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In Country Language Training with DLS Partner Schools

The DLS Partner School program now offers students opportunities to study in over 30 carefully selected locations, while dealing directly with a well-established US-based language services provider that liaises with... Read More

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Culture Matters When Interpreting

The Radiolab team produced a podcast all about "Translation." They referenced its many definitions but one of their stories was particularly applicable for DLS. (You can listen to it here.)   They talked with Gregory Warner, NPR's East Africa correspondent, who told a story that illustrates how critical knowing a culture can be when...


The Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

  Tet Trung Thu In Vietnam, the Tet Trung Thu festival dates back 15-20,000 years in Southeast Asia, and is traditionally held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar Month. This year, the date of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival is September 15, the same day as the full moon. Tet Trung Thu is much like a combination of the American Halloween and...


What is OPI?

What is OPI Oral proficiency interview (OPI) is a standardized global assessment in which a certified tester measures an interviewee’s language abilities in speaking and listening based on the criteria described by Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) or American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). ILR uses 5 levels 0-5 to...


In The Community

Bright and early on Saturday, May 11, DLS employees, friends, and family gathered at the National Mall in support of the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, and the donning of bright pink t-shirts, the group became “Team DLS for the Cure” and proceeded to either walk or run a 5K, (1.3 mile) route that wrapped around D.C.’s Tidal Basin.


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