For many people English is second-nature – and growing up here in the UK and later in Australia, in all honesty, it has been one of the only languages that I have ever spoken. While I was going through High School I undertook the study of two foreign languages – French and Mandarin Chinese – and then at University I went on to study German, needless to say if you asked me to speak any of these three languages today I would probably struggle significantly. Continue reading “How to become an English teacher” »
The world over, it is estimated that around 90% of the Muslim population does not look upon the Arabic language as its native one, and despite this, most Muslims boast of some level of proficiency in this language.
Native speakers are predominantly spread across the Middle East and North African nations like Israel, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria, and Yemen. When it comes to the spoken form, there are a number of different mutually unintelligible tongues, which makes it difficult to pinpoint just how many speak any one form. Continue reading “The Arabic language” »
Newest advances in technology may soon make the human interpreter a relict of the past. Microsoft recently launched an English – Chinese translator that is able to make instant translations from spoken English into Chinese. It evens outputs it in the speakers voice. Continue reading “Machines replace human interpreters” »
The size of the translation industry
How big is the market for outsourced translation services? Which are the most demanded languages and what new trends can be identified? These and other questions are to be answered in this blog post wrap up about the translation industry. Continue reading “The market size of the translation industry” »
The 10 best iPhone apps for language learning:
I collected a list of the current 10 best iPhone applications for language learning (in my opinion). Some may be already familiar to you such as Busuu and Babbels app. But there are also some newcomers and real gems like the MindSnacks app that you may want to try out.
I have to add that the listing does not correspond to the ranking of each app. It is more or less a list of the 10 great language learning applications. Please have a look at the list of 10 iPhone/iPad apps I liked the most for language learning and let me know wether you agree or not:
This graphic shows multiple instances of schools across the nation that teach to the test. Test scores and other data collected show how the No Child Left Behind Act hasn’t made much of a difference, if any at all, in the education of our students in the U.S. Continue reading “Does Standardized Testing Help Students?” »
Last week, the UK Government unveiled plans to ensure that all children under the age of seven are taught a foreign language. For many years, Britain has lagged behind its European neighbours when it comes to speaking multiple languages, due in part to the English language’s prevalence across the world, but now the government is looking to rectify that by ensuring that children are better equipped to speak to people from different countries in their native tongue. Continue reading “Foreign Language in Business” »
Learn Spanish in London
Learning Spanish in London can be a tricky experience, especially if you are a tourist or have just put your first foot on the country. Spanish has become an universal language which everybody want to learn. However, being in London, especially as a tourist, can make you ask yourself “Where can I Learn Spanish in London?” Well, in this article you will have the answer to that question. Continue reading “Learn Spanish in London” »
Layman’s Guide: 5 common barriers when learning a foreign language
As with the acquisition of any new skill, learning a new language can be difficult. For those interested in learning a foreign language a number of factors can act as deterrents – so what are they and how can you address them? Continue reading “Barriers learning a Foreign Language” »