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NCI is a leader in the field of interpreter training

Founded in 1979, The National Center for Interpretation Testing, Research and Policy (NCI) at The University of Arizona is dedicated to ensuring language access to Limited-English Persons.

NCI is charged with promoting intercultural communication and social justice for language minorities through cutting-edge research, training, and testing for interpreters and translators while advancing professionalism.

NCI in the News

According to the Department of Labor, the number of people employed in the translation and interpretation industry has doubled in the past 7 years.

Properly trained interpreters and translators have never been in more demand. At the University of Arizona, the National Center for Interpretation strives to produce professionals to meet the needs of an increasingly interconnected world.

World Languages 21 focuses on world languages for specific purposes (WLSP) education in the 21st century. Their most recent podcast features a conversation with NCI Director, Dr. Sonia Colina, about translation in the 21st century. Have a listen!

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