Happy International Translation Day 2013!

International Translation Day, also known as St. Jerome's Day, is celebrated by language professionals on 30th September each year. St Jerome, considered to be the patron saint of translators and interpreters worldwide, translated the Bible from Greek and Hebrew

International Translation Day 2012 around Europe

Today's post is of course dedicated to Sep 30th - International Translation Day. Here's a brief overview of the various events organised in celebration of ITD 2012 across Europe. In London, several British literary organizations are hosting a special symposium to mark

More practical tips for effective foreign language learning

Wow – if this space isn't more deserted than a desert (pun intended), I don't know what is! With many new assignments and interesting new projects going on lately here at Carel, I hadn’t even realized a whole

Learning a foreign language: experience-derived tips (part II)

Today we’ll focus again on some more practical tips for learning a foreign language – in continuation of our first post of this series. 1. Time management: yes, the constant lack of time is a chronic issue for

Here’s to all the ladies!

In honor of March 8th – International Women’s day, today’s post is of course dedicated to all the ladies. Being a woman myself, I couldn’t help but

International Mother Language Day 2012

International Mother Language Day is observed every year on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. The International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the