Services

Individualized Language Instruction

The Institute offers individual language instruction. The instructor may be a person with professional teaching experience in the language or an advanced student of the language. Please inquire regarding language availability and individual arrangements. Cost:

Hourly rates for a Professional Instructor:

  • $40 for individualized instruction
  • $30/person for a group of 2 participants
  • $25/person for a group of 3 participants
  • $20/person for a group of 4-10 participants; 10 is the maximum number of group participants.

Hourly rates for an Advanced Student Instructor:

  • $25 for individualized instruction
  • $20/person for a group of 2 participants
  • $15/person for a group of 3 participants
  • Student instructors are excluded from teaching larger groups.

Tutoring for Area Middle and High School Students

Tutoring for Middle and High School students is available. Please contact the Institute regarding language availability and individual arrangements. Cost:

  • $25/hour for tutoring by an advanced student
  • $40/hour for tutoring by a professional instructor

Translation

Translation services are offered in a number of languages. Please contact the Institute as to the availability of the language needed. Charges for translations depend on a variety of factors, such as language, degree of difficulty, and legibility of the original document. For standard translations in a language using the printed English alphabet, the Institute charges 18 cents per word in the source language. More work-intensive translations may be charged by the hour. For the sake of maintaining quality, the Institute does not accept translation projects that put the translator under unusual time constraints. The minimum charge for a translation is $30. Translations include transcription (if applicable), proofreading and a final type-written, certified copy.

Interpretation

Interpreting (translating orally and simultaneously during conversation) is available. Because simultaneous interpreting is very stressful, uninterrupted interpretation is limited to one hour. Situations requiring more than one hour of interpreting will require more than one person. Please contact the Institute for arrangements.

  • Cost: $150/hour

Foreign Transcript Evaluation

The official evaluation of a foreign transcript depends on a variety of factors and cost varies depending on language/country of issue, length and complexity. Please contact the Institute regarding your needs.

Language Travel Preparation for Groups and Individuals

This service includes an introduction and overview of the language(s) needed for personal and professional travel abroad. A cultural component may be added to the travel preparation. Please contact the Institute regarding your needs.

  • Cost: Varies according to client need.