Language Bank

Originally, the Language Bank was a tool of the hospitality industry when it was first conceived by the Office of Public Information in conjunction with the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau (known as the Tourism Council at the time) back in 1987. With the number of visitors from foreign lands who choose to visit Maryland's beautiful Capital City, it was felt the Language Bank could provide the means to extend a warm, welcome feeling...especially to those who might have some difficulty communicating in English.

Since then, we have found the Language Bank to be not only a hospitality tool, but a community resource as well. Over the years, Language Bank volunteers (and they are ALL volunteers) have been called upon by Public Safety officials, health organizations, hospitals, the Red Cross, the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, and a host of other groups and organizations.

In updating the Language Bank listing which follows, we have contacted as many of the previous volunteers as possible in order to make sure their listing was both accurate and still desired. We also issued a call for volunteers through the mass media and were pleased with the response.

If you or someone you know has a second language capability and is not currently listed as a Language Bank volunteer, we would urge a telephone call to the Office of Public Information, City of Annapolis, (410) 263-1183 or E-mail: info@annapolis.gov. Our mailing address is: Office of Public Information, City of Annapolis, 160 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.

The Language Bank is arranged by language in alphabetical order; the volunteers are listed under their language, also in alphabetical order. Availability and skills vary widely depending upon the particular situation of any given volunteer, so we urge you to explain your circumstances when contacting those on the listing to be sure the best possible match is made.


  • American Sign Language

    Ms. Jan Moury
    130 Smith Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-263-7640
  • Alsatian Dialect

    Liliane Foster
    1025 Omar Dive
    Crownsville, Maryland 21032
    410-923-6643
  • Arabic

    Amira Goldsmith     
    1410 Thistle Brooke Court
    Crofton, Maryland  21114
    H:  410-451-2882
    W:  410-222-7006
  • Bulgarian

    Nancy Wright
    330 Kingsberry Drive
    Annapolis  21409
    410-974-4172
  • Chinese

    Dr. Yu-Jin Lee
    902 Song Sparrow Court
    Arnold, Maryland 21-12
    410-315-8844

     

    Dr. Thomas K. Lo
    1714 Sturbridge Place
    Crofton, Maryland 21114
    410-721-3338

  • Czech

    Paula Adams
    338 Preswich Way
    Severna Park, Maryland 21146
    410-647-8996

     

    Nancy Wright
    330 Kingsberry Drive
    Annapolis, Maryland 21409
    410-974-4172

  • Danish

    Elisabeth Beatrez
    2405 St. Clair Drive
    Temple Hills, Maryland 20748
    301-423-7872

    Arild C. Petersen 1061
    St. Margarets Avenue Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

  • Dutch

    Mary Ann England
    9273 Chadburn Place
    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20879
    301-977-1639

    Vera Mikula
    108 Archwood Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-280-0302

    Dr. Rose Ver Elst
    255 Nottingham Hill
    Sherwood Forest, Maryland 21405
    410-849-2377

  • Flemish

    Dr. Rose Ver Elst
    255 Nottingham Hill
    Sherwood Forest, Maryland 21405
    410-849-2377

  • French

    Liliene Foster
    1025 Omar Drive
    Crownsville, Maryland 21032
    410-923-6643

    Captain Chris Tietje
    222 Severn Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-263-8234

    Arild C. Petersen 1061
    St. Margaret’s Drive Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

    Dr. Rose Ver Elst
    255 Nottingham Hill
    Sherwood Forest, Maryland 21405
    410-849-2377

  • German

    Mrs. Gundel Bowen  
    1426 Corey Lane
    Annapolis, Maryland  21401
    410-263-5595

    Liliene Foster
    1025 Omar Drive
    Crownsville, Maryland 21032
    410-923-6643

    Heidi Lukas
    1421 Foxwood Court
    Annapolis, Maryland  21409
    410-757-1227

    Arild C. Petersen
    1061 St. Margarets Avenue Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

    RoseMarie Queen
    56 Falling Leaf Lane
    Magnolia, DE 19962
    302-284-4627

    Heidi Zech
    118 Clayborne Road
    Edgewater, Maryland 21037
    410-956-6038

  • Italian

    Arild C. Petersen
    1061 St. Margaret’s Drive Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

    Vittoria Tripodi (Daytime Hours Only)
    810 Tyler Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-268-1533

    Ms. Roberta Wentworth
    982 Bayberry Drive
    Arnold, Maryland 21012
    410-349-9358

  • Japanese

    Dr. Yu-Jin Lee
    902 Song Sparrow Court
    Arnold, Maryland 21-12
    410-315-8844

  • Korean

    Jay Ewen   
    Korean American Community Services
    969 Thayer Avenue, Suite
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
    301-589-6470

    Dr. Sung Eui Kim
    14 Wellham Avenue
    Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
    H: 410-356-2711
    W: 410-768-5030

  • Norwegian

    Arild C. Petersen
    1061 St. Margaret’s Drive Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

  • Persian

    Kate Jones
    1227 Lorene Drive
    Pasadena, Maryland 21122
    410-437-2163

  • Philippine/Tagalog

    Maria Groves
    2224 Hunt Valley Way
    Gambrills, Maryland 21054
    410-721-8587

  • Portuguese

    Henry Fiedler
    1503 Hunting Wood Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-263-1968

    Professor Mario Lytle-Vieira
    701 Faircastle Avenue
    Severna Park, Maryland 21146
    410-987-8490

    Anna Inglis
    605 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-268-6918

    Marta Silva
    4 Burnham Wood Court
    Annapolis, Md 21403
    443-370-6641

  • Russian

    Doug Cook
    Residence: Annapolis
    Phone: 410-573-0707
    E-mail: roocook@juno.com

    Will Graves
    900 Hillen Drive
    Millersville, Maryland 21108
    H: 410-987-7670
    W: 410-730-9080
    Note: Works for Diplomatic Language Services, Inc.

    Jocko Mikula
    108 Archwood Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-280-0302

    Nancy W. Wright
    501 Burning Tree Circle
    Arnold, Maryland 21012
    410-974-4172 

  • Spanish

    Mario Almaguer, Jr.
    103 Sycamore Road
    Linthicum, Maryland 21090
    410-859-0269

    Maria Casasco
    225 Chatham Lane
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    H: 410-263-7316
    W: 410-222-7355

    Rafael Castro
    12-F Crescent Road
    Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
    301-474-0399

    Anne Chance
    1290 Breckenridge Circle
    Riva, Maryland 21140
    410-956-6883

    John G. Crooks
    1907 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    H: 410-349-8780 

    Tom Delaney
    1186 Bunker Avenue
    Arnold, Maryland 21012
    410-647-4110

    Paul E. Delgado
    1230 E. Gemini Drive
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-280-1732

    Ronald Dobrydnio
    Glen Burnie, MD
    443-770-0152

    Henry Fiedler
    1503 Hunting Wood Road
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-263-1968

    Will Graves
    900 Hillen Drive
    Millersville, Maryland 21108
    H: 410-987-7670 W: 410-730-9080
    Note: Works for Diplomatic Language Services, Inc.

    Professor Mario Lytle-Vieira
    701 Faircastle Avenue
    Severna Park, Maryland 21146
    H: 410-987-8490
    W: 410-293-3561

    Susan Nurin
    1822 Manor Green Court
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    H: 410-266-6258
    C: 410-703-6720
    W: 410-757-1300 

    Ms. Alma Rios
    410-903-1510

    Captain Chris Tietje
    222 Severn Avenue
    Annapolis, Maryland 21403
    410-263-8234

    Nancy Walker
    1511 Bay Ridge Avenue
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    410-626-1422

    Candita Wallace
    129 Stewart Drive
    Edgewater, Maryland 21037
    410-956-4908

  • Swedish

    Arild C. Petersen
    1061 St. Margaret’s Drive Route 4
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-3279

  • Turkish

    Isik Yucel
    1169 Neptune Place
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410-757-7107

  • Vietnamese

    Dr. Terrence Dunlop
    1231-L Gemini Drive
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    H: 410-268-5521
    W: 410-594-1762

    Lang Tran Vuong
    128 Clarence Avenue
    Severna Park, Maryland 21146
    H: 410-544-2923
    W: 410-768-8053