Staff Language and Culture Services

Training and Support

Staff Language and Culture Services, a unit of Organizational Effectiveness (OE), provides language instruction, cultural training, and communications support to:Two people from different cultural backgrounds conversion

  • University of Iowa employees who are still learning English.
  • University of Iowa employees who frequently work with people who are still learning English.
  • University of Iowa employees who seek to acquire Spanish as a second language for work purposes.

Corinne Stanley is the Facilitator of Staff Language and Culture Services.

English Language Instruction for Staff

English Language Instruction is free to UI employees. The purpose of the instruction is to help employees facilitate improved communication in the workplace.

English Conversation Groups meet Tuesday from 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Melrose Conference Center, Room 6, Pomerantz Family Pavilion (PFP) and Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 pm in 2114 Med Labs.

Spanish Language Instruction for Staff

Spanish instruction is free to UI employees. The purpose of the instruction is to facilitate engagement with Spanish speakers in the workplace and to offer training helpful for professional advancement.

Spanish for the Medical Personnel meets in periodic 8 week sessions at General Hospital. Currently there are Beginner and Advanced levels.

Spanish I and II meet Wednesdays in the University Services Building in periodic 8 week sessions.

Cultural Assistance and Insights for Work Groups or Individuals

Targeted Presentations, Consultations, Research: Staff Language and Culture Services offers assistance in resolving and avoiding misunderstandings in multi-lingual, multi-cultural work areas, deliver informational presentations, and consult on particular workplace situations. We also prepare handouts and lists of resources.

Note:  We regret that we do not provide health care translations or interpretation. If you need an interpreter for a hospital appointment, or a document translated for a patient, please call the Interpretation and Translation Division of the Department of Social Services, UI Hospitals and Clinics at 319-356-1967, TDD/TTY 319-356-4999.  Thank you. 
 

Contact us for more information.

Staff Language and Culture Services

U.S. mailing address
The University of Iowa
Staff Language and Culture Services
121-51 USB
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone
319-335-5822
FAX
319-353-2644