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Translation Request

 

The Translation & Interpretation Center provides translation of written documents, both District-wide and specific to individual schools or students, free of charge. While the focus of translation is on the 8 official languages of the District, rare emerging languages, such as Nepali and Burmese, are also translated. Every effort will be made to accommodate any translation request in any language.

Documents that need to be translated can include public announcements, District-wide documents, flyers, forms, and other communications intended for parents and/or students, in addition to transcripts or immunization records for enrollment or student placement.

Please note:

* Before making a request, please check "What's new and current" and the existing Translated Documents.

* If you cannot locate the document you need, please fill out a request form by clicking on the following link: Translation Request Form.

* IMPORTANT: If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please follow up with an e-mail to translation@philasd.org or call 215-400-4180, option 4.

 

  
 
         
 
         

 

 

Live Interpretation Request 

 

Live interpretation is available, with advance notice, for meetings, disciplinary hearings, and District-wide parent and community events where telephonic interpretation is not sufficient. Live interpretation is provided by one of the District’s Bilingual Counseling Assistants and so is limited to the following languages: some West African languages, Albanian, Arabic, Burmese, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Indonesian, Khmer (Cambodian), Laotian, Malayalam, Mandarin, Nepali, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  Please try to allow for 1 week advance notice to schedule a live interpreter.

Please note:

Use this service only when  Telephonic Interpretation does not meet your needs.

* Please fill out a request form by clicking on the following link: Live Interpretation Request Form.

* IMPORTANT: If you do not hear back from us within 24 hours, please follow up with an e-mail to translation@philasd.org or call 215-400-4180, option 4.