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Second Language Testing, Inc., in Rockville, MD, is seeking native Target Language Experts (TLEs) of uncommon languages to collaborate on a translation/interpretation test for a USG agency. Work will be part-time and temporary and will begin between mid-October and December 1. Any necessary training will be provided. Our requirements are as follows:

- Our client prefers citizens, but will consider green card holders. They will only hire employees with other statuses if there are no alternatives.
- TLEs with training in or familiarity with the ILR scale STRONGLY preferred.
- TLEs located in the Washington, DC, metro area strongly preferred, but others will be considered.
- TLEs must have a strong command of English and be able to translate from their native language into English.
- TLEs must be native speakers who were educated to at least a high school level in at least one or more of the following languages: Afrikaans, Baluchi (Makrani), Bengali, Cambodian, Chechen, Danish, Dinka, Dhivehi, Estonian, Fulani, Georgian, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hakka Sixian, Indonesian, Kalenjin, Kikuyu (Kenyan), Kurdish (Bahdini), Lao, Luo (Kenyan), Maay-Maay, Maguindanao, Marathi, Pashto (Pakistani), Punjabi (Eastern), Saraiki, Sindhi, Somali, Swahili, Tajik, Telegu, Tigrinya, Turkmen

Information about the work itself:
- Assignments will consist of finding a listening passage or a written passage, providing an English translation according to a long list of specifications, and possibly providing a Romanized version (if the language is written in a non-Latin alphabet) and/or a transcript (for listening passages).
- Each assignment will take a total of approx. 20-40 hrs, and the total number of assignments will depend on the client and the language.

Please send resumes and cover letters explaining how you meet our requirements ASAP to

Submitted by Lisa Witmer, Second Language Testing, Inc.