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ALC News
Friday, September 18, 2020
Advocacy: Value-add for the Language Industry »
The Language Industry Needs Advocacy. Your elected representatives & appointed officials decide many issues which affect...
Thursday, August 27, 2020
ALC Retains First Industry Association Lobbyist Dr. Bill Rivers »
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release August 26, 2020 Contact: Rick Antezana, ALC President President@ALCUS....
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
ALC Announces ScheduleInterpreter® as Official Event Sponsor for 2020 ALC Virtual Summit »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOREST HILL, MARYLAND (August 7, 2020) – The Association of Language Companies (ALC) ann...
Friday, July 31, 2020
Amendment to AB 1850 »
July 30, 2020 Dear Chairman Hill, Members of the California Senate Committee on Labor, Public Employment, and Retiree...
Friday, July 24, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Benefits of Having an ALC Membership »
The year 2020 will be remembered as the year the Language Industry faced changes and new challenges. The ALC has been at t...

Friday, December 21, 2018
Cracking the Chinese market requires patience and localization, Western executives say »
To break into China and expand their businesses in Asia, companies need to establish a long-...
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Lessons in building a language industry startup »
Conventional wisdom shows that two-thirds of  startups will stall  at some point within the VC...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Translation, localization, transcreation: What’s the difference? »
For an industry that sells language, the world of professional translation isn’t always clear in...
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, skilled translators and inte...
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...

Current Events
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
The impact of climate change on language loss »
Images of extreme weather and alarming headlines about climate change have become &nb...
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Is Machine Translation Essential to U.S. National Security? »
Machine translation and, more broadly, natural language processing, have become an &...
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...

Industry Standouts
Friday, September 28, 2018
Language Services Market will touch a new level in upcoming year »
The report starts with an overview of the global Language Services market. This section...
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...

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 Ramsey County Library...
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...

Thursday, November 22, 2018
Why language is crucial to succeeding in new markets »
When it comes to internationalising your company, there are numerous factors to bear in mind...
Sunday, November 11, 2018
A New Law In Latvia Aims To Preserve National Language By Limiting Russian In Schools »
A cacophony of languages fills Riga's historic center, as foreign tourists pack the cobblestone...
Monday, November 5, 2018
What is the best age to learn a new language? »
It’s a busy autumn morning at the Spanish Nursery, a bilingual nursery school in north London....
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Can the language of the Vikings fight off the invasion of English? »
“Coffee and kleina,” reads a large sign at a roadside coffee shop by one of the main roads in...
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Millennial Aboriginal Australians have developed their own language »
MILLENNIALS, IN A WAY, ARE  a firmly bilingual group, thanks in no small part to...

Thursday, December 20, 2018
All you wanted to know about email localization »
Why Be Bothered at All with Email Localization?   The an...

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