Announcements

New ESL Classes

Here is an introduction to some of our new classes that are available at our Indianapolis office.

Beginner/Basic Communication:
This class is for students that already have very basic communication skills. If you can speak in a simple way about routines and already know some frequently used expressions, this course will be beneficial. The focus will be on perfecting grammar and increasing vocabulary.  (CEFRL A1-A2)

Intermediate:
This class is for students who would like to practice conversation and improve their grammar. We will learn to speak about a variety of topics using various verb tenses in past, present and future. Some topics include hobbies, goals and plans for life. (CEFRL B1-B2)

Casual Conversation (MeetUp Style group):
This group is to give non-native English speakers an understanding of daily conversation, which can include anything from get-to-know you conversations, cultural differences, or current events. There will be a range of abilities in order for students to be able to hear and learn from others. Topics will be provided for discussion, but ultimately it is up to the students to determine where their interests lie and what they want to discuss. (Intermediate to Advanced, CEFRL B1-C1)


Monday

9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Beginner

10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Beginner

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Intermediate

1:00-2:00 PM - Intermediate

2:15-3:15 PM - Casual Conversation

3:30-4:30 PM -Casual Conversation

5:00-6:00 PM - Beginner

6:15-7:15 PM - Intermediate


Tuesday

3:30 - 4:30 PM Beginner

5:00 - 6:00 PM Beginner

6:00 - 7:00 PM Intermediate

7:00 - 8:00 PM Conversation


Wednesday

3:30 - 4:30 PM Intermediate

5:00 - 6:00 PM Intermediate

6:00 - 7:00 PM Conversation

7:00 - 8:00 PM Intermediate


Thursday

9:00 AM-10:00 AM - Beginner

10:00 AM-11:00 AM - Beginner

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Intermediate

1:00-2:00 PM - Intermediate

2:15-3:15 PM - Casual Conversation

3:30-4:30 PM -Casual Conversation

5:00-6:00 PM - Beginner

6:15-7:15 PM - Intermediate

Job Opportunity for Deaf Community and Others

Arrow Container, a rapidly expanding, family owned, corrugated manufacturer, is seeking Light Assembly Team Members at their Eastside Indianapolis warehouse location to assist with driving their processes and production capabilities forward. Positions will begin as temporary with possibility of coming on company payroll (including pay increase and benefits) based on performance.  Starting wage for the position is $10.00/hr.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Assemble corrugated products to customer specifications utilizing glue and hand tools as required according to the specific project
  • Set up jobs properly to achieve the quickest and most efficient assemblies
  • Keep work area clean and safe according to 5S quality standards

Necessary Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to make a strong individual contribution while functioning as part of a team
  • Must excel in a fast paced ever changing environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds frequently and 50 pounds occasionally
  • Stand for an entire 8-10-hour shift
  • Frequent bending and twisting
  • Dexterity Skills

There is someone on staff who is an American Sign Language / ASL interpreter.

CONTACT KARA FOR DETAILS. (See her contact info below.)

Please do not contact Midwest Language Services regarding this job opportunity. We are sharing this for Arrow Container.

Thank you.

Kara Schnaus, HR Generalist,

Arrow Container

kschnaus@arrowcontainer.com

317-882-6444 ext.2441

Welcome Marie Mori, Our Intern from Japan

Marie Mori will be teaching Essential Japanese for Travel this summer at Midwest Language Services in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Marie Mori is currently teaching Elementary Japanese and pursuing a Master’s in Linguistics and TESL at Indiana State University. She is interested in the relationship between second language learning and anxiety, as well as foreign language learning and psychology.


At ISU, Ms. Mori has been dedicating herself to establishing a Japanese cultural organization that will introduce Japan and its culture through many events. She hopes it will open doors to the Japanese way of life, traditions, gastronomy and history to anyone who is interested.
Marie’s future goals are to be an English teacher in Japan and to foster students with global perspectives. English will be one tool for teaching students about things outside of Japan. With respect to her future objectives, she plans to incorporate all of her experience in the United States into changing how Japanese students learn.


In 2017, Marie participated in the WUSTL-ALLEX Japanese Teacher Training for seven weeks at Washington University in      St. Louis and learned the performed culture approach to teaching. “This summer, I will teach Japanese using the performed culture approach. Learners will be exposed to Japanese culture and performing in the target language. I will be using Japanese most of the time in class,” Marie says.


Marie earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English literature at Doshisha Women’s College in Kyoto, Japan. She was interested in applied linguistics, second language learning, and effective ways of teaching English as a foreign language in Japan, with both physical and emotional aspects. Marie adds, “To expand my knowledge and ability, I decided to come to the United States to study."

To register, please visit this link to Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/essential-japanese-for-travel-registration-44335912909

 

Now Interviewing Freelance and Staff Interpreters

We are looking for linguists who are not only bilingual, but who have a minimum of five years of experience in any of the following: conference interpreting, interpreting for appointments, audits, or other interpreting experience. Education at an accredited university is preferred along with certification and additional training beyond the university.

Have you studied interpreting, received certification, or have many years of professional interpreting experience? Please send your résumé and cover letter to Midwest Language Services, LLC for consideration.

Thank you.

Midwest Language Services, LLC in the News - Inside Indiana Business

Midwest Language Services, LLC currently provides in-person interpreting services and also over-the-phone interpreting in over 200 languages. We are looking to add video relay interpreting (VRI) in the near future.

Midwest Language Services, LLC is excited to have our new headquarters located at Switchboard in Fountain Square.

Click here to read the article that appeared in the recent issue of Inside Indiana Business.

MIDWEST LANGUAGE SERVICES IS ON THE MOVE!

We have enjoyed working from our Greenwood, Indiana location. We have made some great connections and will still keep in touch; however, it is time to move our headquarters to a more centralized location convenient to I-65 and I-70.

We will be moving to our new office in March. Please update our contact information for your records.

Our phone number will remain the same:

(317) 296-7997

 

Our new address will be:

735 Shelby St.,

Ste. #106

Indianapolis, IN 46203

 

Please call or send us an e-mail to make an appointment. We are generally available to meet Monday thru Friday mornings. Thank you!

Celebrating 13 Years in Business!

December 2018 marks Midwest Language Services, LLC's 13th year in business. Originally started as an English tutoring service in 2004, MLS has expanded its services to include translating and interpreting for non-profits, IT, legal, medical, and industrial clients.

Midwest Language Services has grown from having a few individual and corporate clients in south central Indiana to having clients located internationally. Adult students from Brazil, China, Colombia, France, India, Japan, Poland, Mexico, and Turkey have taken lessons in English conversation, grammar, and accent training. Some continue to take lessons with MLS online after returning to their home country.

The staff at Midwest Language Services, LLC looks forward to continued growth in the number of requests for document translations, interpreting services, and TOEIC training and testing. The menu of services in 2018 will expand to include more group language classes and interpreter training workshops, among other services.