Celebrated on the 30th September each year, International Translation Day is a unique annual event designed specifically for those working within the translation industry. Now in its 5th year, it aims to gather together those in the community and to promote discussions on common and contemporary themes relevant to translators and their associates today. First […]

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In Britain, British Sign Language, commonly referred to as BSL, is widely recognised, taught and understood by those in the deaf community, their friends, families and colleagues, and in the wider community. The language in its current form gained official recognition in March 2003 and as such has contributed to landmark changes being made under […]

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The government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport has granted the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) £1.5 million to translate the entire works of Shakespeare into Mandarin. These translations were announced this week as part of official talks between the UK and Chinese vice president, Ma Kai. The goal is to widen potential audiences of Shakespeare […]

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The biggest study ever conducted involving bi-linguists and non bi-linguists has revealed that being fluent in two or more languages can delay the onset of dementia. The study was carried out in one of the most linguistically diverse locations in the world, a place where people speak multiple languages as standard: Hyderabad, India. The Languages […]

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There are many different ways to learn a language, with students of all ages choosing from a wide variety of resources to enable them to better grasp what they are trying to comprehend; attending a language class with a tutor, language books, audio recordings, self-study such as distance learning courses, online tools and more. These […]

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