. If I were to go to another country, would I be readily able to communicate with a Deaf person? ASL is primarily used in the United States, most of Canada, certain countries in West […]
Hear the Rhythm through the Signs
In the midst of conference season, two of LTC’s full-time American Sign Language staff interpreters, Kelsey DeLonis and Angie Carroll, had the exciting opportunity to interpret for a group of women at a direct sales conference. The conference took place in Nashville- also known as the “City of Music”- so the conference was musically themed. […]
LTC Language Solutions Ranks No. 4145 on the 2016 Inc. 500|5000
Inc. magazine, last week, ranked LTC Language Solutions NO. 4145 on its eleventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Ultra Mobile tops this year’s list. LTC Language Solutions joins Dollar Shave […]
The Unexpected Connection Between Language and Personality
People who are bilingual or multilingual have been a source of fascination for years, with various studies revealing that they are more accepting, tolerant and open-minded than others. The far-reaching impact of multilingualism does not end there, however, with recent research suggesting that the behavior and outlook of bilinguals also changes according to the language […]
Crashing into the Cultural Iceberg
Culture. We all have it. When most people think of culture, they think of the usual suspects: language, art, cinema, etc. But this only scratches the surface and might not say much about how you carry your culture with you in your most basic interactions. It truly is just the tip of the iceberg. The […]
The Illusion of Equal Access
Many of you have probably seen the article in the Huffington Post “Students Invented Gloves That Can Translate Sign Language into Speech and Text” or some version of it. People outside of the Deaf Community see something like this and respond in ways such as, “wow, technology is amazing!” “Oh, that is so great to help […]
Government Language Needs: Shaped by a Changing World
“When art has changed, it’s because the world was changing.” –Corita Kent, creator of the “Love” stamp and activist Who knew that government procurement shared this quality with art? As the world changes, the government’s need for languages services also evolves. This means that LTC continually adapts its service offerings to keep up with the […]
The Link in our Globalizing World
Providing interpreting services for a conference means providing access to content that otherwise would be closed to an audience that is unable to hear or understand. Language is the gateway through which information is shared and relationships are built. We are reminded of this link every time we hear about the positive experiences left by […]
The Transformative Power of Language
I often have the privilege of teaching and mentoring the non-working spouse of my expat executive ESL clients. They generally also get 30-120 hours of language training along with the children in their families. My recent non-working ESL clients included five talented spouses. Four men from Brazil, Mexico, and Germany along with one woman from […]
The ABC’s of Chinese
Ironically, Chinese doesn’t begin with the ABC’s. Often times as we sell languages we have many clients requesting Chinese interpreters and translation services, without them knowing exactly what they need. Our job is try to make this process as simple as possible for our clients. First and foremost, the main thing to remember is that […]
Bridging Gaps in Workplace Communication
With the increase of globalization in the workplace, clear and effective communication has never been more necessary. We cross several language and cultural boundaries when we step into our offices every day. Because of this, an understanding of language and culture can be vital in many areas of the business world, and Human Resources is […]
The Benefit of Cross Cultural Training
One of the many exciting things about working at LTC is getting the opportunity to provide cross cultural trainings. These blocks of trainings cover cultural intelligence or CQ, provide an overview of understanding of human interaction and behavior, and are tailored to each organization’s needs. Some trainings are as short as two hours and others […]
Culture Values of Silicon Valley
Amy LeBlanc lives near Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. Image taken by K. LeBlanc 4/2016 Which customs of the technology world lead to exponential success and growth in business? Silicon Valley is a location of several cities near the southern base and rapidly surrounding the San Francisco Bay. Silicon Valley is named […]
LTC Sponsors LPGA Player Beatriz Recari
LTC Language Solutions is proud to announce sponsorship of three time LPGA tour winner and Solheim Cup member Beatriz Recari for the 2016 and 2017 season. “It is great to be a part of team Recari again for the 2016 and 2017 season,” said Martin George, CEO of LTC Language Solutions. “Beatriz has been a part […]
Language is the Catalyst for Creating Connections
I’m amazed by the number of ways our society is connected. Communication exists on a multitude of platforms. However, none is greater than that which involves language. I find it incredibly exciting to be part of a process that helps to create connections through the use of language. At the smallest level of the process […]
Doing Business with the Government
Doing business with the government is so fun. As I have been attending a conference hosted by the Small Business Chamber of Commerce in DC this week, I wonder how anything really ever gets done. With the alphabet soup used in government contracting like SAM, CCR, GSA and on and on along with the regulations […]
LTC is the company I started 22 years ago because I knew that there was a better way for people to learn a new language. For too long I had witnessed students and business people grappling with the daunting task of memorizing words and grammar constructs. After mastering those constructs they were supposed to be […]
Good Luck DC!
The most surprising thing that has happened in DC this week had nothing to do with the Hill or the White House. The buzz has been around the Nationals’ choice of a washed up, old coach that has had no success managing at the last few places he was hired….. and, was subsequently fired. But the […]
“What do you think of Google Translate?”
We all have something we just wish people would stop asking us. For me as a career linguist it is, “What do you think of Google Translate?” This question usually comes from very sophisticated business people who have been highly successful making money. I want to say, “Are you kidding me? Is that a real […]
Social Media in the Communicative Classroom
Social media is usually frowned upon in the workplace – but not when you work for a language company! This past summer, LTC staff teamed up in a friendly competition to promote awareness of LTC’s social media platforms. As I spent the summer learning more about Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter, I was struck by […]
Beatriz Recari on LTC
LPGA player Beatriz Recari speaks on her experience with LTC. (Music) It just had that something that kind of grabbed me and I just said you know what um I like this I really wanna be good at this. Nobody in my family plays golf. Nobody. One day I was bored and I just […]
LTC Language Solutions offers phone interpreting, allowing you to connect to an interpreter immediately. Check out our video to learn more!
“So first of all, I want to divide the room by your IQ so whoever has a 100 to 120 IQ I want you to sit over here, if you have 120 to130 over here, and 130 to145 over here so go ahead…. You guys know your IQ? You know that everyone the United […]
What Propels You?
When I arrived for my first day on the job, I was shown where my desk was, and I was given my very own multi-colored cap with a propeller on top. The embroidered patch above the bill read: LTC Language Solutions. It was an initiation into a culture as unique and adaptable as the man […]
LPGA SETS STAGE FOR CULTURALLY DIVERSE PLAYERS AND FANS
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), like a growing number of professional athletic organizations across the US, is excited to see the many diverse faces dominating its events. In order to accommodate such a growing number of culturally diverse athletes, LPGA has recently partnered with Language Training Center (LTC) to ensure all cultural and language […]
CHIE ARIMURA IS ON PAR WITH LTC
Chie Arimura stands at the 18th tee at Pinehurst. She measures the wind, adjusts her grip on the club, and plots her approach to the green in two. After sending her shot sailing down the fairway, she takes in the cheers from the gallery as she strides down the fairway. Chie knows that when she […]
Lonely in the LPGA
Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/11/sports/golf/for-some-asians-a-lonesome-life-on-the-lpga-tour.html
PLAYERS LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE
In between practice and playing, Jee Young Lee finds time to study English through LPGA’s partnership with the Language Training Center. Lee, pictured above, works on media interview preparation, understanding idiomatic expressions and continues to learn and be surprised by American culture. Through its efforts to continuously promote player development and diversity within the tour, […]
GOLF: LPGA players breaking down language barriers
Faced with a massive influx of young, foreign-born players onits circuit three years ago, the LPGA Tour considered the idea ofpenalizing players whose English-language skills were not up topar. Although the tour’s objective was to make its product more attractive to sponsors and fans by making its players easier to know and understand —- when […]
Language Training Center expands relationship with LPGA
The Indianapolis-based Language Training Center has expanded its relationship with the LPGA and is now translating the letters of the professional golf association’s commissioner into multiple languages and providing live, “UN-style” interpretation at association meetings. Language Training Center started working with the LPGA last year to help teach its players—who hail from 29 countries—various foreign […]
LPGA, LANGUAGE TRAINING CENTER EXTEND PARTNERSHIP
Bene! 좋은! Bueno! 良い! Bon! 好! LPGA, Language Training Center Extend Partnership LTC to continue cross-cultural and language education unique in professional sports Players embrace program on “Golf’s Global Tour” DAYTONA BEACH, Florida, February 22, 2011 – The LPGA announced today a two-year partnership extension with Language Training Center (LTC) based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The […]
Language Training Center finds lucrative niche in sports
Martin George didn’t pursue a job in big-time sports. Far from it. But the former director of IUPUI’s English as a Second Language program has found himself in high demand among some of the world’s biggest athletes and sports properties, from basketball star Yao Ming and IndyCar Series drivers to the NCAA and LPGA. George’s […]
Language Lab to Help Golfers Communicate
Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/14/sports/golf/14lpga.html
Where in the world is the LPGA? Look to the East. Far East
There was a time not long ago when Kyeong Bae’s English tutor was an animated character who lived under the sea. Or a mouse who wears pants. “Cartoons,” she said, “like Spongie Bob.” To the connoisseur, that would be SpongeBob SquarePants. Bae also found a language mentor in Disney movies, while she sat in hotel […]