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Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Aussie Slang Can Prove A Fair Drinkum Drag For Migrants.

Frans Moens - Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A poll of nearly 3000 new Australians has revealed the most amusing and misunderstood Aussie sayings.

“G’day” topped the list with ­migrants sometimes misinterpreting the true blue greeting as “God Day”, “get aye” and even “get hay”.

“Mate”, “good on ya”, “how ya going?”, “she’ll be right”, “bloody oath” and “fair dinkum” — frequently...

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Boom In Interpreters For Parent-Teacher Meetings At Victorian Schools

Boom In Interpreters For Parent-Teacher Meetings At Victorian Schools

Frans Moens - Friday, October 11, 2019

The use of interpreters to translate parent-teacher interviews, student enrolment meetings and information nights is on the rise across the state.

Schools are employing thousands of interpreters to translate parent-teacher interviews. The number of contractors employed to interpret for parents in schools has exploded by 40 per cent in just five years.

Data from LanguageLoop, the Department of Education’s contracted service, shows the government employed interpreters for more than 15,500...

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Celebrating International Translation Day: Turning Words Into Possibilities

Celebrating International Translation Day: Turning Words Into Possibilities

Frans Moens - Monday, September 30, 2019

Every year on September 30th, we celebrate International Translation Day to mark the vital role translation plays in bridging the communication gap within our dynamic and culturally diverse communities.

 

In an era of advanced globalisation, translation has never been more essential for borderless social and economic development, and harmonious cultural diversity. LanguageLoop is extremely proud...

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