Chicago is bidding to host the 2016 Olympics but they have had to change their official slogan from ‘Stir The Soul’ to ‘Let Friendship Shine’ over problems with mistranslation in some countries.
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The 11-plus examination is the entrance test for Grammar Schools. In Northern Ireland they are debating as to whether or not an Irish translation of the exam should be provided. According to the BBC an Irish language education body has requested that all schools provide suitable translations for the test so that it is fair. […]
The Danish Culture Ministry has announced that there is no need to pass language protection laws in Denmark at this time, but that other steps should be taken to protect the Danish language. According to the Copenhagen Post Online, the announcement marks the conclusion of a special government committee investigation into whether or not the […]
The internet giant Facebook has dramatically increased its target market by introducing Arabic and Hebrew. Many people will now find this social networking website much easier to use. They conquered many problems during the production of the site into these languages including changing the sites layout so that it reads right to left and producing […]
Sergei Lavrov had a laugh at Hilary Clinton on Friday when she gave him a small token gift.
A screening of the 1974 R-rated film Flesh Gordon has upset David McNarry an Ulster Unionist Party member and other members of the Stormont Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee.
The city of Chicago in the USA has found that as a new influx of refugees settle in the city their translation needs are increasingly difficult to meet especially in a time of financial crisis. There are growing communities of people from Iran, Burma and Burundi along with a whole host of other nations. New […]
Fluency in a foreign language is an excellent, useful skill to have. Unfortunately, many teenagers see language learning as just another chore, especially if they are having difficulty grasping the concepts. Studies have shown that listening to native speakers makes it easier for your brain to pick up a new language. However, it’s hard to […]
The 21st February was the tenth International Mother Language Day. The day was officially named so by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
Americans are not known for being avid consumers of foreign literature. In fact, last year, only about 2 or 3% of new titles published in the US were translations of titles by non-English-speaking authors. However, as the New York Times reports, an independent publishing company called Europa Editions has had quite a bit of success […]
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