About Polyglot International Ventures Inc.
Warmly refered to as "Polyglot Nation"
Our Motto: What language barrier?
We know that language learning progresses best within a community setting, and being a global citizen is not just about traveling, but relationship-building. Community is a central piece of what we do.
Learning to speak a foreign language can be difficult. Speaking that language with a native is often humbling. Having a dose of courage, a bit of fortitude and a lot of sincerity about connecting over language and culture goes a long way, and members of Polyglot Nation know this first hand.
It's been said that perfection is the enemy of progress. Speaking and engaging within a pluralistic context is thrilling, but we realize that we don't have to know every phrase or execute all the right cultural cues to at least give it a try. Polyglots use what they know and improve along the way.
We offer a suite of services to fit your personal and professional needs.
Fast and accurate written text translation at your fingertips.
Are you a student or a casual learner? Get the boost you need to master any language.
Eliminate misunderstandings caused by language barriers with professional, in-person interpreting services.
We make language learning engaging and effective by incorporating multimedia modes into an individualized curriculum.
Looking to create a special language-focused program or event? Contact us to learn how we can help!
We take pride in providing custom language instruction for businesses of all industries looking to eliminate employee-client language barriers
Become an Industry Leader
Certified and experienced bi-lingual instructors create an industry-focused curriculum tailored to your business and designed to increase verbal skills in the target foreign language.
Expand Employee Skillset
Invest in your staff for invaluable returns on the level of engagement your business has with its clientele and the greater community.
Attract business, Improve Reputation, & Increase Bottom Line
Staff members who communicate effectively in a second language equals more word-of-mouth business from other non-English speakers. Increase your clientele, your reputation, and your bottom line.
Who We Are
We're on a mission to connect across language & culture for polyglots and aspiring polyglots alike.
Founder and Fellow Polyglot
Kelicia loves a lot of things, and learning languages is one of them. It didn't start off glamorous though! Learning Spanish was an uphill, office hours every day, deans list crushing experience from the start. Yet, she kept pushing and graduated from high school with honors in Spanish. Fast forward to taking her dad's advice to learn Mandarin Chinese, and she was off on a language learning love affair. Between becoming fluent in both languages and moving on to Swahili and French, she's learned a few things: the most memorable language experiences are usually in informal settings, often include a little mix-up, and are shared with good natured people who accept you just because you try. She believes that language learning with an emphasis on community, sincerity, and perseverence will have individuals and businesses alike asking, "What language barrier?"
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Recent Polyglot Nation Events
Take a look and enjoy!
International Week at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Polyglot Nation was able to share wisdom and insight on foreign exchange in China.
China-U.S. Partnership: Dual-Degree Program Transition Support
Polyglot Nation President & CEO, Kelicia Hollis, shared her Fulbright research expertise on U.S.-China
educational partnerships with the University of Arkansas Walton College of Business.