The following article is reproduced from TC World, March 2014 edition

Teaching students how to transfer meaning from one language to another is not enough to prepare linguists for careers in technology-driven translation and localization. A new brand of industry-specific courses blends live instruction with cloud-based tools and social media.

 

 

 

According to the U.S. Census Bureau in 2007, 55.4 million individuals (20% of the total 281 million) reported speaking a language other than English in their homes.  

Monday, 17 February 2014 12:26

Don't get lost in translation

When looking to export, businesses should ensure that translation forms a key part of their marketing strategy. Without it, the strategy is doomed to failure.

Thursday, 13 February 2014 00:00

EUATC Conference presentations

The presentations from 9th EUATC conference, 'The language business tomorrow – towards a virtual future', which tool place in Juan Les Pins in the South of France in May 2014 are available to download from the EUATC website

The announcement yesterday by the British Chambers of Commerce that poor language skills are holding back exports was a simple restatement of what everybody already knows. Its recommendations also fell short of being able to truly enable a change in business language culture, according to Geoffrey Bowden General Secretary of the Association of Translation Companies (ATC):

The Association of Translation Companies (ATC), the professional body representing language service providers in the UK, has promised to continue working closely with Government to safeguard standards in the provision of public sector interpreting and translation services.

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