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Documents You Will Need for an Australian Citizenship Application

There are many benefits of being an Australian citizen. You can obtain an Australian passport, vote in state and federal elections, have the right to obtain medical treatment and various social security benefits, including the age pension, as well as the right to stand for a political appointment at the state and federal level.

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Is Transcreation the Future of Translation?

New words evolve and become commonplace from time to time and this time round transcreation is becoming a standard term used for translations in the advertising and marketing world. It is a process which combines both translation and creative writing which collectively means creative translation.

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All You Need to Know About the ELICOS Sector Visa Subclass 570

There is a visa available in Australia called the Independent ELICOS Sector Visa Subclass 570. It permits International students to reside in the country so that they are able to study for the certificate called English Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS).  The Subclass 570 Visa is valid for a number of courses.

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The Role of a Translator in Enabling Intercultural Communication

The accuracy of a translation and an interpretation that takes place in intercultural communication is the main way that communication occurs successfully between speakers of different languages. Precision in the translation is imperative so that the best communication can take place between those involved. That precision depends on the skills of the translator. 

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Keep the Communication River Flowing!

Translation projects can at times be stressful. There is a lot of pressure on every person involved in a translation team –project managers, translators themselves, editors and proofreaders – to get a translation project completed on time. Time, in fact, is the eternal enemy when it comes to translation. A rushed translation project is not likely to be a huge success as it could contain errors. That doesn’t help anyone, client or translation agency. It all boils down to effective communication.

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Types of Vocational Certificates

Vocational education is a type of education which prepares people to do work such as a technician or a trade or a craft. A vocational school is the place where training takes place and vocational certificates are awarded. A person who wishes to take part in vocational education can do it at any time in their life but it is typically pursued after completing secondary education.

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A Guide to Rental Contracts in Germany

Because so many people who come to Germany aren’t necessarily fluent in the German language, but they rent property while they are there, translators are asked to translate a lot of rental apartment contracts. They are not always standard documents and many are vaguely worded while others are long encompassing a large number of restrictions.

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Celebrating the Epiphany in Germany

In Germany, epiphany is celebrated on January 6th. In the Church Calendar, this is the date that the Bible’s Wise Men brought gifts to baby Jesus in his stable in Bethlehem. Today in Germany this date is a public holiday. Special church services take place and children dress up as Star Singers and visit people door to door to collect both coins and treats, while men go door to door dressed up as kings and bless houses using chalk and write the acronyms C, M and B, the names of the three kings.

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Challenges Facing Translating Social Media Today

“Social media” is a tool used by everyone throughout the world as a way of connecting family, friends and businesses that either do not have the time to meet or never have the need to meet, but still wish to maintain contact. Examples today of social media are platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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Free Ultimate Quality Checklist for Translation and Localization

When a project manager or localization manager works in the translation industry, it is vital that before a translation project is delivered a review checklist needs to be followed which helps to ensure the translation is of high. Today these checklists are freely available online.

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