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ALC News
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
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...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
News: Facebook Files Patent for Machine Learning Dialect Identification »
On August 28th, Facebook filed a patent for "Machine Learning Dialect Identification" with the U.S. Patent & Trademark...

Industry Standouts
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
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...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Court Interpretation in California Goes Virtual »
By Slator A court interpreter going to the wrong court and delaying proceedings may be a thing of the past if a tri...
Monday, March 27, 2017
Interpreter translates for Spanish-speakers at free clinic »
By Journal Review The man was a “walking coma.” Staff at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Free Clinic had ordered lab tests f...
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Alaska Court System gets first official Yup’ik interpreter »
In the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, where Yup’ik is the primary spoken language, the Alaska Court Syste...

Languages
Monday, July 16, 2018
Second languages spoken by countries around the world »
Do you know what your country or region's second language is? And if so, do you know how...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Why it’s okay for bilingual children to mix languages »
Few would consider mastering more than one language a bad idea. In fact, research points to...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Government launch new “action plan” for Irish language »
The Government has launched a five year “Action Plan” for the Irish language which sets out...
Monday, July 9, 2018
Switzerland's mysterious fourth language »
Discurras ti rumantsch?   Despite Romansh being one...
Friday, July 6, 2018
How to count every language in India »
In 1898, George A. Grierson, an Irish civil servant and philologist, undertook the first ever...

Localization
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Marketing to the US: The land of opportunity (and savvy and demanding customers) »
Most articles on global marketing talk about how to conquer Asia, Europe, etc. And why not?...
Friday, June 1, 2018
How game localization help companies reach into new markets »
Video games have become a worldwide phenomenon. This has led to video game localization...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
World Cup diary – Localizing the product to BetRegal’s target markets »
  “Isn’t localization just translating some sentences?” Would you believe I actually uttere...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization in Translation: Before, Now, and Then or Why You Need it Today »
By Linkedin Localization—as a business—has undergone many changes in the past few years. Just like most language...
Monday, October 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Localization and translation: The biggest mistakes you’re probably making (webinar) »
By Venturebeat International marketing fails are legendary — and show that even mega brands can blunder big time wh...

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