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What does it mean to be fluent in another language?

What does it mean to be fluent in another language?

What Am I? We are all familiar with the situation – pen hovering over two check boxes – while you debate over which one to tick. Proficient? Or fluent? You can speak another language, and have maybe even helped interpret for a friend, but can you really...
September 30 – International Translation Day

September 30 – International Translation Day

Welcome to the new website and blog for Bilingual Communications! We are proud and excited about the new look. We chose to launch this blog in conjunction with the global celebration of International Translation day. The UN designated September 30th as International...
Machine Translation

Machine Translation

We will be the first to admit it – Google translate has its uses. As it currently supports over a hundred languages, getting the gist of a foreign word or phrase you encounter has never been easier. But machine translating text, with no human involvement, is...
Shorthand and the Consecutive Interpreter

Shorthand and the Consecutive Interpreter

It may look like another language, but we promise it’s not! This is the speed writing method of shorthand. What is shorthand? Used by journalists, court transcribers, and interpreters for many years, shorthand is a helpful tool for today’s consecutive interpreter....