Interpreting & Translation


The International Institute provides reliable, quality foreign language interpretation in more than 100 languages and by multiple delivery methods: in person, video, or telephone. Interpretation services may be requested for any time, 24 hours per day, seven days a week, independent of the Institute’s business hours. Translation and localization of written content is available in more than 60 languages from qualified and certified translators.

The Institute has cultivated its language expertise over 30 years, and is the largest local provider of language services in Western New York. Our non-profit social enterprise utilizes professional linguists residing locally in the Buffalo/Niagara region, and serves customers nationwide.

Sectors served by the Institute include health care, criminal justice/courts, education, nonprofits and a wide variety of industry. We also train customers on how to work effectively with interpreters.

To learn more or to request training or consultation, call 716-883-1900 or email languageservicesassistant@iibuff.org.

Why request language services?

Professional interpretation and translation ensure accurate and complete communication, and, in most cases, are required in order to comply with federal and state laws. Individuals with Limited English proficiency have the right to access programs and services in their primary or preferred language Contact us to learn more, and to request training for your organization.


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Interpretation and translation – What’s the difference?

Interpretation is an oral translation and is required when two parties need to communicate verbally and, usually, in person. Translation is a written rendering of one language to another.

Translation Services

The International Institute provides professional translation and localization in over 60 languages, at competitive rates. Please send requests and documents to translation@iibuff.org. Transcription and voice-over talent are also available upon request.

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Interpretation Services

More than 200 trained and certified interpreters in more than 100 languages are available through the International Institute’s network. Interpretation services may be requested for any time or day, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, independent of the Institute’s business hours. Request interpretation services at interpretation@iibuff.org.

Current customers use interpreterplatform.com

Language Services

Languages we provide services for include, but are not limited to, those listed below.

 

Amharic
Arabic
Bantu
Belorussian
Bengali
Bosnian
Bulgarian
Burmese
Cantonese
Chin
Chinese Mandarin
Croatian
Dari
Farsi

French
German
Hebrew
Hindi
Italian
Japanese
Karen – Po
Karen – Sgaw
Karenni
Kinyarwanda
Kirundi
Kizigua
Korean
Kranh

Kurdish
Lingala
Macedonian
Mai-Mai
Nepali
Pashto
Polish
Portuguese
Punjabi
Rohingya
Russian
Serbian
Somali
Spanish

Swahili
Tagalog
Tamil
Tedim
Thai
Tigre
Tigrinya
Turkish
Ukrainian
Urdu
Vietnamese
Wolof
Zo

Become an Interpreter or Translator with the International Institute of Buffalo

Our interpreters and translators have excellent written and verbal language skills in a foreign language and use their skills to provide meaningful and necessary support to the community. If you have an interest in joining our network, please contact us for information about our application process and training sessions.

Become an Interpreter

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