Understanding Language Acquisition: How Is Language Learned?

  |  October 10, 2018

Get a better understanding of language acquisition.

How do people learn languages? Do some simply have a gift for learning a language as an adult? Or do they just work harder at language acquisition? Whatever the reasons, approximately 40 percent of the world’s population speak only one language. In spite of this, many people extol the benefits of learning a new language—to... Read More

New to Translation Services? Here’s Your User Guide

  |  October 3, 2018

Here’s a user guide for translation services.

Whether your business is moving into a global marketplace for the first time—or you’re just now creating content that needs to reach an audience speaking a different language—exploring translation services can feel overwhelming. You will have questions about where to begin, how to begin, what materials should be translated, and in what order. And, of... Read More

Untranslatable: When Foreign Phrases Don’t Translate to English

  |  September 19, 2018

What happens when you encounter untranslatable words?

Words are the human framework for expression, but despite our best efforts, there are some phrases in other languages that just don’t translate into English—and vice versa. These untranslatable words are nothing new to experienced translators who know the vagaries of human language. Many linguists maintain that any given culture can only be fully understood... Read More

A Look at Historical Facts About Document Translation

  |  September 12, 2018

Check out these interesting facts about document translation.

Imagining a world without document translation casts our thinking back to the Tower of Babel myth in Genesis 11 of the Christian Bible. In this story, God confuses the languages of all the people building a tower to reach heaven so they can no longer communicate and work together. Understandably, they then become scattered. From... Read More