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Our 2017 desk calendar is now available for download

Nov 24 2016 SOFTtalk

Our 2017 desk calendar is now available for download

The 2017 SOFTtalk Translations desk calendar is now available.

The perils of machine translation

Jun 28 2016

The perils of machine translation

A BBC Business report highlights the perils of machine translation.

Bilingual children cope better in noisy school environments

Oct 14 2014 Philip Riley

Bilingual children cope better in noisy school environments

According to research, children with more than one language cope better in noisy school environments.

Talking parrot

Oct 14 2014 Philip Riley

Talking parrot

A parrot is returned to its owner in California, 4 years after going missing - and now speaks Spanish.

Shakespeare in Chinese

Sep 15 2014 Philip Riley

Shakespeare in Chinese

The UK government has made a donation of £1.5m to cover the costs of translation of all William Shakespeare's works for audiences in China.

Language teaching for UK teachers

Sep 12 2014 Philip Riley

Language teaching for UK teachers

With the UK national curriculum now requiring primary school children to start learning a modern foreign language, help is to be given to class teachers.

Latin dictionary finally completed

Sep 02 2014 Philip Riley

Latin dictionary finally completed

After over 100 years of research, a project to compile a 7-volume dictionary of medieval Latin has finally been completed by the Classics department at Oxford University.

Translating chimpanzee gestures

Jul 04 2014 Philip Riley

Translating chimpanzee gestures

We have no plans to branch out, but this report on the BBC website explains how researchers are translating the meaning of gestures used by wild chimpanzees to communicate with each other.

Language tests for doctors coming to the UK

Jun 25 2014 Philip Riley

Language tests for doctors coming to the UK

Doctors wanting to work as GPs in the UK are to face language tests, as new rules come into force.

Language learning issues in UK education

Jun 24 2014 Philip Riley

Language learning issues in UK education

Is the UK education system failing companies by producing insufficient language skills?

The language of football

Jun 10 2014 Philip Riley

The language of football

With the start of Brazil 2014 imminent, the BBC Sport website looks at the language of football.

Languages being lost through deforestation

Jun 08 2014 Philip Riley

Languages being lost through deforestation

As forests and habitats are disappearing, so are languages.

Is it possible to lose your native language?

Jun 05 2014 Philip Riley

Is it possible to lose your native language?

Can we lose our language skills if we are not immersed in that language?

Learning a second language is good for your brain

Jun 05 2014 Philip Riley

Learning a second language is good for your brain

The BBC news website reports that learning a second language is good for our mental health.

The use of English words in the Chinese language

May 12 2014 SOFTtalk

The use of English words in the Chinese language

An article on the BBC News website on 30th April 2014 comments on how the introduction of some English words into the Chinese language is causing controversy.

Changing attitudes towards deafness

May 12 2014 SOFTtalk

Changing attitudes towards deafness

An article on the BBC News website on 5th May 2014 looks at how attitudes towards deafness have changed over the last 40 years.

Changes to German Language

Mar 25 2014 SOFTtalk

Changes to German Language

An article in The Guardian online newspaper on 24th March discusses changes currently being made to the German language to make it less gender-specific - this change is bringing with it some challenges.

How English borrows words from other languages

Feb 03 2014 SOFTtalk

How English borrows words from other languages

A story on the BBC News website discusses how English has frequently borrowed words from other languages over the centuries. Today, many other languages are also using English words on a day-to-day basis.

Scandinavian scientists develop dog 'translator'

Jan 01 2014 SOFTtalk

Scandinavian scientists develop dog 'translator'

A fun news story to start 2014. The BBC News website reported on 31st December that Scandinavian scientists are developing a dog 'translator' to help pet owners understand what their dogs may be trying to tell them.

Cute cats could be key to learning new languages

Nov 27 2013 SOFTtalk

Cute cats could be key to learning new languages

Pictures of cute cats can help you learn new languages

Local Charities at Christmas

Nov 20 2013 SOFTtalk

Local Charities at Christmas

Dingley Family and Specialist Early Years Centres

British Red Cross Appeal

Nov 20 2013 SOFTtalk

British Red Cross Appeal

Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

10 key languages

Nov 20 2013 SOFTtalk

10 key languages

Shortage of people in the UK that are able to speak the 10 key languages

UK citizens should know at least 1,000 words of another language

Nov 08 2013 SOFTtalk

UK citizens should know at least 1,000 words of another language

A story on the BBC News website on 25 September 2013 suggests that all UK citizens should know at least 1,000 words of another language.

Our desk calendar is now available for download

Nov 08 2013 SOFTtalk

Our desk calendar is now available for download

The 2014 SOFTtalk Translations desk calendar is now available.

Launch of our new website

Nov 08 2013 SOFTtalk

Launch of our new website

Having been in the business for 20 years now, focusing on translation and localisation for the IT industry, the time was right to rework the website again.

"The German was absolutely fantastic and they were delighted with the outcome, particularly impressed with the way the translator grasped the idiomatic expressions. Good job all round I’d say!"

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Get in touch and we’ll show you how to think global, but speak local…

You can call us on +44 (0)1252 692 737 or email translation@softtalk.co.uk

If you need a quote please email us with the type of work, the volume of work, the file formats and the languages required and we can send you back an estimate based on that information. If source files are already available you can send those through too for a more accurate quote.