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  • Chinese

    Chinese Language Teacher Honored with Award

    January 17th, 2013 —

    Yinjie Qian, the Chinese language teacher at Olympic Heights High School in Florida has received the 2012 “Teacher of the Year” award from the Florida Chinese Teachers Association. Qian is originally from China, but she has lived in Florida for sixteen years now, and she continues to teach her classes Chinese songs, skits, and poetry […]

    East Coat Students Win Chinese Language Scholarship

    January 11th, 2013 —

    Two students at Northeastern University have won scholarships to study Chinese language and culture in China for eight months. They had previously been studying Chinese business translation, and because of their work and effort, they have been chosen to continue their studies abroad. Chinese Scholarship Awarded Through the Fulbright-Hays Group The scholarships from the Fulbright-Hays […]

    Chinese Tourism to Increase in 2013

    January 9th, 2013 —

    About one billion tourists were abroad in 2012, and that amount is projected to increase during 2013. Some noticeable differences in the tourists this last year were that there were more Chinese tourists than ever, and they spent an average of 30% more than other tourists. In light of this, more than thirty different countries […]

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  • German

    Wisconsin Alumna Earns German Excellence Award

    January 9th, 2013 —

    Janelle Morgan, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, is one of three teachers to earn the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award this year. The award is given to teachers who demonstrate the ability to impart genuine enthusiasm for the German language and culture to students, and also for implementing modern technological teaching […]

    Language Barrier for Jobseekers

    January 4th, 2013 —

    Young European jobseekers are trapped by a language barrier in their countries. Places like Spain and Italy are in hard economic depressions, and the ideal situation for many people would be to work in another country. However, many young professionals don’t speak German, and most German jobs don’t provide adequate translation services for out-of-country workers. […]

    German Businesses Hire More Foreign Employees

    January 2nd, 2013 —

    In some work fields, there is a deficit of trained employees or employees with university degrees in Germany. Because of the shortage of workers, many German companies have had to look out-of-country to replace the gap in the workforce. While this tactic seems to be working well, there have been some issues with German translation […]

  • Italian

    Italian Literature

    September 10th, 2008 —

    Italian Literature The history of Italian literature dates back to the early Middle Ages, when most literary works were still written in Latin. Italian authors such as Cassidorus, Boethius, and Symmachus continued to write Roman-style works long after the Western Empire had fallen. Learned people spread out from Rome across Europe during this period, taking […]

    The Italian Translation of Adverbs

    September 10th, 2008 —

    Adverbs, like adjectives, are describing words, but, unlike adjectives, they do not describe nouns. On the contrary, they are used to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Adverbs can function as single words, or as a group of words in combination with prepositions and infinitives. In English, adverbs are often formed by adding the suffix […]

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    The Future of Machine Translation

    February 13th, 2015 —

    Who needs human document translation services when there are machine translations? That is a question the professional translation services industry is increasingly grappling with. Machine translation programs are capable of learning. They make use of machine learning to render increasingly sophisticated and natural sounding translations. Many are saying it is a full-blown coup d’état. But […]

    Google Translation App Now Equipped with Word Lens

    February 13th, 2015 —

    Google Translate is a handy tool known for providing convenient written translation services. However, a recent update of the popular foreign language translation services tool has greatly improved its capabilities. Thanks to technology powered by Word Lens, the foreign language translation services tool will also now be able to translate text in photos. Users will […]

    Bombay High Court Corrects a ‘Fatal’ Translation

    February 13th, 2015 —

    When it comes to legal document translation, translation services need to get it right. High-quality, accurate legal document translation is a matter of life and death — literally. 28-year-old Sunil Ombase is all too aware of this. Because of a legal document translation error, the Indian man was sentenced to death for the murder of […]

  • Portuguese

    The Educational System in Portugal

    July 4th, 2011 —

    The Educational System in Portugal In Portugal, education is structured into four categories: pre-primary education, basic education, secondary education and higher education. Pre-primary education: is optional for children aged three to five years old. Pre-primary education is offered for free in state-run nursery schools. Citizens must pay tuition for any privately run nursery school. These […]

    Religion in Brazil

    July 1st, 2011 —

    Brazil’s Many Religions   Brazil’s population is much more adherent to religion than most Latin American countries. When the Brazilian Constitution was created, in 1889, Brazil did not have an official religion. It, instead, states in their Constitution that all are given the right to absolute freedom of religion. According to the last census (2000), […]

    Portuguese Colonization

    July 1st, 2011 —

    The Beginning of Portuguese Colonization Some of the earliest colonists recorded in Brazil are Joo Ramalho and Diogo Álvares Correia. At this time, the Portuguese wanted to secure its highly profitable Portuguese Empire in Asia. Because of this, they didn’t do much to protect the newly discovered lands in the Americas from foreign intruders. Because […]

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  • Russian

    Russian T.V. Star to Host U.S. Radio Show

    December 28th, 2012 —

    Oleg Frish has long been popular in Russia and the United States as a talented T.V. personality, radio show host, and singer. On January 12th, he will also be the new host of his very own radio show out of New York, and he could be the first foreigner to promote jazz, cabaret, and rock-n-roll […]

    Controversial Textbook Riles Russian Readers

    December 26th, 2012 —

    A new addition of a textbook that teaches how to speak Russian has made some Russian readers quite upset. The reason for their indignation is not that the book doesn’t teach Russian adequately, but that the stories used to teach the language seem to paint a bad picture of Russian’s in general. It’s not your […]

    Adoption Ban Pending in Russia

    December 20th, 2012 —

    Today, the Russian Lower Parliament voted overwhelmingly to put a ban on American adoption of Russian children. This ban has not yet been confirmed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, but most agree that the bill is in part a retaliation against the law that President Obama signed which would seek to punish Russian citizens accused […]

  • Spanish

    School System Offers ESL Classes to Spanish-Speaking Parents

    February 25th, 2013 —

    Unfortunately, many schools in the United States don’t offer any services ESL Classes for Spanish-speaking parents. For parents whose second language is English, a Spanish translator or bilingual staff member is often necessary to decipher the conversations in important meetings about their own children. Parent-teacher meetings are essential to a child’s success at school; so […]

    Texas School Launches Bilingual Program for Elementary School

    February 25th, 2013 —

    Children pick up language much easier than adults. For that reason, it has become commonplace for elementary schools to integrate a bilingual program into the curriculum for students in Kindergarten up through grade five or so. After that, the student can decide whether or not he or she will stick with the Spanish language or […]

    Orlando Magic is Discontinuing Spanish Radio Broadcast

    February 24th, 2013 —

    Orlando Magic is Discontinuing Spanish Radio The Orlando Magic basketball team has been broadcasting its games on Spanish radio since 1997. Each broadcast offers a play-by-play announced by Joey Colon. The broadcasts were originally aired when the team’s managers noticed how many Spanish-speaking citizens were interested in the outcome. Instead of making them seek out […]

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    Google Now Uses Crowdsourcing to Improve Google Translate

    August 4th, 2014 —

    You’ve probably heard of Google Translate. Of course you have. Its options have allowed us to translate simple sentences since 2007. Its user interface was simple, and its minimalistic style was appealing to users. Nowadays, it is one of the most commonly used programs for machine-translating services, and it supports 80 different languages. It can […]

    Unbabel Gets $1.5 M to Improve Machine Translation Service

    August 3rd, 2014 —

    With astounding developments in technology, one cannot help but wonder whether one day, the art of translation will be completely taken over by a certain software. Although current products for such purposes are still unable to provide their users with a completely accurate translation, one can still use them for basic communication with a foreigner. […]

    Fiverr Now Offering Freelance Translation Services

    August 1st, 2014 —

    The Web offers access to large crowds of potential audiences coming from different demographic backgrounds. The more audience you get, the more complex the blend between different backgrounds becomes and your fan base turns into a specific mash of people with one major thing in common - they are all interested into what you have […]

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    5 ways to save big in your translation projects

    January 5th, 2014 —

    Make sure your provider keeps a memory of your translations A professionally managed memory of your translation projects will enable you to save the most over time. Whenever you have a segment repeated being sent to translation, your translation agency should be able to reuse the translation done in the past. This may represent huge savings […]

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    Chinese telecom company finds great success in overseas markets

    January 25th, 2013 —

    Huawei Technologies, a Chinese telecoms equipment company, saw its 2012 global sales increase by 8 percent from the year before, bringing the annual revenue to US$35.4 billion, with the majority of revenue generated from outside its domestic market.