House of Languages’ Founding Director Dolgormaa Hersom has been working in the language services field in Maine for the last twenty years. She coordinated interpreter services at Catholic Charities Maine; worked on the establishment of Maine interpreter qualification standards and development of basic and medical interpreter training 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 qualified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and Defense Language Institute as an ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester in Mongolian. Dolgormaa is a proud member of American Translators Association, National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, and the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care.
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).
- On-site interpretation services
- Online access to secure interpreter scheduling software
- Translation of documents
- Transcription and translation of audio and video
- Consultation on creating documents for multilingual audiences
- Training on working with interpreters
- Consultation on language access in health, social, and legal services
- Consultation on interpreter training
House of Languages is a State of Maine vendor and carries professional liability insurance.