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National Center for Interpretation

The National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research, and Policy (NCI) is a research and outreach unit at the University of Arizona charged with promoting intercultural communication and social justice for language minorities through cutting-edge research, training, and testing for interpreters and translators while advancing professionalism. NCI offers translation and interpretation services, as well as customized language-access plans for any organization looking to ensure the rights granted by Title VI are provided.

NCI can provide webinars or in-person training for school personnel regarding best practices for working with interpreters. We can also consult to create and/or update a language access plan for school districts. A third type of training we can provide is for bilingual personnel or teachers who wish to serve as interpreters for a school district.

NCI also has a program designed to introduce bilingual high school students to the field of translation and interpretation. This program was created with federal funds and has been proven to improve Hispanic student performance and engagement in high school.