ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

3 Common Medical Translation Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

From routine checkups to medical emergencies, patients count on hospitals to provide excellent treatment. In order to ensure the best quality care, medical professionals must be able to communicate wi...

The Spotify Localization Strategy

This article was originally published in June 2017 and has been updated. Since it launched in 2008, Spotify has become a leader in the music streaming scene. Over 50 million paid subscribers use the s...

5 Keys to Effective Multicultural Communication

This article was originally published in April 2017 and has been updated. Communication across cultures can be challenging. But in an age of globalization, effective multicultural communication is vit...

Localization Strategy Guide: Cultural Dimensions of Brazil

This article was originally published in June 2017 and has been updated. Brazil, once home to an economic boom, has been in a recession since 2013, and consumers have opted to hold onto their well-ear...

Airbnb’s Localization Strategy

This article was originally published in August 2017 and has been updated. Airbnb, the $31 billion home-sharing service, is accessible in virtually every country in the world. How did the company domi...

United Language Group's Linguist Engagement Process

At United Language Group, our experience and commitment to quality have helped us understand our pivotal role in creating true end-to-end partnerships. Most language service providers (LSPs) understan...

The Power of Partnerships to Improve Lives Worldwide

Earlier this month, United Language Group (ULG) partnered with LocWorld, Next Level Globalization (NLG), and Boston Scientific to discuss the power of partnership. Speakers Eileen Kerry and Tommy Davi...

6 Ways to Ensure patients with LEP have a seamless COVID-19 vaccine experience

  The COVID-19 pandemic has shed a spotlight on the systemic inequalities and lack of access to health care for patients and members with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). Across the care continuum y...

Types of Language Services in Healthcare

Imagine an expectant mother at a hospital. She knows the doctor is telling her something important, but she doesn’t speak English well enough to convey a response. Fortunately, an interpreter was avai...

The Preservation of Culture One Language at a Time

It is estimated at least one language dies out every two weeks – taking the culture and all of its unique expression along with it. In 1999, an idea was proposed to the General Conference of the Unite...

At What Age Is it Easiest to Learn a New Language?

  Are you trying to raise multilingual children? Or perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, but now you’re afraid you’re too old? If so, you may be asking yourself “ At what age it’s eas...

Nietzsche, Zeppelins and Wagner: English Words Derived from German

    You may have heard that English is classified as a Germanic language. Although English has also borrowed heavily from Latin, Greek, French, and Norse (keeping in line with the patterns of trade an...

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