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Who We Are

From modest beginnings inside a rented garage in 2000, Language World has since grown into one of California’s largest language access providers. Along the way, we have interpreted for the Presidents of Mexico and Chile, expecting mothers, academic dignitaries and official international government delegations. As we grew, so too did our service offerings to include remote interpreting, translations and bilingual staffing.

In 2009, we transitioned away from contracted interpreters to employees — firmly establishing our commitment to quality and in furtherance of professionalizing the language industry. In 2017, we opened our video remote call center and more recently, relocated to a gleaming new facility in Rancho Cordova, California. With our team’s dedication and motivation to inspire change, Language World continues to flourish and advance in providing equal language access for our communities.

Milestones & Achievements


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Our Mission

To improve the quality of life and reduce disparities for Limited English Proficient (LEP) people by facilitating access and understanding across cultures and languages.


To provide training and opportunities to future bilingual leaders to leverage their expertise while maintaining a cultural and linguistic link to their heritage.

Our Vision

To be a recognized leader in excellent cultural and linguistic services for the nation’s institutions, government agencies and consumers;

To elevate the profession by employing highly qualified, bilingual, bi-cultural professionals who desire to serve their respective communities;

To promote wellness and cross-cultural understanding in an increasingly complex and culturally diverse nation.

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Language Professionals

We’ve built an incredible team full of passionate and talented language experts who bridge divides of language and culture on a daily basis.

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Leadership Team

Meet our Leadership Team.

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William Glasser

President and Founder

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Lisa Spagnoli

Vice President of Operations

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Will Gould

Vice President, General Manager

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Monica Thomasini

Director of Interpreter Services

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Vangie Oliveira

Interpreter Manager

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Abdullah Hamidi

Interpreter Manager

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Community Engagement

Language World is proud to serve our community through Language World Serves. We volunteer our talents and donate resources in service to our diverse community in celebration of our differences.

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May 2022

  1. May 14, 2022 @ 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

    San Jose Marriot, 301 South Market Street • San Jose, CA 95113
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June 2022

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July 2022

  1. July 21, 2022 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Language World, 2860 Gold Tailings Court • Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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Staff World

Staff World is the dynamic staffing division of Language World and has over the past 10 years successfully placed thousands of skilled individuals into temporary or permanent placement positions for employers.

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