Keepin’ It Fresh! (by Irene Radillo, FCCI)

So fresh!

Talking about our native tongues, here.

Much has been said, written and discussed about this topic, and it is particularly interesting to those of us who find ourselves in the same position as the author whose article I share at the end: long-term immigrants to an English-speaking country. Think of the overall impact being surrounded by the English language has on our fluency and breadth of vocabulary, especially if everyone in your household prefers English: it becomes our default language, our go-to language for everyday things.  Please read on! Continue reading “Keepin’ It Fresh! (by Irene Radillo, FCCI)”

Let’s Welcome Spring with Some Terminology Practice – by Irene Radillo, FCCI

Spring in Ukiah, CA

Spring arrived and then decided to disappear on us in Northern California… but I have faith it’ll return soon! So… yes, Spring is here, and many of you are practicing and studying for various certification exams: so exciting! We support your commitment, so read on! Continue reading “Let’s Welcome Spring with Some Terminology Practice – by Irene Radillo, FCCI”

The Interpreter as Word Detective: Easy tips to improve your vocabulary    By Yvette Citizen, FCCI

Dedicated to our colleagues in Fiji

As interpreters, we must always strive to maintain our languages at equal levels.  This is why we must become ‘word detectives’, investigating every term that comes our way and asking ourselves if we have equivalents in all our working languages.  Here’s an exercise that will not take up too much time out of your busy life but will help you expand your vocabulary.  Take on the role of a linguistic Sherlock Holmes – cap, pipe, and spyglass are optional.

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