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Christmas Greetings

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Share Afrikaans - ‘n Geseende Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwejaar Arabic - I’d Miilad said oua sana saida Basque - Zorionstsu Eguberri. Zoriontsu Urte Berri On Bangla - Bodo Din Shubh Lamona Bulgarian - Tchestita Koleda; Tchestito Rojdestvo Hristovo Chinese - (Mandarin) Kung His Hsin Nien … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Healthcare Professionals and Interpreters Working Together- Part 2

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Share 1. Interpreters take notes while listening to ensure total recall when relating messages. These are confidential and should be left with the medical professional or destroyed. 2. If the interpreter is delivering simultaneous whispered interpreting (often called chuchotage), try … Continue reading

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Top Tips for Healthcare Professionals and Interpreters Working Together- Part 1

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Share 1. Make sure the interpreter has sufficient information about the proposed conversation prior to the appointment so that they can research terminology. It is best that this is done when booking an interpreter. Remember, medical professionals had to learn … Continue reading

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Multilingualism

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ShareMultilingualism, or the act of using or promoting multiple languages, is now a worldwide phenomenon thanks to globalisation. Multilingual speakers now outnumber monolingual speakers in the world’s population. Although there is some discussion regarding how to define bilingualism or fluency … Continue reading

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Digital Tools to save Endangered Languages?

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Share It is common knowledge among linguists that of the nearly 7,000 languages spoken on Earth, many are in danger of disappearing within the next century. The Foundation for Endangered Languages estimates that between 500 and 1,000 of threatened languages … Continue reading

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