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National Association of Educational Translators and Interpreters of Spoken Languages 

NAETISL

Strengthening family engagement by connecting linguistically diverse families, school leaders, educators, and educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages with research-based information about language access and language justice in early childhood and K-12 settings.

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Our Mission

To establish a collective understanding of the standards, qualifications and certification requirements for educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages to enhance emergent bilingual family engagement, student achievement, and meaningful home-school connections.

Our Vision

To support language access and language justice in early childhood and K-12 educational settings through highly qualified and nationally certified educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages.

Core Beliefs and Commitments

NAETISL believes:

…that emergent bilingual students, their families, and the educators that support them, should have access to, and be able to collaborate with, professional, highly qualified, and nationally certified educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages.

NAETISL acknowledges:

…the impact of professional, highly qualified, and nationally certified educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages, on family engagement and student achievement in early childhood and K-12 education.

NAETISL promotes:

… high standards of ethical practice and professional integrity of educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages in early childhood and K-12 education, by developing and disseminating the academic and professional credentials required to attain and maintain a national certification in the field.

NAETISL advocates:

…for emergent bilingual students, families, school districts, school administrators, teachers, educational translators and interpreters of spoken languages, and other community stakeholders, by striving to enhance the quality of translation and interpretation through the promotion of high standards, best practices, and accountability.

NAETISL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Gifts to NAETISL are tax deductible to the maximum extent of the law. Click to donate and support our efforts: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=CN7M82T5Z8TM8

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