Body Language
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Body language and gestures across the world

Are you studying foreign languages? Do you work in an international context? Are you travelling in a foreign country? Do you know the body language and gestures for different cultures around the world? Communication is a mix between verbal and nonverbal communication which occurs simultaneously. But, non-verbal communication is more impactful than verbal communication. It […]

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What Languages will be spoken in Ireland in 20 years?

Ireland is fast becoming a racially diverse country as more and more immigrants are choosing to settle down here. With the recent release of the 2016 Census we now know that the amount of immigrants coming into Ireland has increased. This is partly due to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. As […]

Interpreters
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Hiring a freelance interpreter, what you need to know.

As a company grows globally, its language related requirements also increase. The most common types of interpreting for a business, for example, would be conference interpreting. This is when a company hold meetings or conferences that need a multilingual interpreter to convey the message in a target language. For international companies, hiring interpreters who are […]

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Do you have what it takes to become an Interpreter?

Do you speak more than one language? Are you bilingual? Do you want to start a new career? If the answer is yes for all the above questions, then you might have the perfect profile for this career. But are you good enough to become an interpreter? See below the main characteristics and what’s required […]

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Interpreting the Future of Freelance Interpreters

Freelance interpreters do majority of translation or interpreting work. This may surprise you to learn about this, but if you are not in the translation field you might not know about it. The backbone of the translation industry are freelancers. If they were not there nothing would get done. Freelancers are imperative in the translation […]

Human Translation vs Computer Translation
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The Value of Professional Human Translation and Why it is Worth the Cost.

Unless you have either professionally translated something or have experience in the translation filed, you might not know the cost of translation. It can be a surprisingly expensive service which has led to the rise in popularity of free online translation tools. As a result of this popularity, there has been a constant debate about […]

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The 6 official UN languages and the best translation tools for them.

We all know the origins of the United Nations. Founded after World War II this international organisation’s goals were to replace its predecessor, The League of Nations and provide a platform for dialogue among its now 193 member nations. However, the current aims of the UN are to promote security and international law, protect human […]

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The surprising effects Brexit will have on the English language

There has been much speculation recently about the effects Brexit will have on both Ireland and the rest of Europe. I won’t get too deeply into the financial aspects of the UK leaving but simply put, it will complicate things. The United Kingdom will have to re-negotiate all the trade agreements they had with the […]

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What Effect has Rosetta Stone had on Language Learning?

As we all know language is extremely important. Languages help us communicate our thoughts and feelings and aids us with forming bonds with other people. However, in today’s fast moving and globalised world, it is now essential to learn new languages. This is due to business, entertainment and social media all becoming more internationalised and […]

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