SpokenHere Blog

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….

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%….

1
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….

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….

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….

9
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….

8
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….

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, creativity,….

28
Nov

9 Reasons NOT to Use Google for Website Translation

Google has become one of the more popular translation tools on the web. It has an easy to use interface….

13
Oct

National Hispanic Heritage Month

At SpokenHere, learning about different cultures and their languages is something we have the privilege of doing each and every….

11
Oct

Why Do My Documents Need to Be Translated by a Company?

When you are considering translating your documents, you likely have a lot of questions. One of the first questions that….

9
Oct

Why Formatting Matters – The Benefits of XML

Building a business is no easy task. Established and successful companies want to be able to sustain themselves after building….

6
Oct

How to Improve Caller Satisfaction

We all know that feeling when we call a business to get assistance only to feel unheard and more confused….

4
Oct

Which Translators are HIPAA Compliant?

Once you’ve realized your need for a medical translator, it is time to begin your search for the right one….

2
Oct

What to Look for in a Translation Agency

Making the leap to having your documents translated to other languages can be exciting and maybe a little scary. You’ve….

29
Sep

Growing Diversity in Rural America—Why it Matters to Your Business

U.S. cities have always depended on the hard work and initiative of immigrants—that’s how we have built our rich culture….

27
Sep

Why Is Google Translate so Bad?

Google Translate is a free service that promises to translate text quickly and accurately from one language to another. It….

25
Sep

4 Reasons Cultural Research is Important in eLearning Localization

Culture influences how we think and behave in almost every circumstance. We are steeped in our cultures from birth, and….

23
Sep

How Are Language Translation Projects Managed?

If you’ve never had to organize a translation project before, then you might be feeling overwhelmed. How do you make….