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ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

Do you really need to work in 122 languages to do business in India?

A while back we came across an article from Quartz Media “To compete online in India, businesses will soon have to work in 122 languages” and we had to find out if it was true. With 1.25 billion peopl...

Gaelic vs. Irish: What’s the Difference?

St. Patrick’s Day, cable-knit wool sweaters, and lush, green rolling landscapes are what people often associate with the country of Ireland. What people don’t generally know, though, is that while the...

Make America Groovy Again? Baldwin's Trump Hat Incorrectly Translated

  Alec Baldwin, the comedian and actor known for mimicking president elect Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has delivered another jab at the real estate mogul. Unfortunately, the joke didn’t go qu...

Four Capabilities Every Translation Management System Should Have

  To be successful in the global marketplace, companies need to create marketing material in more than one language. And in order to create an effective globalization campaign, you need a Translation ...

The Death of Language

  In many parts of the world, languages are in danger of going extinct. It might be tempting to believe that English has become the lingua franca of global business and the Internet, but when language...

Combining Technology And Marketing in the Age of Disruption

Let’s face it, as a society we are addicted to technology. The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution has taken over and there’s no looking back. Considering that 90% of the world’s data was created in t...

Effectively Engaging Minority Parents

      There is a positive relationship between parent engagement and student success. In other words, when families are involved in their children’s learning both at home and at school, their children...

Know the Difference: Canadian French vs. European French

  Canada is a bilingual country; both Canadian French and English are official languages. The demands of being a bilingual nation made Canada one of the earliest adopters of machine translation techno...

What is Universal Spanish?

Spanish is one of the world’s most commonly spoken languages, with upwards of 400 million native speakers. It’s the official language of 21 countries across the world and it is often learned as a seco...

Writing Global English: Beyond the Basics

Global English and writing for language translation is a valuable skill set that is related to, but also different from, good writing in Standard English. Taking simple steps like shortening sentences...

What is a Secure Translator Environment?

  Progress made in the digital age has been remarkable. In the 21st century, it seems the possibilities are endless when it comes to data sharing and the transfer of content; the Internet has broken d...

Better Relationships, Better Translations

If you’re like many of our clients, you spend a lot of time and money developing high-quality English content. A lot of thought goes into the strategy, research, writing, design and production. Then y...