Need for foreign language interpreters on the riseUPDATED 7:01 PM HST Aug 25, 2013Video Transcript
cultures could lead to a communication crisis. A rise in non-english speakers and a shortage of interpreters may lead s to missing out on important information. KITV 4's Paul Drewes has the details. nat of students speaking at 6:45 Dozens of different languages are spoken in our islands. But that has led to a growing problem, as more foreign speakers don't understand or can't communicate in english. nat @6:26 ILICANO... 6:30 -- from Jill's PKG from 1/25/13 And there are not enough interpreters available. dr.zeng@ 10:20-10:36 "the need is growing because of the language access law, requiring them to provide language access to their services" The state has needed more court interpreters for quite some time, while those fluent in foreign languages are also increasingly wanted in other critical areas, like hospitals, mental health services, and with the police. standup@46:00-46:13 on BERT's TAPE Interpretors must have more than just a basic understanding of another language, but be able to translate important details of an legal matter, ailment, medication. 12:29 "if can be a life and death situation if you have a poor interpreter" nat of tomoyoki speaking japanese Tomoyoki miura was born in Japan and converses in Japanese when at home. Growing up in Hawaii, he would read, write and communicate in English at school. Now he hopes to put his two learned languages to use. 15:26 "if I can make a living from this as an interpreter either here in Hawaii or Japan that would be great" nat@20:38 "ladies and gentlemen, I am very excited to be able to deliver this singapore lecture" tomoyoki@19:32-19:39 speaking in japanese to answer Miura was just one of dozens of students taking part in the University of Hawaii's intensive 6 week summer course designed to sharpen up communication skills. Giving them the ability to translate in the most demanding settings - like when world leaders come to town. But Miura simply hopes his bi-ligual training will help him in getting a job. 17:43-17:55 "i'm actually in computer science so if I could find some kind of int. Opportunity related to technology IT I would be very interested in that" Paul Drewes KITV 4 news The University's 6 week interpreter program is open to anyone but is only held during the summer. Asian language translators are always in demand, and is also a need for interpreters of south and western Pacific languages.