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May, 2015
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Lost in Translation: Several Italian-language experts have confirmed that Francis actually told Abbas that he "may" or "could" be an "angel of peace," in an attempt to persuade him to return to peace talks with Israel.

Theories of directional equivalence in translation

Anthony Pym on theories of directional equivalence in translation. There are many types of equivalences. Do we want the translation to be linguistically equivalent to the source text or do we want functional equivalence? What other types?

Write a Google Review about Multi-Languages to enter our Free raffle

We are continuously striving to do better. We love to hear from you, translators, interpreters, clients, conference attendees and other colleagues who have had interactions with us, we would like to hear about your experience working with us, our values, our activities, etc.

We are conducting a free raffle during the month of May, every person who posts a Google Review will be automatically entered to win one of the 4 prizes:

  1. Chapter's or Amazon's $75 gift certificate
  2. Book: Man's Search for Meaning - Dr. Victor Frankl
  3. Book: The Power of Intention -Dr. Wayne Dyer
  4. Book: Money Master the Game - Anthony Robbins

Please send us an email to [email protected] as soon as you submit your review (by May 30th).

If you don't have a Google account, you can email us your testimonial. 

Winners will be announced in our newsletter the first week of June.

New ideas and questions are always welcome. For more detailed feedback, we invite you to fill out our feedback form.

We look forward to hearing from you!  

Shanghai sets out to correct 'Chinglish' signs
GET THE MESSAGE? Signs featuring poorly translated English are a common sight in China. To regulate such translations, Shanghai has established an online platform for the public to obtain correct translations and report inaccurate ones. 

Do you know some of the benefits of High-intensity interval training (HIIT)?
A short intense workout 3 times a week could be better than exercising daily in a less effective way.  

  • It is efficient
  • Burns more fat
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • No equipment necessary
  • You'll lose weight, not muscle
  • Increases metabolism
  • Supports aerobic and anaerobic fitness
  • Improves blood pressure 
  • Improves cholesterol profiles
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.
Mark your calendars for the Multi-Languages Annual Conference!
When: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Where: University of Toronto
Registration will open August 15 at 9 am

"Opening day of the film in China on Tuesday sparks numerous complaints over inaccuracies in the official Chinese subtitles for the Hollywood blockbuster's English dialogue"

Several scenes were mistranslated:
"Iron Man tries to rally the troops to fight to the death with the line "We may not make it out of this," but for some reason this is translated in Chinese as "Let's back off now." which is not only inaccurate but the opposite of the source text intent. 
Do you want to work with us as a Community Interpreter?   

We are currently recruiting interpreters with experience in legal settings.

If you want to apply to work as a Community Interpreter you will need to fulfil the following minimum criteria:

  • College Certificate or University degree in one of your language combinations.
  • Language interpreting test CILISAT / ILSAT / CTTIC (if available in your language).
  • Interpreting Training – minimum 100 hours core training
  • Language Interpreting Training Certificate LITP (180 hours) an asset (it will be mandatory in the near future, this is the program we support and promote)
  • 5 years of part time or 3 years full time documented experience. Please include total number of hours per year and your specialization.
  • References for interpretation work.
  • Participation in professional development activities an asset.
  • Aptitude for interpreting.
  • For those working the healthcare sector, an additional Medical Terminology training is required.
  • Membership with the Association of Professional Language Interpreters APLI an asset
  • All interpreters need to fully abide by the National Standard Guide for Community Interpreting Services (NSGCIS)
 We will only respond to those who qualify.

Read full hiring criteria requirements from Multi-Languages 
Who do you need to contact at Multi-Languages?

Lola Bendana

Director - Ext.222

Ann Menoudakis
Interpretation - Ext.223

Mariolga Urdaneta
Translation/Revision/Braille Ext.224

Kevin Gonsalves
Desktop Publishing (DTP)/Audio/Video/Transcription Ext.226

Sergio E. Bendana
Business Development/Accounting
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We are Certified by the Canadian Standards for Translation Services (Canadian General Standards Board approved by the Standards Council of Canada) CAN CGSB  131.10-2008 and by the European Quality Standards for Translation Services EN 15038.


We fully abide and are certified under the National Standard Guide for Community Interpreting Services – NSGCIS

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Multi-Languages is the first translation and interpreting agency in Toronto to obtain accreditation by the Better Business Bureau!

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  • Honor Promises 
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  • Embody Integrity

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Multi-Languages has been accredited with the BBB as of October 2013


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