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Providing Chinese patients the critical health care they need in their own language

Providing Chinese patients the critical health care they need in their own language

Katherine Mechanicos - Tuesday, February 25, 2020

 

With the Coronavirus affecting over 79,000 people globally, healthcare providers around the world are working tirelessly to control the infection from spreading.

The Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) have recently partnered with LanguageLoop, Australia’s leading full service language provider, to bridge the language gap between GCUH staff and their Chinese patients receiving treatment for Coronavirus.

LanguageLoop was able to provide GCUH seven Mandarin interpreters who delivered 24/7 coverage for the entire...

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Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers

Frans Moens - Monday, October 21, 2019

IN THE NEWS - Following on from the Herald Sun article, listen to the fantastic FIVEaa Alan Hickey radio interview – “Fair Dinkum Slang Confusing Overseas Cobbers” with our CEO Elizabeth Compton here.

“For migrants whose second language is English, Aussie slang can be very confronting. Alan Hickey spoke with Elizabeth Compton (CEO - LanguageLoop) about some of the terms that confuse or amuse our overseas cobbers” .

https://soundcloud.com/fiveaa/alan-hickey-fair-dinkum-slang-confusing-overseas-cobbers

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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

IN THE NEWS - 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 heard as “fair drinkum” — were also terms migrants found especially amusing and hardest to fathom.

“No worries”, “grog” and “grouse” (which...

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