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  • Welcome Poster

    "Welcome" in a variety of languages, a collaboration with schools, translators, researchers, designers, and students for Massachusetts schools to help welcome the 2021-2022 school year.  Find out more about the poster and how you can receive a copy here!

  • Lara Matta, Assistant Director

    Our new assistant director, Dr. Lara Matta, is a speaker of Arabic, English and French with experience and knowledge that blends academic credentials and translation scholarship and practice with professional training in management and leadership. She holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from UMASS Amherst and additional degrees from universities in France and Lebanon. Read more about her HERE.

  • Interpreter and Translator in Education Workshop Series

    Since Fall 2018, the Translation Center has provided training to around 300 school employees via our interpreter and translator in education workshop series. We offer this training to districts, schools, and individuals. Read about our work with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

     

  • Celebrating 40+ Years

    Since 1979, the Translation Center has been providing translation services to individuals, small businesses, large companies, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, museums and many others near and far. Thanks to our resources and networks, we work with over 80 languages. We are a non-profit and proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other educational activities.

  • Student Engagement

    The Translation Center provides employment opportunities for students. They work closely with the Center's project managers on specific assignments and occasionally participate in the translation process as translators or reviewers. They also work with the Director on special projects and provide administrative support. Thanks to their time with us, students gain valuable professional experience and develop a deep awareness of responsible language use. 

     

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The Translation Center offers translation- and interpreting-related services that exhibit a deep understanding of and care for language. We benefit from being part of a rigorous academic setting that is connected to scholarship, professional organizations, a rich network of translators, and a unique international community. The Translation Center is a non-profit organization. Proceeds are reinvested in teaching, research, and other activities.

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The Translation Center is part of a dynamic community. At the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the nearby colleges, many faculty either translate themselves or publish about translation phenomena. The same faculty usually offer undergraduate and graduate courses on translation. The Translation Center is proud to sponsor translation- and language-related activities at UMASS and the Colleges!

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