French Language Anxiety

With each passing day I get closer to traveling to Papua New Guinea to climb the Carstensz Pyramid, a twenty plus day journey to its peak, I am filled with excitement – of both kinds! Included with all the fun and anticipation I am experiencing as I prepare for this climb, I have some French language anxiety as the date…

Making Philanthropy Central to our Translation Business Model

We  make philanthropy an  important part of our business model. Giving back to our community has several benefits and here are just a couple of them. First, it benefits the organization we choose to donate to, and performing a charitable act without the expectation of getting anything back in return is a worthwhile reward in itself. But also relationships are formed with potential…

Tok Pisin, the Language of Papua New Guinea

Tok Pisin is one of the three national languages of Papua New Guinea. As I prepare to climb the Carstensz Pyramide in the Fall of 2017, I have started to make myself I cheat chit to travel with. Tok Pisin is a form of Melanesian Pidgin English which was established in the early 1800's as a result of increased travel…

In what language is the label written in?

A recent visit to a Metro supermarket left a shopper wondering in what language was the label written in. The culprit: The Portuguese Style Frozen Vegetable Mix, from Ferma is the cause of the bewilderment. Language is written in a store label not clear in ANY language. We tried figuring out where the issue originated, but we must say we are very confused.…

Importance of Language Translators in International Business

Language translation is an important aspect for companies to develop as they spread their reach overseas. There is a great potential for any business to grow rapidly when it expands its services internationally. However, growing internationally is not as easy as it seems. There are many small intricacies and minute details that may often be overlooked. One of these details,…

Steps That Translation Companies Should Follow to Deliver Successful Language Translation

What do we understand by a successful language translation? A basic understanding of the source and target language is the first and the most important reason for professional language translation services to adopt. A translating company can gain customers and goodwill when it is successfully operating.Any client seeking for translation companies will assess the functioning of the translation company and…

Learn a Language Fast: 3 Great Ways to Improve Your Speaking Abilities

In my years of being a language instructor I have met thousands of students who have spent years learning a language but who cannot speak a lick of it. Sure, their test scores are off the charts, and they understand grammar points that even many native speakers don't fully grasp. Their lack of speaking skills can be attributed, of course,…

Learning To Speak A Foreign Language

The emperor Charlemagne explained: "To speak another language is to possess another soul."Knowing an extra or a third language is not only just a utter joy but one of the best ways to enhance oneself as a individual and help make your self much more useful in the international marketplace ( not to mention the global dating stage!)Rocket Languages is…

Language Translation – Why Translation Services Are Essential to Your Business Future

As the world continues to become increasingly globalized, more and more businesses are finding themselves needing language translation. Even small businesses, once thought of as a strictly local concern, have found their goods and services opened up to a global market, and that means they need to be able to communicate in the language of their customers. The problem is…

Effective Diversity Management in the Multicultural Workplace – The Language Challenge

If you manage large groups of immigrants, refugees or foreign workers (nonnative speakers, or NNS), you might not know it but a big part of your job is actually language management. By language management, I don't just mean offering English as a Second Language (ESL) training to the NNS (although this is something that many managers of linguistically diverse workforces…