Sunday, December 18, 2005

Gov't seeks Arabic translators

As if you didn't know, the US Gov is looking for Arabic translators. I wish the US Gov were also looking so energetically for Arabic seakers to build bridges of cultural understanding and appreciation along with the document translation and other activities. The above image that shows which agencies are looking for Arabic speakers and what they are paying. This article is from the Chicago Sun-Times. You can go to the article by clicking on the title.



At 00:55, Blogger Gary B said...


NSA also offers a "Language Enhancement Program" for those interested in alternative ways to acquire Arabic.

Here is its description:

The National Security Agency (NSA) is proud to premiere the Language Enhancement Program, an intensive training program designed to train professional linguists in languages critical to national security.

The program is taught by highly qualified instructors through a combination of intensive classroom training and computer-based learning. It's rigorous and challenging, with defined milestones along each step of the training process.

Graduating foreign language students and professional Linguists who join NSA and qualify for the program will begin training to eventually work NSA missions. New NSA employees enjoy competitive salaries and may receive signing bonuses up to $7,500.

"The Language Enhancement Program is designed to teach new languages and expand upon current proficiencies. If you have professional fluency in a language like French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish, you could be trained in Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Korean, Pashto or Urdu. If you already have some exposure to Middle Eastern or Asian languages, you have the opportunity to build upon that expertise.

Just thought I'd throw that out there.

Gary B.


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