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  Multi-Languages Corporation
"Authentic Commitment to Quality"
 

Because We Care
March, 2015
Bulletin 2

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Lost in translation: do interpreter apps work?

"The processor-powered translations still have far to go".
 

"The machine can start understanding you quite well and, if your sentences are short and well recognised, the translation system… may make a good job. But, if you start talking unexpected things with a lot of colloquialism, then the whole system breaks down."

2002 riots: Translation errors delay hearing on Zakia's appeal

"The HC on Monday adjourned the hearing on the revision application for two months. After initial problem with translation, the HC expressed dissatisfaction with quality and ordered its registry to get the documents translated".

It is more efficient and cost effective to do it right from the beginning. 
When getting Fresh with your staff gets hopelessly lost in translation

"Staff were told that even if they are working alongside a colleague from the same country, they should refrain from using their native language. The memo also warned employees heard speaking anything other than English could be "subject to disciplinary action". Even a word out of place, it seemed, would trigger a crackdown by the in-store language police".
Humber College Language Interpreter Training Certificate Program & PLAR Information Sessions

Individuals interested in becoming interpreters will learn about:
  • The courses in the program
  • Entrance requirements
  • Necessary language skills
  • Interpreter skills assessment
  • Class locations
  • Length of program, dates and times
  • Prior learning credentials evaluation and industry collaborations
  • Careers as interpreters
Do you know the health benefits of Yoga?

  • Improves flexibility
  • Makes you happier
  • Inner peace
  • Better awareness
  • Increased energy
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved fitness
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Slows heart rate
  • Perfects your posture
  • Better bone health
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Expands lung capacity
  • Provides relaxation
  • Improves balance
  • Helps you sleep
  • Improved blood flow
  • Builds muscle strength

These benefits are mainly related to 1 of the 8 pillars of yoga, the Asana or physical practice, for more information about the other pillars you can watch the video from the presentation we had at our annual conference:

Video Violaine Tourny: Applied Yoga for Interpreters & Translators from the 2014 Multi-Languages Conference
 

Note: Health tips were compiled by Lola Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your physician first.
Content from non-profit associations

We are glad to support the work of non-profit associations working towards the improvement of the translation and interpreting field. If you have events or news to share, we will be happy to publish them at no cost.

Strangers learn sign language to give deaf man one morning without barriers

"A young man in Istanbul, who leaves home one morning with his sister only to encounter a series of strangers communicating with him in sign language".

The YouTube video has been watched by almost 2 million people
Lost In Google Translation: A Walk Through Bensonhurst With Google’s New App

Google Translate (or similar applications) will never replace human translation, this is a simple example:

"Google Translate, which recently released a new and improved version of its mobile app, allowing user to “visually translate” signs into any language. The new feature was tested on a walk through Bensonhurst – which is densely populated by many different immigrant and cultural groups – it was found that Google Translate is more like a funny, confused friend with somewhat poor grammatical skills".
Useful links and resources

  • Links to professional associations in translation and interpretation
    • International, Canada and the United States
    • Other associations and groups
  • Translation and Interpretation resources
    • Videos from our YouTube Channel, articles, glossaries
  • Personal Empowerment resources
  • Links to other playlists in our YouTube Channel
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