Author: Shane Reppert

MLS Awarded Innovative Language and Cultural Training Contract by DLNSEO

The Defense Language and National Security Education Office has awarded MLS a 5-year contract to manage and administer language and cultural training conducted at Institutions of Higher Education around the country. Under the Language Instruction Services contract, training will be provided for DoD personnel in critical languages and dialects via platform instruction, synchronous and asynchronous … Continued

MLS Begins Year 3 Supporting DIA at National Media Exploitation Center

As Prime on the DIA Language Services contract at the National Media Exploitation Center, MLS provides high level translation and interpretation support for multiple DoD organizations. MLS linguist and project management teams deliver onsite and remote services in 50 languages and dialects. MLS also recently supported DIA on the Language, Regional Expertise and Cultural Training … Continued

MLS Intensifies Cybersecurity Focus to Ensure Information Security for Customers and Partners

As part of our ongoing emphasis on information security and compliance with the NIST 800-171 Framework, MLS continues to update our data protection policies as well as roll out new training and awareness initiatives for employees. Under NIST Special Publication 800-171 “Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Non-Federal Information Systems and Organizations,” DoD contractors must meet … Continued

MLS to Provide Language Training at Department of State Foreign Service Institute

In support of the School of Language Studies, MLS will provide instruction and curriculum development at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia. The Foreign Service Institute offers language training and testing to State Department employees and other government agencies in over 70 languages. Since 2010, MLS has conducted customized language and cultural training for … Continued

Transcreation of Product Copy for the French Canadian Market: A Case Study

Today we’re going to talk about something really exciting: Office supplies. I’ve lost you. And I don’t blame you. Office supplies are not, on their own, very interesting. The market seems saturated with ballpoint pen options and sticky note systems, all virtually indistinguishable from each other at first glance. This is where a good creative … Continued

Transcreation for HR Materials: A Case Study

For global companies with multilingual staff members, corporate communications present unique linguistic challenges–particularly when translating materials related to workplace culture and personnel matters. The thorough, collaborative process of transcreation ensures consistency, clarity and proper cultural assimilation of corporate messaging. One of our recent projects demonstrates the efficiency and efficacy of our unique transcreation method when … Continued

Interpretation Game Changer: New Mobile Platform Increases Access, Options

We’ve been spoiled by technology (and don’t we love it). Technological advancements, particularly those over the last 10 years or so, have fundamentally changed our ability to connect quickly with the resources, people and services we need in nearly any industry. Even services like interpretation, that used to rely on advanced planning for in-person interactions, … Continued

Beyond Translation: How Transcreation Elevates Global Branding

Quick: Tell me everything that makes you unique, and why I should care. That’s a tall order in any context. Introduce a language or cultural barrier between the speaker and the listener, and the challenge increases exponentially. In the international business realm, all too often marketing teams spend months developing comprehensive brand campaigns to share … Continued

MLS Support for Central Africa MTT Highlighted in Air University Publication

MLS’s role in providing Advanced French instruction was featured in the spring ’17 AFCLC “Connection” newsletter. The intensive French training included cultural instruction as well as translation and interpretation skills practice to enhance student proficiency. Following classes at MLS HQ in Maryland, the Air Force participant joined a Mobile Training Team overseas, providing linguistic support … Continued

MLS Team Awarded Air Force English Language Training Task for Support in Saudi Arabia

MLS will provide English language training (ELT) in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia under a 3-year task on the Air Combat Command Contracted Advisory and Assistance Services IV vehicle. The ELT Air Force Security Assistance Training initiative supports US Government Security Cooperation Goals and utilizes Defense Language Institute English Language Center courseware and methodologies.