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City University has come to GoLocalise

​Last week our working days were brightened by the visit of Christine Kretschmer, Lecturer at City University in London, and the students of the MA in Audiovisual Translation.​

Read More… Posted on June 21, 2017

Does translation bring people together?

Written by guest blogger Heidi Douglas

​After recent events in London and Manchester, the one thing that stood out was the coming together of families, communities, cities and even the whole country in unity and support of one another. Watching the love and support that grew between people from all backgrounds and situations, a question started to emerge: What unites us?​

Read More… Posted on June 13, 2017

Can translation be taught?

Written by guest blogger Laura Yie

In this blog post, I will be reflecting on a topic which has stirred up much debate among translators in recent years: Can translation be taught? Can university programmes and summer schools really teach students to be good translators?

Read More… Posted on June 7, 2017

The Etymology of Friends

Written by guest blogger Heidi Douglas 

Friend. Amigo. Habib. Ven.

Friend. A simple word, yet one that holds such a multitude of meanings for so many people. This is a word that is said thousands of times a day, around the world and in a huge variety of situations, to people of all backgrounds and cultures and perhaps with a slightly different meaning each time it is used.

Read More… Posted on May 30, 2017

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


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