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Between Languages

Aug 8, 2021

When we learn a second language, we often memorize new words in a very simple way: x = y. However, to be a professional translator, we must break free of this overly literal approach to language. In this episode I discuss how this can be done.


Jul 31, 2021

With a new semester of courses to teach, I start examining the common challenges faced by students of Chinese-English translation. This week, we look at one of the most common difficulties: syntax, or sentence structure.


Jul 24, 2021

In this episode I share some of my favourite materials and platforms I use every day as a Chinese-English translator and some other resources that you might find useful as a student of translation.


Jun 19, 2021

Join me for the last episode in this series that covers the common vocabulary you need to interpret in the courtroom. This week we are focusing on types of proceedings, legal documents and core concepts.


Jun 14, 2021

This week we continue our exploration of the most common terminology you'll need to interpret with confidence in the courtroom.