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    Latest news, info, tips and insights into the language industry

    22 Jun

    [Video Snacks] The World Cup Edition

    Well, it’s that time again! Time for an event that comes around only once every four years, and really leaves Americans scratching their heads! ...

    15 Jun

    [Video Snacks] Do You Want to Increase Your Website Traffic?

    Did you know there are more native speakers of Spanish and Chinese combined on the Internet than English? Only 25% of all Internet users are ...

    01 Jun

    [Video Snacks] Did You Know Languages Die? 

    Did you know languages die? Not from stampeding elephants, ill-fated bungee jumps or too much vodka. A language dies when its last speaker dies. ...

    25 May

    [Video Snacks] How to Understand Swahili on the Phone

    Have you ever done trigonometry….in Chinese? Built a house of cards in a wind tunnel? Gotten a millennial to put their mobile device down? Those ...

    17 May

    [Video Snacks] Interpreters vs. Translators

    As expert and passionate linguists, we get accused of being the grammar police, nit-picky and, well, just rude in some cases. We have no idea ...

    09 May

    [Video Snacks] 7 Interesting Language Facts

    Languages are an interesting thing. Where did they come from? Why are there so many different ones? Why are they so different from thousands of ...

    08 May

    [Translation 101] "Misunderstanding Down Under"

    We've all seen those embarrassing mistranslations from all over the world of signs and consumer product packaging. The Internet is rife with ...

    25 Apr

    Housing Authorities, Immigrants and the American Dream

    Housing authorities provide a valuable service to some of the most vulnerable citizens of our society. The core mission of these government ...

    20 Apr

    [Infographic] 50 Fascinating Language Facts

    Being a translator, or a lover of languages in general, can increase your curiosity for the mysteries of languages. The origin of languages is ...

    17 Apr

    Translating Articulate Storyline Courses

    Articulate Storyline is one of the world's leading learning content authoring tools. With over 80 million learners in more than 150 countries, ...

    12 Apr

    The Anatomy of a Translation Quote

    We can drink instant coffee, eat fast food, and watch on demand movies. We love getting what we want NOW. We want fast. We need fast. It's true. ...

    05 Apr

    What Does a Good Language Translation Cost?

    The short answer: A lot less than a bad one. "You get what you pay for" is an old and well-known saying in the English language. Most of us know ...

    15 Mar

    How Over-the-Phone Interpretation can be Used to Grow Your Business

    In this day and age, language barriers are easy to overcome with the proper resources, so there is just no need for them to be an issue.  ...

    15 Feb

    How to Develop Professional Website Translations in Wordpress

    Translating your own online content for new markets and audiences can be a chore. It’s tedious, time consuming and can cause you a lot of ...

    09 Feb

    Translating Your Tenant Lease Can Prevent Misunderstandings & Build Better Relations

    Being a landlord isn’t the easiest job in the world. In addition to finding good tenants and keeping them happy, you also have to ensure the ...

    02 Feb

    5 Key Considerations for Effective Elearning Localization

    Do you create great training content for your employees and customers? If you have a sizable population of learners whose native language is ...

    08 Jan

    The Differences Between Using Telephonic Interpretation VS On-Site Interpretation

    The United States is as diverse as it has ever been, and the number of non-native English speakers in the country is now over 20% of the ...

    19 Dec

    Creating Accurately Translated Subtitles for Your Online Videos

    As videos become increasingly easy to make and share online, the number of people joining the ranks of video producers is going through the ...

    08 Dec

    Reaching International Customers with Quality Website Translations

    With the Internet bringing everyone on the planet only seconds away from each other, the business world has naturally become more global in ...

    29 Nov

    The Five Steps of High Quality E-Learning Translation

    Any experienced translator knows that translation is more than just word-for-word substitution. The art of translation takes cultural knowledge, ...