How to be successful in China – Cultural business tips

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Don’t be that bull in the china shop!   It would be somewhat arrogant and foolish to head east, clutching no more than a suitcase, a wing and a prayer, in pursuit of a new life in a culture that has no bearing to the one you are leaving…

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How many sugars? – Coffee & Culture

Posted by Sam

It’s the early hours of the morning. The alarm clock buzzes. Your eyes can barely open. You crawl out of bed and begin to claw towards the only thing that gives you hope and maybe even a little bit of sanity…coffee. We all have different ways of…

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Qualities of a good business language trainer

Posted by Sam

If you are looking for an effective and engaging language trainer one of the first questions you will probably ask yourself is: how will I know if they are any good at the language they teach? And can they teach me? Let’s take back to your school…

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The Translation Revolution or Computerised Frustration?

Posted by Sam

“No idea what it says – just throw it into Google Translate and that should do the trick” – no doubt if you work within an international business environment this is not an unfamiliar scenario. You’re more than likely probably thinking,…

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Ensuring accuracy in medical translations

Posted by Rob Shimwell

The second instalment of our industry-specific translations blogs focuses around the challenges of translating medical documentation, where any mistake can be life-threatening (dramatic, but true). So within an industry that carries so many risks how…

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Is translating a website worth it?

Posted by Rob Shimwell

Consider this – would you buy from a website that is hard to navigate? Or what if you couldn’t understand the product specifications or benefits in your own language? We understand how critical it is that your website communicates your message…

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Effective strategies for intensive language training

Posted by Rob Shimwell

HR and Learning & Development managers increasingly find it difficult to encourage employees to commit to the ongoing availability needed to learn or improve their language skills. This is due to the demands on employees’ time from complex work…

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