Translation and Interpretation Services

Intervention & Support > ESOL/Title III & Foreign Language > International Welcome Center

Dr. Lucia Ribeiro
Coordinator
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Paola Bailey
Bilingual Secretary
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Phone: 678-331-3086
FAX:     678-331-3964

1560 Joyner Ave.
Marietta, GA 30060

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To be in compliance with federal and state laws, schools are encouraged to request translation and interpretation services for meetings where a language other than English is needed for communication.

How do I request an interpreter?

To request an interpreter, please complete a Language Service Request Form and fax the form to 678-331-3964. Parents may request phone services directly by calling the IWC at 678-331-3086. If unable to download the Language Service Request Form, please try by using Mozilla Firefox and if that does not work, please call the IWC at 678.331.3086 to have a blank form emailed to you.

How do I submit a request form for translation or interpretation?

You will receive an official confirmation email with a Tracking Number for your records, the Thursday/Friday of the week before your actual assignment.

How can you help me communicate with schools if I do not speak English?

The International Welcome Center manages a network of professionally trained interpreters who travel to local schools and CCSD events to provide interpretation in several languages: Spanish, French, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Arabic,Vietnamese and other languages as needed.

To be in compliance withe federal and state laws, schools are encouraged to request translation and interpretation services for parent/teacher conferences, IEP's, RTI's, 504's, student evaluations and any other meeting where a language other than English is needed for communication.

What other language specific services does the International Welcome Center provide?

The International Welcome Center provides translation services to local schools and routinely translates district-level documents into languages that can be understood by parents and other community stakeholders.

IWC Objectives:

  • Interpretation of school related meetings
  • Translation of school related documents
  • Presentation of multilingual/cultural workshops to schools, parents and community stakeholders

Rationale:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Language Facilitators

Language Name

Spanish

Luz Cardoza
Luz Cardoza
678-331-3086
Salome Rodriguez
678-331-3086
Jackie Korwek
Jackie Korwek
678-331-3086
Maria Prieto
Maria Prieto
678-331-3086
Felix Rentas
Felix Rentas
678-331-3086
Michelle Ramirez
Michelle Ramirez
678-331-3086

Portuguese

Lana Chumley
Lana Chumley
678-331-3086

Arabic

Sammy Giriguis
Samy Girguis
678-331-3086

French/Spanish


Anna Maribona
678-331-3086

Korean

James Shepard
James Sheppard
678-331-3086