ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Piraha: Brazil's Extraordinary Language

A tiny tribe living deep in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest has some of the world’s top researchers questioning the fundamentals of human language. The Piraha tribe speaks a rare and mysterious language of the same name that might be completely different from ...

Topics: Language Learner, Language Guides


The Meaning Of Medicine: Translating Drug Names

  The misuse of prescribed medication can lead to serious health problems. Policy makers in the United States are working to implement legislation that will help put an end to the ongoing opioid crisis, which causes thousands of deaths each year. But it’s not ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Life Sciences, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Global Marketing Guides: Germany

  As the world’s fourth largest economy and the largest country in the European Union, Germany has become one of the most sought-after destinations for global marketers. The country’s 80 million citizens are urban, connected, and ready to spend their ...

Topics: Global News, Global Marketing, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


The Translator’s Evolving Role: Where We Are Now, And Where We’re Heading

      Thanks to recent technological advances, the translation industry has undergone extensive change. The old-fashioned method of individually translating words (metaphrasing) that make up a sentence and then providing a paraphrase does not have a place in ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Kathrin Bussmann Q+A: An Interview With The Worldly Marketer Podcast Host

      Kathrin Bussmann is busy. The Worldly Marketer Podcast host and founder of global marketing agency Verbaccino juggles both projects by herself, and has been doing so for the past three years. She produces and markets the podcast on her own, and has put ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


CSA Research’s Don DePalma on Industry Trends & Keeping LSPs Relevant

  Common Sense Advisory (CSA Research) has made a name for itself as one of the big players in language industry news and research. The Massachusetts-based company produces research and blogs relating to all things localization, with a focus on helping ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Localization, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


Want To Cut Translation Costs? Here Are Three Ways To Do It

      Everybody likes to save a buck. In the corporate world, turnaround time and cost efficiency are a procurement manager’s best friend. Given the demanding pace of global business, everyone is looking to create lean, effective operations. Those looking to ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Thinking About A Multilingual Call Center? It’s Probably A Good Idea

  You’ve purchased a new product online, and you can’t wait to get your hands on it. Once it arrives in the mail, you use your car key as a de facto box cutter, remove the packaging and get rid of the packing peanuts. Everything appears fine, until you try to ...

Topics: Global News, Global Marketing, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


Three Consulting Services Every LSP Should Offer

  So, you’ve identified a need for language services. Maybe you’ve got a big interpreting project that needs to be done, or an assignment that requires hundreds of pages of Mandarin to be translated into English. Whatever the case, you know the work can’t be ...

Topics: Best Practices, Consulting, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Study Finds Moderate Alcohol Use Might Help Foreign Language Skills

  Having trouble learning another language? A glass of beer might help. That’s according to a study published last week in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. It found that those who had consumed alcohol before speaking in a recently learned language did ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Stories From A 911 Call Center: Interpreting In Moments Of Crisis

  Editor’s Note: Claudio Federico is ULG’s Managing Director of OPI Services and has worked in the interpreting industry for several years. Here he details some experiences he’s had in the industry with stories from his time overseeing interpreter quality for ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Diwali: India’s Festival Of Lights

  This week marks one of the biggest holidays celebrated in India. Diwali kicks off Oct. 17 and is a five-day celebration, one of the most popular in the country. Diwali, or “series of lights” in Sanskrit, celebrates the triumph of good over evil. During the ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation