Most definitely you have experienced first-hand a night of what I call “bed brainstorming”. It is the phenomenon where you try to lay down and sleep, but your brain is still in hyperdrive and random questions jump in your mind and keep you awake. Such a question kept me awake for a bit last night.… Read More Most spoken languages in the world, by number of native speakers
The word “multitasking” defines the performance of multiple tasks at one time. In common sense, the job requires a person who is good at multitasking. In the business world, multitasking is a must-have skill for any employee, yet most workers feel they are being asked to do too many tasks because people have never learned exactly how… Read More HOW MULTITASKING CAN BE USEFUL FOR A JOB
The Greek language is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages and it has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, 3.400 years or more of written records. Since c. 800 BC, this language has been written with the Greek Alphabet, which was formed out of the Phoenician script and was… Read More A short introduction to Modern Greek, its alphabet and structure.
Do you know that in Japan they use four types of script? Well, they can use Hiragana, katakana, kanji and romaji all together in just one sentence and we use each of them for different purposes. The Hiragana script is the basic Japanese phonetic script, it represents every sound in the Japanese language and it… Read More The use of Katakana for English words transcription.
“Do you study foreign languages at university? Oh well, then you should be able to translate and interpret everything as well!” “Translation and interpreting? Aren’t they the same thing?”. How many times have you been told or asked these questions? If you are a translator or an interpreter, or even a language student, you surely… Read More Translation and Interpreting: a comparative analysis
台湾与中国的差异 Vs. 你会说中文吗？(Do you speak Chinese?) When I first arrived in Taiwan, I would answer this question saying: 我会说一点儿中文 (I speak a little bit of Chinese). Very soon I learned, that in Taiwan people would realize I learned the Mainland Chinese when I said… Read More The Republic of China vs. The People’s Republic of China
In today’s article, we will provide you with specific tips on how to be successful at your job interview. The job interview is always an important part of your job application procedure and it can be a crucial factor which decides whether you will get your dream job or not. Your task is to be… Read More 10 tips to ace your job interview
WHAT IS SIGN LANGUAGE? According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, Sign Language is “a system of hand and body movements representing words, used by and to people who cannot hear or talk”. 2. A BIT OF HISTORY Charles Michel De L’Eppe, a French cleric, was considered to be the “Father of Sign Language and Deaf… Read More 8 FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SIGN LANGUAGES