Posted by: Michela
The English language derives its origins from the West Germanic languages that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England with the arrival of the three Germanic tribes; the Angles, the Saxons and Jutes in the 5th Century A.D.
The Angles came from Englaland and their language was called Englisc – from which the words England and English are derived. The English language developed over three main periods in history and were accordingly named.
Old English (450-1100 AD)
also known as Anglo-Saxon was an early form of the English Language which in Britain developed into what is now known as Old English. Although completely different from the English spoken today, about half of the most commonly used words in Modern English have Old English roots. One of the most famous works of Anglo-Saxon literature written in Old English is the heroic epic poem, Beowulf.
Middle English (1100-1500)
came into existence when England was invaded by William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy (part of modern France). Their rule was characterised by a linguistic class division as the language the French brought by them became the language of the Royal Court. The upper classes spoke French while the lower classes spoke English. This resulted in the creation of the Chancery standard, a form of London-based English. In the 14th century, English ...
We are currently recruiting Hebrew speakers in Swansea for the customer care line for one of our clients. Besides answering the phone in Hebrew, you will also be assigned small translations and marketing tasks in Hebrew. We are looking for a dynamic, friendly and outgoing person who is happy to answer phone calls in Hebrew and help clients with their enquiries. If you want to take this unique chance to set foot in the translation industry, contact us now!
We are looking for a person who:
is confident on the phone
is outgoing and friendly
is willing to learn new things
has a friendly voice and personality
has basic computer skills
We prefer applicants with experience in the translation industry or who are studying in the field of translation.
If you are interested in this position, please send your English CV to [email protected] or fill in the application form on our website www.veritaslanguagesolutions.com.
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It does not matter if you were bad at languages at school, because everybody is able to learn a new language if they do it the right way and put effort into it.
If you really want to speak, read and write any language fluently, there are two things that you will really need:
- Willingness to work: You have to want to learn the language, not just wish it, because you will have to study on your own for some months and everything will depend on you. For example, a speaker of a romance language (French, Italian, Spanish,etc.) can learn another romance language in less than 200 hours. However, he has to work during these hours, because if he is not persistent, he will probably stop after 30 hours, then go back, then stop again and never finish.
- An intelligent method: Many people study a language for years and cannot order a pizza in this language. If you think I exaggerate, ask someone who studied a language at school. So, the second most important thing is to work intelligently, so you don’t waste your time and your energy.
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Posted by: Sharon
One of the UK’s leading translation companies is raising profile for new talent.
Veritas Language Solutions recently launched a competition for all university students in the UK, offering them a once in a lifetime opportunity to win a coveted internship with the company, as well as the chance to win a range of exciting prizes. The competition has now drawn to a close, and a well earned winner will be chosen by the end of the month.
Since the competition was launched in May hundreds of university students around the UK have eagerly signed up for the opportunity, and are now left to wait patiently for the results. Veritas have received outstanding efforts from across the country, and are very pleased by how enthusiastic students have been towards the competition. The competition was open to all students with talent in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Welsh, Russian and Polish, giving a wide range of university students entering.
It is not just prizes that will be offered, but real experience in the translation industry. The winners of each category will have the opportunity to take part in a one-on-one mentoring session with the company’s directors, which will give them a first step on the ladder and insight into the business of translation.
Once the winner has been chosen, Veritas will be holding the much-anticipated prize giving ceremonies at the winners’ respective Universities, which will not only give the students great press coverage, but the event may ...Continue Reading →