Starting out in translation
"Is translation a skill that can be taught?" programmer director Andrew Henley asks his guest, Andy Haddock (right).
There are things like learning to find the right equivalent for the context, or using search engines for technical translations, Andy says -- though it is certainly true that having very good language skills in your own language is vitally important...
• Andy Haddock is course tutor on the Introduction to Translation Course at IH Barcelona
More about the origins of language (Wikipedia)
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"Speaking in Tongues" is a series of short English-language radio programmes, produced and recorded by IH Barcelona. The 25-programme series is broadcast on Saturday mornings by Radio Free Barcelona on 107.7 FM.
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The series discusses a range of different topics relating to language, language learning and language teaching.
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Part of the International House World Organisation, International House Barcelona [ website ] was founded in 1972 and has since grown into a major centre for language teaching, teacher training, study tours and related activities.