Learning a new language offers a great number of benefits. For one thing, it exposes you to different cultures. In this age of globalization thanks to rapid technological advancements, we are all much more likely to interact with those from other countries and cultures. Social media, for instance, has connected the world, making it possible to make friends from anywhere around the globe. (more…)
Learning another language can be a challenge; it involves dedication, determination, and the ability to keep going even when you make mistakes. But it’s also extremely rewarding and can lead to a lot of professional opportunities that monolinguals can only dream of. We’re going to take a look at some of the many reasons why languages are so important for a successful career. (more…)
These days when you open up a search engine looking for information about learning foreign languages, you get thousands of results, from advice on learning methods and styles to fun apps and games to help achieve your goals. (more…)
Whatever the reason that you decided to learn another language, it doesn’t have to be tedious and painful. Games are the ideal way to both learn and enjoy the process. After all, if it’s fun, you are much more likely to keep doing it. And you are more likely to remember what you learn. (more…)
As translators, our language knowledge is our main tool. Ideally we become more proficient in all our languages, including our mother tongue, throughout our lifetime, but that is not necessarily the case. Just as our computers and CAT tools need updating, so do our linguistic skills. (more…)
Just like literature, cinema is a great way to set off on a journey of discovery into other cultures, languages and ways of life. This interest in capturing other perspectives through the camera lens has produced many classic and modern films dealing with the subject of translation, either as a subject matter in itself or as a backdrop for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
The latest movie to be hitting our screens that directly involves translation is a French film, The Translators, out later this month. This movie, which puts translators at the heart of its thrilling action got us thinking about other films where translation makes an appearance. Check out our top 10!