Dr. Jud Smith, Psychologist Spurwink Services
As I psychologist, working with many “New Mainers”, I need and rely on interpreters to be able to help my clients. Ali is one of the best. He brings professionalism and integrity to the workplace with all the people he interprets for. What he also brings to the table is a sincere caring for his clients and a wonderful sense of humor that puts clients at ease. My clients and I trust Ali.
He is honest, intelligent, and he is also knowledgeable of American customs, government and laws that he can put discussions and translations in the proper context. Ali would be my “go to guy” when I need an interpreter. It is a pleasure to work with him.
Dr. Micheal Ivy, LCSW, Therapist
Maine Language Connect is the lifeline of my work with refugee clients. They provide exceptional interpretation services which allow clients to begin the healing process during outpatient therapy. Our work and their lives would not be the same without MLC.
Rachel Healy, ACLU of Maine
The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine (ACLU of Maine) worked with Ali Al Mshakheel to translate a script about voting rights into Arabic, and to speak the lines in a short video. He was wonderful to work with - quick, accurate, and dependable! We would gladly work with him again.
Cynthia Loring, Principal of Presumpscot Elementary School
I have had the privilege of working with Mahmoud Hassan, over the past ten years, where he has served as an exemplary interpreter for the families of Portland Public Schools.
Mr. Hassan is a skilled linguist with outstanding written and verbal communication skills, a strong cultural understanding of the languages he interprets for and the ability to connect with a wide range of people. Mahmoud is an empathetic listener.He interprets situations that can be sensitive for non-native speakers, to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Mahmoud has a strong grasp on cultural norms and does an excellent job conveying what a non-native speaker is trying to communicate. Mr. Hassan’s services, as a cultural broker, have contributed to building positive and trusting relationships, with families and school staff, while ensuring that students have access to services that yield strong scholars and citizens, within and beyond the school community.
Mr. Hassan is an asset to any organization and community.