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ALC News
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
US Language Industry Intensifies Lobbying Against ‘Independent Contractor’ Ruling »
In early August 2018, a  group of language industry representatives went to Washington...
Tuesday, August 21, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Kathleen Diamond Shares ALC Bridge's "Creation Story" in NACE Newsletter »
ALC Board Member, Kathleen Diamond, Principal Consultant With Kathleen Diamond and Co, Shares ALC Bridge's "Creation Story...
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Washington Leaders Forum »
Event Overview In partnership with the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), the Association of Language...
Friday, June 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bridging America’s Language Gap: A Call to Action »
ALC is proud to be a signatory on a Call to Action urging greater support in the US for languages in addition to English....
Monday, September 18, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ALC and Elia Form New Association Partnership »
      The Association of Language Companies (ALC) a...

Business
Friday, June 22, 2018
As the Earth feels ever smaller, demand for translators and interpreters skyrockets »
The United States is becoming more globalized and interconnected each day. As a result,...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
More than words: Using marketing transcreation to reach global audiences »
It’s one of the first rules of marketing: engage your target audience. When it comes to...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The stunning variety of job titles in the language industry »
Having recently delved into The Language Industry According to LinkedIn , we also took a...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Language Industry According to LinkedIn »
  Professional networking site LinkedIn has continued to grow since it was acquired by Micr...
Friday, April 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
8 Ways Project Managers Can Help to Grow a Language Service Provider »
  When asked about growth plans, which language service provider (LSP) worth its salt would...

Current Events
Friday, September 7, 2018
The emoji report »
Using Brandwatch’s new emoji analysis, we collected and analyzed every emoji published on...
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Why this Texas hospital system is doubling down on hiring in-house interpreters »
The Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, is on a recruitment drive, seeking...
Monday, April 17, 2017
ASTM F43 Standard--We Need Your Vote! »
Dear Fellow ALC Members and Travelers, I want to express my sincere pleasure in having met so many of you in Sonoma at...
Monday, December 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Cherokee Language Creator to be Honored on $1 Coin »
By News on 6 The United States Mint released the design that will appear on the reverse (tails) of the Native American...
Monday, November 14, 2016
Arrival: A Linguist’s Dream Movie »
One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when Dr. Banks explains why languages are so difficult. Linguists often get a b...

Industry Standouts
Friday, September 14, 2018
The comma that cost companies millions »
If you’re texting a loved one or dashing off an email to a colleague, the cost of misplacing a...
Friday, January 13, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
ASTM Update--We Need Your Vote on January 16! »
ASTM F43.05 has another ballot that will open on Monday, January 16, for LSC’s. Please vote as soon as the ASTM F43.05 bal...
Thursday, July 14, 2016
How this 32-year-old interpreter became Alhambra’s Weibo, WeChat guru »
Walter Yu didn’t set out to become a Chinese social media expert, but that’s what has happened to the court interpreter fr...

International News
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Facebook launches Inuktut translation option to ease access for Inuit users »
Facebook is making it easier for speakers of Inuit languages to connect with one another...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Ending the Swiss government’s 40 cent minimum translation rate »
Imagine if you were to bid for a CHF 6.5m (USD 6.57m) piece of public sector translation...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Britons say 'Thank You' more than anyone else in the world »
When it comes to manners, Britain is as famed as it is mocked for its unrelenting penchant for...
Friday, April 20, 2018
25 Cultural and Natural Wonders in Danger »
  Each year the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization recognizes...
Wednesday, July 19, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spain Wants Jamaica to Make Spanish a Second Language »
By Jamaica Observer Spain's Secretary for International Cooperation, Fernando Garcia Casas, thinks bilateral cooperat...

Interpreting
Monday, August 27, 2018
No court interpreters for many indigenous immigrants »
TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) — Though the Trump administration touts its immigration stance as zero...
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Why the people who serve as interpreters in Minnesota courts are not happy with Minnesota courts »
On a recent evening, Rica Highers arrived a little early to set up the community room inside the...
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Interpreter trial ensures hospitals are no longer places where Aboriginal people 'go to die' »
Many Aboriginal people feel like hospital is a place where they "go to die" but a &n...
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Vicarious trauma and the professional interpreter »
Imagine yourself in a situation where it is entirely your responsibility to ensure that someone...
Monday, April 17, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services »
By KPBS More than six months after it was approved, a state assembly bill funding a study on language interpretation...

Languages
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The race to save the world's disappearing languages »
On a residential block at the border between Brooklyn and Queens,  Gottscheer Hall  appears like a mirage from 1...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Most European students are learning a foreign language in school while Americans lag »
Students throughout the United States and Europe face many similar tasks throughout their...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
A new app interprets sign language for the Amazon Echo »
The convenience of the Amazon Echo smart speaker only goes so far. Without any sort &n...
Monday, August 13, 2018
What’s a language, anyway? »
What’s the difference between a language and a dialect? Is there some kind of technical...
Thursday, August 9, 2018
UK students are slowly ditching French and German in favor of Spanish and Chinese »
For a Brit trying to decide which foreign language to learn, French has long been an obvious...

Localization
Monday, September 3, 2018
Localization is shaping the future of digital India, KPMG reports »
Consulting and auditing giant KPMG released a report on the  digital trends shaping India  in...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Hyper-localization is key To FinTech expansion »
Payoneer may be one of the biggest FinTech companies you’ve never heard of. There is...

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