Category Multilingualism

Bilingualism and Multilingualism: Job Postings

A recent job posting listed the following skill sets*: • 10 ans d’expérience pertinente en transport comme gestionnaire; • Baccalauréat en transport et logistique ou expérience pertinente; • Bonne connaissance d’un milieu syndiqué; • Capacité de travailler avec des délais très courts ; • Habileté à gérer plusieurs projets simultanément ; • Bonne connaissance de […]

Soccer Time!

As you know, the 2014 Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s World Cup is now underway. I hope some of you have taken some time out of your schedule to take part in the action. With the help of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s sister station, the Société Radio-Canada (SRC), and the federal government’s Translation Bureau, it […]

Volunteering and Language Services

Recently, my Belgian colleague Elise Lignian wrote an article about volunteering. Perfect timing! I have dedicated myself to volunteering as well. In an effort not to repeat what Elise said (I agree with all the reasons why language professionals should volunteer), I invite you to read her entry here. By way of a disclaimer, you […]

Ukraine, Language, Elections, and False Friends—Oh My!

Here in Quebec, the belle province, it’s March break for some of us. For others, it’s a regular workweek. If you happen to have a winter holiday, you may be interested in reading some articles or seeing videoclips I came across late last week and this week. Most of you are aware of the current […]

Some Good Reads!

This past week, I came across some texts related to translation, writing, editing, and interpreting. Here they are below: La Perluète | Ampersand published by the Editors’ Association of Canada’s Quebec/Atlantic Canada branch. As the title of the newsletter illustrates, you may read texts in either official language of your choice. Read about grammar, events, […]

Bilingual or multilingual professions in the workplace: Vraiment? ¡Qué va!

Résumé en français : Des professions bilingues et multilingues au travail : Really? Not at all! De nos jours, il est fréquent de constater la quantité d’offres d’emploi qui exigent le bilinguisme ou multilinguisme complet des langagiers au travail. Pourquoi les employeurs veulent-ils des langagiers bilingues et multilingues à tout prix ? Quels en sont les […]