Language Learning

One [language] is never enough… How many languages does a translator need?

I remember in one lecture in my final year, the module was split between two lecturers. In the first lecture of the day, the German students were told something along the lines of ‘If you speak German, you really need to have another language with it, like Dutch. It [German] won’t be enough on it’s own.’ This obviously made us quite concerned.

An hour later, another lecturer took over. When we told her what we’d heard, she said she completely disagreed.

So how many languages DO you need to become a translator?

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Translation Student? You need Twitter…My top Twitter accounts you need to follow!

As someone who wasn’t actually an active translator, I wasn’t sure there was much point in me having a Twitter account for “professional purposes” – what did I have to contribute?


Why I studied BA Translation…

When I started university¬†in 2011, I did not know that I had any interest in professional translation at all. To me it seemed one of the stock two professions (along with teaching) that anyone who doesn’t do languages, assumes you must want to be. To add insult to injury, I’m interested in both. After my… Continue reading Why I studied BA Translation…