Interpreters & Translations

Interpreters

Hopkins staff may request professional interpreters for parent conferences, meetings, diagnostic testing, and other needs. Please use the Interpreter Request form to schedule an interpreter.

If you have questions about your online Interpreter Request please contact our Interpreter Scheduler Carolina Lloyd, email or 952.988.4066.

TeleLanguage: 1-800-514-9237

Three-way phone interpretation is available from any phone for brief conversations (under 10 minutes). Use this resource if our Cultural Communications Liaisons are not available, or if an interpreter is needed for another language. Receive your building's access code and calling instructions from your administrative assistant.

Easy steps to use TeleLanguage for a 3-way phone call using an interpreter:
  1. Ask your administrative assistant for your building's TeleLanguage access number.
  2. Dial TeleLanguage - 1-800-514-9237 (if using a school phone, first dial 9 for an outside line).
  3. You will be asked for your name, Hopkins Schools/your building and access number.
  4. You will be asked for the language you need an interpreter for.
  5. When you are connected with the interpreter, briefly explain the reason for your call, and give the interpreter the name and phone number to call.
  6. When the person answers the phone, begin your conversation as usual: "Hello, this is (your name) from (school)."
  7. Pause after each sentence for the interpreter to translate your comments.
  8. Listen to the person's response and your interpreter's translation for you.
  9. After you've said good bye to the person you've called, tell the interpreter that this is the end of your call.

Cultural Communication Liaisons

Contact our Spanish, Somali, or Hmong Liaison for assistance in building strong home and school partnerships.

Spanish: Elisa Dorfman, email, 952.988.4211 or 612.282.2728

Somali: John Hassan, email, 952.988.4334 or 612.221.0148

Hmong: Maikhou Vang, email, 612.282.2632

Document Translations

Please contact our Interpreter and Translation Coordinator:
Barb Westmoreland, email, 952.988.4069

 

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Elisa Dorfman

Spanish Language Interpreter
Phone Number
952.988.4211 or 612.282.2728

John Hassan

Somali Language Interpreter
Phone Number
952.988.4334 or 612.221.0148

Maikhou Vang

Hmong Language Interpreter
Phone Number
612.282.2632

Hopkins School District Interpreter Request

Need an Interpreter for a Conference or Meeting?

Carolina Lloyd

Interpreter Scheduler
Phone Number
952.988.4066