National Language Service Corps NLSC
|Name||National Language Service Corps|
|Organization Type||Government/public body|
|Contact Phone||1-(888) 729-6572|
|Address||1550 Crystal Drive, Suite 1100, Zip Code: 22202-41|
|Description||The National Language Service Corps (NLSC) is America’s premier all-volunteer group of language professionals, serving language needs across the federal government at home and abroad.
Mission StatementTo foster a large, global cadre of highly qualified linguists to serve DoD and other federal government agencies.
Vision StatementTo improve federal agencies’ readiness to respond quickly and accurately to national security events, domestic or foreign disasters, and non-emergency surge activities that require language expertise to improve the security and welfare of the nation.
Has admission criteria.
Membership is offered to US citizens who are at least 18 years old and fluent in English and another language. As part of the enrollment process, applicants seeking NLSC membership certify their language skills by self-assessing their speaking, reading, listening and writing abilities. Formal language proficiency certification is determined by the NLSC. As a general rule, NLSC Members possess professional working proficiency rating at a Level 3 or higher on the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) scale. The admission criteria include verification of credentials, verification of citizenship and languages, etc., and is by invitation.
Does not offer training.
Does not offer credential(s).