One of the world’s most prestigious conferences for the Translating and Interpreting profession will be hosted by the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) in Brisbane, from 3-5 August 2017. The Congress theme is for 2017 is DISRUPTION AND DIVERSIFICATION. Early bird registrations close 13th March. FIT 2017_Flyer_A4 continue reading →
Language Professionals wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our office will be closed from Friday 23d and reopen on Monday 9 January 2017. We look forward to working with you again in 2017!! continue reading →
NAATI offers accreditation testing in over 60 languages. For some languages, scheduling of test dates are dependent on the Expressions of Interest that are submitted for that language. NAATI has scheduled the following test dates for 2017: Korean - Paraprofessional Interpreter and Professional Translator, Somali, Burmese. Filipino and Swahili Paraprofessional Interpreter, Filipino Professional Translator, Sinhalese Professional Translator and Paraprofessional Interpreter. continue reading →
From the 1st of July 2016, NAATI is changing the way it offers testing for 30 languages. Testing for these languages will move from the traditional on demand model to scheduled dates. continue reading →
NAATI has been conducting briefing sessions on the progress of the improvement to NAATI Testing (INT) Project. One of the topics that has emerged during feedback is the proposal for re-certification of ALL practitioners, including those who were awarded a NAATI accreditation before 2007 and for whom the requirement to revalidate has so far been optional. continue reading →
With its 10th anniversary approaching, Google Translate has expanded its repertoire of languages to 103, which means it can now provide machine learning-based translations to about 99 percent of the world's online population. continue reading →
In other machine-learning-based translation news, Microsoft today announced that it was rolling out two new features for its mobile Microsoft Translator apps. They include a new Android-based translation engine that uses artificial intelligence and support for image-based translations using optical character recognition technology on iOS. continue reading →
NAATI is seeking expressions of interest from all languages; however, in this recruitment process we want to ensure that we receive applications for languages which may have a limited number of potential applicants. continue reading →
This year, Chinese New Year - The Year of the Monkey - begins on Monday February 8 and lasts until Jan 27th, 2017.
Monkey is the ninth in the 12-year cycle of Chinese zodiac. The Years of the Monkey include 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028...
Chinese New Year's Day Taboos -- To be avoided on the first day of the Chinese New Year:
1. Medicine: Taking medicine on the first day of the lunar year means one will get ill for a whole year. continue reading →