MONTEREY, Calif., Sept. 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LanguageLine Solutions' eLanguage Proficiency Test (eLPT) was presented with a Gold Stevie® Award in the New Product category and the People's Choice Stevie award for Favorite New Product at the 13th Annual American Business Awards on Friday night. Recently launched by LanguageLine Academy, the eLPT is an innovative web-based test designed to easily assess the fluency of bilingual and interpreter staff, as well as candidates for hire.
The American Business Awards are considered the nation's preeminent business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
The awards were named the Stevie's after the Greek word for "crowned," the awards were presented to winners during a gala banquet on Friday, September 11 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. More than 250 nominees and guests attended the award presentation.
This year more than 3,300 nominations from organizations of all sizes and from virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in a wide range of categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 200 executives nationwide who participated in the judging process. LanguageLine Solutions was awarded the Gold in the New Product Award category in recognition of the eLanguage Proficiency Test, a needed solution for organizations seeking to improve communication in today's linguistically diverse marketplace.
"We are extremely impressed with the quality of the entries we received this year. The competition was intense and every organization that won should be proud," said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. "To those outstanding individuals and organizations that received Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Awards, the judges and I are honored to celebrate your many accomplishments. You are setting a high standard for professionals nationwide."
LanguageLine Solutions provides interpreting and translation in more than 200 languages to ensure accurate communication with non-English and limited English proficient persons. As an integral part of the portfolio, LanguageLine Academy® has been providing testing and training solutions since 2001 to document bilingual staff's proficiency and interpreting skills in medical, insurance financial and business situations. Language Line Academy offers externally validated testing solutions and training programs developed with the input of external Subject Matter Experts that are the quality hallmark of all of LanguageLine Solutions products and services.
Many organizations, like contact centers, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and retail service centers rely on these staff members to communicate with all those they serve. The eLPT offers online delivery of the Language Proficiency Test, allowing for quicker, less expensive, more convenient fluency testing, with results evaluated by professional Raters.
"All of us at LanguageLine Solutions are thrilled the eLPT won both the Gold Stevie Award and the People's Choice Award. This customer-centric, easy to use solution is helping organizations provide outstanding service while mitigating risk of misunderstanding and costly mistakes," stated Scott W. Klein, LanguageLine Solutions' President and CEO.
Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie winners who were announced on September 11 are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
About LanguageLine Solutions®
LanguageLine Solutions, the global leader in innovative language access solutions for more than 30 years, provides the highest quality over-the-phone, LanguageUC® video remote, and onsite interpreting, translation and localization, as well as bilingual staff and interpreter testing and training. Trusted by more than 25,000 clients to enable communication in any situation with the growing limited English proficient and the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing populations, we provide the industry's most dependable access to highly trained and professional interpreters and translators in more than 200 languages, 24/7/365. LanguageLine Solutions facilitates 24,000,000 calls every year; that's a new human connection every second. www.languageline.com
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