Who We Are
Welcome to Language Connection! We help people communicate better, especially in medical and business settings where clear communication is super important. Our team is all about understanding and compassion. We aim to give you top-notch language services so that your patients, clients, or customers have the best experience possible.
Meet the Team
Our language experts are really good at what they do. They have special training and skills to make sure that you get the results you’re looking for. They know how to speak and write in more than one language very well, so they can deliver your message just the way you want it.
Meet Tolú Tahmassbi: The Heart of Language Connection
Tolú Tahmassbi founded Language Connection and she’s the main person who makes everything work. She’s been in the business of interpreting languages for medical and business needs for over 26 years. She’s also taught Spanish to students in the Lake Oswego School District for 17 years. To find out more about the services she can provide, check out our Services page or set up a time to chat with her.
More Than Just a Language Expert
Tolú really loves what she does and wants to make sure you have a great experience. She’s traveled around the world, cares about animal rights, and is a mom too. She’s passionate about making the world a better place through better communication.
What She Specializes In
Simultaneous Interpretation: Tolú is really good at interpreting languages in real-time. That means she doesn’t just focus on the words, but also on the tone and body language.
Teaching Spanish: Tolú has taught Spanish for nearly 20 years. So whether you’re just starting to learn or need some extra help, she’s got the skills to teach you effectively.
“We aim to offer the best translation and interpretation services to make our clients’ experience better.” – Tolú Tahmassbi
Services We Offer
Beyond verbal interactions, written documents often need to be translated for various professional purposes. Our translation services encompass several domains:
Our medical translation services prioritize accuracy and confidentiality, covering documents like clinical reports and prescriptions. We employ experts well-versed in medical terminology to ensure clear communication between healthcare providers and patients, aiming for optimal healthcare outcomes.
We provide precise and confidential translation of complex legal documents such as contracts and court transcripts. Our translators are skilled in legal jargon and understand the intricacies of various legal systems, ensuring document integrity.
From financial reports to marketing materials, our business translation services capture the essence and nuance of your corporate documents. We aim to maintain the professionalism and clarity of the original text, helping businesses communicate effectively across language barriers.
Our educational translation services cover a wide range of academic materials, including textbooks and research papers. Experienced in educational terminology, our translators strive to produce translations that are both accurate and accessible, thereby contributing to global educational initiatives.
Learning a language is a multifaceted experience that goes beyond memorizing vocabulary and rules of grammar. At Language Connection, we offer:
Our individual lessons are custom-tailored to align with each student’s unique learning pace and style. These one-on-one sessions focus on the specific needs and objectives of the student, providing a personalized learning experience aimed at maximizing language acquisition and proficiency.
Our group classes are designed for small groups to foster an environment of interactive learning and practice. These classes encourage active participation and aim to accelerate language comprehension and proficiency among participants.
In addition to foundational language courses, we offer specialized training modules that delve into industry-specific terminologies. These are particularly beneficial for professionals in fields like healthcare or law, aiming to enhance both vocabulary and practical understanding of sector-specific jargon.
For projects necessitating an audio dimension, our voiceover services offer unparalleled expertise. We not only provide speakers but skilled performers trained to transmit your message in an engaging and impactful way.
Enhance your business’s multimedia presentations by employing our professional voiceover services. We aim to capture the essence of your corporate message and deliver it in an engaging format that resonates with your audience.
Our voiceover artists can significantly augment your marketing campaigns, providing narrations that align with your brand voice and resonate with your target demographic. The ultimate aim is to create impactful advertisements that drive consumer engagement and action.
Our services in audiobook narration are designed to bring literary works to vivid life. With skilled voiceover artists experienced in storytelling techniques, we transform the written word into compelling auditory experiences, enriching the listener’s engagement with the text.
Each of our service categories is held to the highest standards of quality and confidentiality to ensure optimal client satisfaction. So, whatever your language service needs are, we have the expertise and the resources to meet them adeptly.
Industries We Work In
At Language Connection, we pride ourselves on the ability to provide language services across a diverse range of sectors. Each industry has its unique language requirements and challenges, and our team is well-equipped to navigate these complexities with the utmost professionalism and expertise. Below are detailed descriptions of how our services are tailored to fit the specific needs of each industry we work in:
In the healthcare industry, clear and precise communication can literally be a matter of life and death. Our interpreters and translators specialize in medical terminologies and are aware of the confidentiality required in medical scenarios. From translating medical records to assisting in patient consultations, our services ensure that healthcare providers and patients understand each other perfectly. The goal is to improve patient outcomes by facilitating better communication.
When it comes to social services, being able to communicate effectively is crucial for understanding the needs and circumstances of individuals seeking assistance. Our language experts are trained to handle sensitive and often emotionally charged interactions with the utmost compassion and understanding. Whether it’s child welfare cases, housing assistance, or unemployment benefits, we help social workers and clients navigate the language barriers that could otherwise hinder the provision of essential services.
Legal matters often involve complex jargon and highly specific terminology. Our legal interpreters and translators are not just language experts; they are also well-versed in legal processes and terminologies. This ensures that nothing is lost or misunderstood in translation during crucial moments, such as court proceedings, contract negotiations, or legal consultations. We prioritize clarity, precision, and, above all, confidentiality in all our legal language services.
Business and Corporate
In the fast-paced world of business, effective communication is key to success. Whether you’re negotiating deals, expanding into new markets, or simply conducting day-to-day operations, language barriers should never be an obstacle. We offer a range of business-focused services, from translating business documents to providing interpreters for international meetings. Our language experts are knowledgeable in business terminologies and cultural nuances, ensuring that you can operate seamlessly across borders.
In an educational setting, clear communication is essential for effective learning and academic success. Our services extend to schools, colleges, and educational institutions, helping to make curriculums and educational materials accessible to students who speak different languages. From translating textbooks to providing real-time interpretation in parent-teacher meetings, we aim to break down language barriers that can hinder educational progress.
Each industry has its own set of challenges, and we are committed to meeting them head-on. Our rigorous training and certification processes ensure that our team of language professionals is equipped to handle the unique requirements of each sector. We strive to provide the highest quality of service, customized to the specific needs and challenges of the industry in question.
What Makes Us Unique?
We don’t just interpret words; we also focus on how those words are said or written. This can make a big difference in how well people understand each other in medical or business situations.
Our Unique Approach to Language Services
At Language Connection, our approach to language services transcends the mere conversion of words from one language to another. We strive for a more nuanced and comprehensive form of communication that takes into account the tone, context, and cultural subtleties embedded in each interaction. Below are some key attributes that set us apart and make our services unique, particularly in crucial settings like healthcare and business:
Emphasis on Contextual Understanding
We understand that the meanings of words can vary significantly depending on their context. Our language experts are trained to interpret not just the words themselves, but also the context in which they are spoken or written. This level of understanding can be particularly crucial in medical and legal situations, where a misinterpretation can have serious implications.
Attention to Tone and Nuance
Words can convey different meanings based on the tone in which they are delivered. For instance, a statement can be interpreted as either sarcastic or sincere depending on the speaker’s tone. Our interpreters are skilled in capturing these subtle nuances, ensuring that the intended message is not just heard, but fully understood.
Language is deeply intertwined with culture, and an understanding of cultural nuances can be essential for effective communication. Our interpreters and translators are knowledgeable about the cultural norms and practices associated with the languages they work in, providing a more holistic form of communication that goes beyond mere words.
Higher Register of Language
Our language experts are proficient in both colloquial and specialized registers of language. This enables them to adapt their interpretation or translation according to the situation, whether it’s a formal business meeting requiring a higher register of language or a more casual interaction that calls for colloquial expressions.
Timely and Prompt Services
Effective communication often requires timely delivery, particularly in high-stakes environments like hospitals or courtrooms. Our professionals are trained to provide rapid yet accurate interpretations and translations, ensuring that you receive the information you need without unnecessary delays.
Multi-layered Quality Assurance
Accuracy and reliability are fundamental to the services we offer. To this end, we employ a multi-layered quality assurance process that involves rigorous training, regular performance assessments, and customer feedback to continuously refine our services.
By focusing on more than just the words, but also how they are said or written, we aim to bridge not just language gaps, but also the gaps in understanding that can occur in any form of human interaction. It is this thorough and empathetic approach to language services that sets us apart and enables us to deliver unparalleled value in medical, legal, business, and various other settings.
Want to know more or use our services? Feel free to contact us.