How Learning Languages May Encourage Your Children to Travel

More and more younger people are not only studying abroad but are traveling around the world too. Teachers, schools, and parents often stress to their children the importance of communicating and integrating with other cultures, whether they are younger children, children in their teenage years, or are college students,  it’s important to embrace other cultures, […]

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How To Learn The Basics Of Any Language In Four Steps

Times have changed considerably when it comes to learning a language for the first time. There are now many more really attractive resources to learn the German language available that give you every opportunity and most of them are online, many of which are free. Here is an overview of some of the better ones that are […]

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Which Languages Should Australian Children Learn?

Do Australians want their children to learn at school those languages that have the most native speakers? The 3 most common languages spoke throughout the world, apart from English, are Mandarin with 898 million speakers, Spanish with 437 million speakers and Arabic with 295 million speakers. The languages of the rapidly emerging economies If we […]

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Subject Matter and Company Knowledge is a Vital Part of Every Translation

In today’s commercial translation market, translators translate people’s ideas so that they are able to put a message across about a product the individual or business wants to sell, but in many different languages, including the German language This means to be effective the translation is far more than looking at the individual words in the […]

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Top Trends in the Translation Industry in 2017

Throughout this year, 2017, the translation industry has gone through a growth spurt and some interesting changes too. Apps to help language learning in decline There appears to have been a decline in interest in learning languages online this year, especially in Europe and the United States. These means the purchasing of apps and software to […]

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The Top 8 Most Useful Tools for a Professional German Translator

As a German translator it is important to be well prepared to undertake translation projects professionally and in a suitable time frame that can attract a reasonable level of remuneration for the time it takes to complete the translation. Translators are well past using a dictionary to find difficult, less used words, let alone transferring […]

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5 Ways in Which Translators Use Their Creativity

Because the outcome of a translation is the way a translator has negotiated a meaning of a text and then put it into a different language, in a sense it could be regarded as creativity in translation. Translators don’t just transfer words between different languages it’s not quite as simple as that.  They have to […]

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Does Gender Specific Language Influence How we Think?

Many languages have two gender forms when referring to people. In English, this occurs through pronouns. However, in other languages like Spanish and French its use is through adjectives and prefixes. In Hebrew and Russian, verb conjugation indicates gender. An interesting question has been highlighted by linguists over the last few years and that is […]

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Social Media Harnesses the Power of the World’s Conversation

Market research is almost part of the past and is no longer required, as social media with data analytics offers businesses a powerful platform that enables them to better understand what is going on in their industry. Global social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn allow companies to learn about market trends giving them […]

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Some Common Misconceptions of Translation

Many businesses still undervalue the importance of translation and don’t really believe that the work of translation agents and translators can really add value to their business. This is one of the common myths of translation, as in fact translation is a serious business and an important addition to any business if it is managed well. […]

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