Founding DirectorHouse of Languages’ Founding Director Dolgormaa Hersom has been working in the language services field in Maine over the past decade. She coordinated interpreter services at Catholic Charities Maine; worked on the establishment of Maine interpreter qualification standards and development of basic and medical interpreter trainings at United Way of Greater Portland and Southern Maine Community College; and taught numerous workshops for service providers on working with interpreters. As a consultant to Maine Judicial Branch, Dolgormaa helped to administer court interpreter certification exams and qualify Maine court interpreters.

Dolgormaa is a Mongolian and Russian interpreter and translator. She is a Certified Russian Medical Interpreter by National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and is a proud member of American Translators Association, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and the New England Translators Association.

House of Languages works with a selected group of interpreters and translators that have professional training, exceptional linguistic and interpersonal skills, and maintain high standards of professionalism. All interpreters have been tested for language fluency and trained in providing interpreter services in various settings. Each interpreter goes through a detailed hiring process that includes Maine Department of Education Criminal History Records Check (CHRC).

House of Languages is a State of Maine vendor and carries professional liability insurance.

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