Translation that Gets Tails Wagging

There’s a new translator on the block that is trying to spread the word about the importance of understanding the language of dogs. Boffins in Sweden and Finland have worked tirelessly to invent a programme that enables owners to understand their canines in plain English. The prototype is called “No More Woof” and it examines […]

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Machine translation raises confidentiality issues

Machine translation raises confidentiality issues     Time and cost are often cited as the factors that prompt companies to use computer software to translate documents. Unlike professionally translated texts, machine translation cannot guarantee accuracy but there seems to be another worrying issue for those using this method, and that is client confidentiality.       When […]

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Pupils with English as a Second Language Achieve the Best Results at Key Stage Two

The Department of Education has published results of tests taken by 11-year-old primary school children and the highest scores were achieved by those whose first language was not English. The results have set a precedent as this is the very first time that children from impoverished parts of the country have achieved such high results. The […]

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Translation blunders – from humorous to downright offensive

Sometimes even with the best of intentions, things don’t quite turn out as expected. Many companies in an eager attempt to engage with their international customers have translated their slogans and marketing materials that, unfortunately, have not had the same resonance as the original English version. The famous coffee chain, Starbucks, left customers in their Welsh branch […]

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Translation Howler of the Week

“I’ve got a strap on me, this is bare bait” Text message evidence translated by barrister, Mark Paltenghi, in court as: “I’ve got a gun and this is really risky.” [Source: Mail on Sunday] Look out for next week’s translation howler winner. Feel free to add your own and we can build up some of […]

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New survey reveals what would motivate students to learn a new language

  A lot has been written recently about the lack of interest amongst students when it comes to language learning and indeed many figures that have been published paint quite a grim picture. Since 2004 it has not been mandatory for students to take a language GCSE and as a result there has been fewer […]

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Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting

    In today’s global economy, there are plenty of opportunities to use your language skills either as an interpreter or professional translator. Events such as conferences, conference calls, business meetings and seminars where the participants speak different languages, all require the services of a professional interpreter. Deciding whether to use consecutive or simultaneous interpreting depends on […]

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