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Should Non-Standard English be Used in Subtitles?

Written by guest blogger Laura Yie

One of the unique things about subtitling is that it takes spoken language and puts it into a written form. But with so many dialects and colloquialisms deviating from the norms of written English, should subtitles convert dialogue into standard written English, or stay true to what is actually being said?

Read More… Posted on May 24, 2017

‘How you going?’

Written by guest blogger Heidi Douglas

Australia is always a popular destination for Brits looking for a holiday or a move abroad. It has the sunshine, white sandy beaches, crystal clear blue ocean and a better work-life balance than the UK. it also has something else that is very helpful: the same language as home. Or does it?

Read More… Posted on May 16, 2017

Eurovision has arrived!


Forget about Brexit. Forget about the General Election. Forget about Trump and his wall. Forget about inflation and skyrocketing prices in the house market. In fact, forget about everything. It’s Eurovision week!



Read More… Posted on May 10, 2017

Who are Heritage Language Learners?

​It’s likely that you know someone who speaks a second language, or maybe you do as well. How did you or your friend learn this language?  Was it at school, at an academy? Perhaps only at home? ​

Read More… Posted on April 26, 2017

Language Fun Facts: Russian Edition

It might seem obvious that each language has its own difficulties. Languages can be so different from one another that some linguistic aspects of one language can seem odd and amusing to another nation. Let’s have some fun with Russian.

Read More… Posted on April 19, 2017

Chocolate eggs and Matzah brei

It’s that time of year when the supermarkets get filled with eggs, chocolate and cute chicks as the western world prepares to celebrate Easter. But what other celebrations are happening this time of year?

Read More… Posted on April 11, 2017

Branching off from Indo-European Languages

Have you ever wondered where languages come from? You will probably be surprised to learn that most languages belong to one group of languages that are classified as Indo-European.

Read More… Posted on April 5, 2017

The Task of Localising Harry Potter

​It’s likely that you’ve read one or all of the Harry Potter books, perhaps even multiple times. But have you ever wondered how J.K. Rowling’s brilliant plays on words were localised for different countries worldwide?​

Read More… Posted on March 29, 2017

English as a Lingua Franca

With the increase of globalisation, in the past few decades we have found ourselves communicating more and more with people with different native languages and the need to find a common language arose. Although some have tried to concoct a language that would serve this purpose, English has now become the means of communication among speakers of different mother tongues.


Read More… Posted on March 22, 2017

The Holi Festival of Colours

​You may have noticed that the days are starting to get longer and the colours around us are getting brighter. Today, as we enjoy a lovely March sunny day, we’d like to tell you about the Holi Festival of Colours.​

Read More… Posted on March 14, 2017


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