Social Networking: YouTube Breaks Language Barrier in 9 Countries

Business growth is almost synonymous with expansion into the global market. This article describes You-Tube’s expansion in nine different countries, and the language and cultural competency required for this business development.

YouTube is expanding its global platform with the launch

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Workshops can help natives and immigrants

Although certain regions of the US have historically been destinations for immigrant populations, some areas of the country have just recently seen a surge in the immigrant population in their region. The following article details an example of how Cincinnati … Read More

Carpentersville OKs English-only resolution | Chicago Tribune

A suburban municipality of Chicago recently passed an “English-only” resolution. Echoing the words of Carpentersville Village President, who is quoted in the following article, this resolution mainly serves a symbolic purpose and effectively communicates the message that Carpentersville is not … Read More

‘Global Competency’ Required in 21st Century Economy

Cultural competency and language skills are increasingly important for professional and personal success in today’s world. As higher educational institutions plan curricula, they are prioritizing their students’ development of global competency skills.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2005) – “Global competency”

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Small newspaper helps immigrants learn English

The best way to learn a language is to immerse yourself in it. Given the prevalence of Spanish in the US, it’s often difficult for Latino immigrants to get that immersion. Typical English-language newspapers can be daunting for the LEP … Read More

Reputation dented by poor translations

And a little bit more on the Chinese Government’s efforts to improve their standing in the world by reducing the poor English translations. Actually, the example below is an excellent example of how computer-based translations can lead to more problems … Read More

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