Why Schools Need Professional Interpreting & Document Translation

As school populations grow more ethnically and culturally diverse, the importance of document translation and interpreting services to overcome communication challenges grows as well. In districts, like we have here in the greater Chicago area, with language diversity, these challenges are felt by both sides: First, by parents who must cope with an environment where they aren’t fluent in the...

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Translation Fun at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games

With over 200 countries participating in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, translation is a must! Here are some fun facts. Three Official Languages at the 2018 Winter Olympics At the Olympics, there are always two official languages – English and French. The others assigned are based on the host country’s official language, which in this case is Korean. While there are...

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3 Benefits Only Professional Translators Can Provide

Google Translate is fast food compared to a professional translator. We’ve talked about this before and it is still our (we are not alone) opinion that humans produce a superior result. So why do we still see so many going with the convenience of a product that produces the kind of disappointing results that habitual fast food eaters are all too familiar with? Now, to be honest, Google...

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What Are the Differences Between Interpreting & Translation?

In order to grow, organizations need to communicate with their customer audiences in their native language, whether that is to attract global audiences or a local population in the language they prefer to speak. This may involve interpretation of your content, translation, or both. As closely related linguistic fields, the two processes are often cited interchangeably—but each has a distinct...

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Why ASL Interpreting Is So Important

Some version of sign language has existed throughout the course of human civilization. However, it was not until the 17th century that the Western world saw a systematic study of the teaching and learning of sign language.  In 1620, a Spanish priest by the name of Juan Pablo Bonet published the first modern text to propose a method of educating deaf children through the use of manual signs.  His...

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Translating Safety in Your Workplace

According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the employment of translators and interpreters is expected to grow by 29 percent from 2014 to 2024. This is attributed to an increase in globalization along with a more diverse population in the United States. A more diverse population may also mean an increase in multilingual employees or employees with...

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Medical Interpreter Training Program-Fall 2017

Medical Interpreter Training Program-Fall Schedule-2017October 28-29, November 11-12, November 18-19 (weekend schedule) Hours: 8:30 am until 5:00 pm For more information, please submit an inquiry form which can be accessed at http://www.metaphrasislcs.com/contact/ or call 815-464-1423.

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Top Five Industries Benefitting from Translation

We have been living in a digital age for a couple of decades in which global communication is more of a regularity than an anomaly now. Domestically and abroad, language and culture play a huge role in business. Communication with clients, customers and partners doesn’t have to be difficult. That’s where language services play a valuable part in the translation of important documents and...

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Language Diversity Affects EVERY Business: Whether You Know It Or Not

In order for businesses to communicate effectively with all of their employees and consumers, it is a good idea to gain thorough understanding of the current language diversity in the United States. There are more than 300 languages which are relatively common in the US, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. You can see evidence of this diversity in everything from the bilingual signs...

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Multilingual Marketing – Reach More Customers With Your Message

Your clients, customers & audiences may need you to make more effort…in language that is. When marketing, there’s a natural expectation that organizations will make an effort to understand the language & cultural differences among various customer populations, countries & cultures. Are you overlooking this important aspect of marketing?...

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