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The Oscar nominations are out and, as language-lovers, we’d be remiss not to talk about one of the front-runners for Best Picture, Roma, which has also garnered nominations in the categories of Best Foreign Language Film, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. Roma, a mixed Spanish and Mixtec-language […]

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1) Qualification vs certification There is universal confusion about the difference between the word “certified” and the word “qualified”. When you sign up for a 40-hour medical interpreter training course, think of it as an entry level credential for interpreters. Graduating from a 40-hour training course will qualify you to […]

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English is often said to be one of the most difficult languages to learn. But why? Well, for starters, English is not phonetic, meaning that there is not necessarily a direct relationship between the way that a word is spelled and the way that it is said. If this comes […]

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So, you’ve decided to take the next big step and pursue a Master’s or PhD with a focus in translation and/or interpreting. Finding the program that’s right for you can be exhausting and time consuming, so we’ve put together this list to help you get started. In this article, you’ll […]

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Why do we spend time instead of letting it pass? In English, we think of time as money: “The dog wasted 15 minutes smelling bushes this morning instead of peeing. Then I had to spend 30 minutes looking for my keys, and on top of that traffic today cost me […]

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So, the New Year is here, and you’ve decided to take the plunge. This year, you’re finally going to learn another language. That’s great – speaking a second language can help you get jobs, make you better at understanding your own language, strengthen your memory, and can even protect against […]

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Did you know that 2019 has been designated the International Year of Indigenous Languages? The recognition comes as a result of a United Nations resolution, which was adopted in 2016. According to official IYIL website the purpose is to “raise awareness of them [indigenous languages], not only to benefit the […]

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French is one of the most beautiful and widely spoken languages around the world. It is considered one of the “Romance languages”, along with Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. Today, French is spoken in 29 countries on nearly every continent, including Europe (France, Belgium, Luxembourg and parts of Switzerland), North […]

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Fluency in a second language is highly beneficial for recent college graduates in key industries such as administrative services, healthcare, wholesale trade, travel and tourism, and finance. One recruiter, B. Max Dubroff, from an HR advisory firm, elaborated on the benefits of language training when he said, “In many ways, […]

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The need for legal translation is all around us: undergrads who want to study abroad, business professionals who travel internationally, and prospective employees of global companies are just a few of the individuals who require this language service. Types of Legal Documents Some of the most common document types requested […]

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