National Language Service Corps [website]   [open html - 45KB]

Alternate Title: NLSC

"The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is a group of individuals who speak more than one language. [...] The NLSC offers individuals with language expertise the opportunity to help their neighbors and fellow citizens by participating in national and state efforts, particularly in times of emergency or crisis when their expertise can truly make a difference. [...] The mission of the NLSC is to recruit a readily-available pool of individuals who have expertise in languages that are important to the security and welfare of the nation. The NLSC provides certification to qualified individuals as part of its enrollment process." The NLSC pilot program, formally launched in 2007, recruits speakers of Mandarin, Hausa, Indonesian, Marshallese, Russian, Somali, Thai, Hindi, Swahili and Vietnamese.

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