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Michigan State, East Lansing start language effort

Oct 12, 2014

  EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - East Lansing and Michigan State University's Center for Language Teaching Advancement say they're trying to open up local services to non-English speakers with a program that provides translations of materials into Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Korean and Spanish.

Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

  The university says the project goes by the name "MELTing POT, MSU East Lansing Together: Promoting Outreach through Translations."

  The school says the goal is "to promote community outreach through translations."

  Among other things, American and international students will collaborate on translating important documents for East Lansing city government. The students will work under the supervision of graduate students or faculty members.

  Mayor Nathan Triplett says his city seeks to ensure that all residents and visitors have equal access to city services and amenities.