Simon Goodwin, Translation Services at Language Connections

Employee Spotlight: Simon Goodwin, Translation Services Project Manager at Language Connections

Welcome to the fourth installment in our Language Connections employee spotlight interview series! We’ll be talking to employees about their experiences working at this language service provider, their passions for localization, translation services, and interpreter services. This month, we’re featuring our Translation Project Manager, Simon Goodwin. Read more about how ...
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winter holidays

Winter Holidays Around the World

Language Connections shares six different holiday celebrations from around the world. Sviata Vechera - Ukraine In Ukraine, Christmas celebrations begin on the 2nd January and Christmas is on January 7th. Many traditions can be traced back to pre-Christian times. On Christmas Eve, there is a massive feast known as Sviata ...
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language and gender

Does Gender Determine Language?

In some languages it is common for men and women to use different lexical items to mean the same thing.  Language and gender are deeply and ostensibly intertwined.  So two words that effectively refer to the same idea or object are selected by the speaker based on their gender ...
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Thanksgiving

Going Bananas on Thanksgiving

Although Thanksgiving may seem quintessentially American, other countries and cultures also have their own versions of the holiday. Originally celebrated in October, Thanksgiving in the US was a time to give thanks for the harvest in preparation of the winter season ahead. Several other cultures around the globe also have their own unique harvest celebrations. Here ...
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national coffee day

Top 10 Coffee Consumers By Country

In winter, when the weather is cold and sunlight is scarce in many countries, coffee is a must-have to get through the day. Coffee is drunk in almost every country in the world, and people in some countries drink more of it than others. Language Connections presents you with the ...
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veterans day celebration

Veterans Day Celebration

Veterans Day is a public holiday in the United States honoring military veterans of all wars in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other similar holidays, Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, which are celebrated in other countries to mark the end of the World War I. It was ...
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Language Service Provider

Employee Spotlight: Xenia Sergeeva, Interpreting Project Manager at Language Connections

Welcome to the third installment in our Language Connections employee spotlight interview series! We’ll be talking to employees about their experiences working at this language service provider, their passions for localization, translation services, and interpreter services. This month, we’re featuring our Interpreting Project Manager, Xenia Sergeeva. Read more about how ...
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Halloween Traditions

Halloween Traditions Around the World

One of the world's oldest holidays, Halloween, is still widely celebrated today. It is especially popular in the United States, where more than 60% of the population decorate their homes and offices for Halloween. While customs vary from country to country, from honoring one's ancestors to trick or treating in scary ...
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medical interpreting challenges

Constant Surprises: Life in Medical Interpreting

Going through a medical interpreter training can give you the skills you need to succeed, but they can’t always prepare you for the intense days you’re signing up for.  As staff at a hospital, you never know what kind of injuries, illnesses, or appointments you’ll be witnessing!  This is especially ...
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British English vs American English - Difference in British and American English

Are You an English Bilingual? British English vs American English

In this increasingly globalized world, or globalised, using the correct form of English is paramount. The population of the US is over 300 million, while the UK is home to over 60 million people, therefore businesses must know the difference between British English vs American English.  ...
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