Business Language Services https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:11:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Wales plans to double number of Welsh speakers by 2050 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/double-number-welsh-speakers-2050/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/double-number-welsh-speakers-2050/#respond Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:13:11 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=7404 Plans to increase the number of Welsh speakers Wales’s identity and traditions are under threat as Welsh drops in popularity, with the language being taught increasingly less to young people in Wales. Twenty years after devolution, however, the Welsh Assembly plans to bring back the Welsh language to avoid potential obscurity, having set targets to […]

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FBI says ‘hola’ to Spanish speakers https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/fbi-says-hola-spanish-speakers/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/fbi-says-hola-spanish-speakers/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:50:02 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6117 New FBI Twitter Account A new, Spanish-language Twitter account was launched by the FBI on 1 July 2016, with the username @miFBIHouston. It was set up by the Houston Field Office in the hope of interacting more effectively with local residents of Hispanic background.   Spanish speakers in the USA It is estimated that there […]

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American English vs. British English – Top 4 Differences https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/american-english-vs-british-english/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/american-english-vs-british-english/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:00:11 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6134   Business Language Services is based in the UK, so by default we use British English when submitting English-language translations and texts. However, we work for a variety of clients around the world, and are often asked to translate into American English for a US audience. Below are the four main differences between the two […]

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Common English phrases of French origin https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/common-english-phrases-french-origin/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/common-english-phrases-french-origin/#respond Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:18:28 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6151 For many Brits, French seems just a distant memory from schooldays, but you may be surprised to realise that you know a lot more of the language than you think. There are hundreds of phrases used in the English language, and officially accepted into our vocabulary, which actually stem from French. Below are some examples. […]

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The European Union: A Potted History https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/language-news/6108/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/language-news/6108/#respond Sat, 20 Aug 2016 16:49:34 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6108 The European Union Following the referendum on 23 June 2016, when the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), how many of us can claim to actually know how and when the Union came about? Below is a potted history of the Union to arm you with the facts you need. It all began […]

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Why should you learn another language? https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/learn-another-language/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/learn-another-language/#respond Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:41:57 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6074 The languages tend to get a bad rap at schools, with ever decreasing student numbers further proof of that. But there are so many advantages to speaking another language, so why aren’t we better at encouraging our children to get on board? And why do less than a quarter of the UK adult population speak […]

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Wales Book of the Year Shortlist https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/language-news/wales-book-year-shortlist/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/language-news/wales-book-year-shortlist/#respond Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:19:10 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=6011 The Wales Book of the Year shortlists have recently been announced, following months of deliberating by the 6 judges. The aim of the awards is to promote the richness and diversity of contemporary Welsh literature. There are 2 shortlists; one for English-language and one for Welsh-language titles. Within each language there are 3 categories: poetry, […]

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Want to Improve Your Typing? Try Typing Single-Handedly https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/want-improve-typing-try-typing-one-hand/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/want-improve-typing-try-typing-one-hand/#respond Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:06:25 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=5996   The Research: A recent study conducted at the Department of Psychology of the University of Waterloo in Canada asserted that typing with one hand could lead to better quality writing. The study was published in the British Journal of Psychology and was headed by Srdan Medimorec. Researchers asked 103 students to write essays in […]

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New Translation of the Bible Available https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/new-translation-of-the-bible-available/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/general/new-translation-of-the-bible-available/#respond Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:03:46 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=5969 The Bible The World’s Most Translated Book The Bible is the world’s most translated book – there are currently more than 530 different language versions of the full bible, with certain sections of the text translated into thousands more languages. That means that at least 5 billion people have access to the full text in […]

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Business Language Services supports Royal British Legion Campaign https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/events/business-language-services-supports-royal-british-legion-campaign/ https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/events/business-language-services-supports-royal-british-legion-campaign/#respond Fri, 27 May 2016 15:27:06 +0000 https://www.businesslanguageservices.co.uk/?p=5961 Supporting the RBL in their campaign to add new questions about serving personnel, veterans and their families to the next census #CountThemIn Wrthi’n cefnogi’r LlBF yn yr ymgyrch i ychwanegu cwestiynau am bersonél ar wasanaeth, cyn-filwyr a’u teuluoedd yn y cyfrifiad #CountThemIn

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