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Forward Translation and Back Translation: Do They Improve Translation Quality?

In this post, we dive into a popular methodology employed to bridge the linguistic and cultural gaps in high-stakes assessments: forward translation and back translation.
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Extolling the Virtues of Language Learning and of Linguists

The following is part of an article written by Baroness Coussins, who is Co-Chair of the British all-party parliamentary group on Modern Languages and a Vice President and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (
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International Days: Portuguese Language Day

Portuguese has more than 200 million native speakers, making it the fifth-ranked language and it is also the most widely spoken language in South America. In 2019 UNESCO decided to declare the 5th of May as World Portuguese day, an honour that was given for the first time to an unofficial UNESCO language.
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Comms Welcomes Two New Project Coordinators

Nika and Shahrzad have joined us in the new role of Project Coordinator, and they will be responsible for dealing with our databases of providers, selecting and recruiting different types of vendors, and assisting our Project Managers with projects and quality checks.
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International Days – Chinese Language Day

Today (April 20th) is Chinese Language Day, set up by the United Nations in 2010. The UN originally created language days for each of its six official languages (Chinese, English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish) to celebrate cultural diversity and multilingualism.
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New Beginnings (in 2022)

2022 is fast approaching and we are all getting ready for a new beginning, which we hope will mark the end of the pandemic. Given the latest news and restrictions brought in due to the current situation, we all need some ideas to brighten these holidays and put the best foot forward for the New Year.
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