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Teaching Arabic in French Schools to Halt Radicalization

Teaching Arabic in French Schools to Halt Radicalization Quartz (NY) (09/25/18) Timsit, Annabelle France has tried several controversial tactics to stop the rise of Islamism in the country, so far with little success. Now, a former French government official has a novel suggestion: to prevent young people from becoming radicalized, start teaching Arabic in public… READ MORE »

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The One Writing Skill You Must Master

Do you know what a “full stop” is? See what this BBC writer has to say about it and how the digital age has caused us to write as if we’re talking. Is writing really a conversation… READ MORE »

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UMTIA Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday 11/17/18!

2018 UMTIA Annual Meeting for UMTIA members only Saturday, November 17, 2018 12:30 – 4:00  at  University of Minnesota Hanson Hall 1925 4th Street S Minneapolis, MN 55455 Register HERE! Keynote speaker Sarah Brenes, Director of Refugee & Immigrant Program at The Advocates for Human Rights, will talk about “The importance of working with Interpreters and Translators… READ MORE »

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The language of care: Interpreters link doctors, patients at Rockford hospitals

To read an enlightening story about a Spanish interpreter working at a hospital in Illinois and how he came to the job he’s at now, see this article here. The article also says the following about the job outlook for the language industry: The job outlook for interpreters and translators is bright, according to the… READ MORE »

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Resource: How Interpreters Self-Regulate by Rachel Herring!

This week’s resource is a brand-new PhD thesis by a veteran college instructor, Rachel Herring. Of note: her dissertation director is the world-renowned researcher on interpreting: Barbara Moser-Mercer of the University of Geneva. Herring’s topic is dialogue interpreting (often, though not always, a synonym for community interpreting). The thesis explores the many ways that interpreters monitor their… READ MORE »

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