Teacher of English as a foreign language ("Whatever you want to teach, be brief")
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Friday, February 03, 2012
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Life is short, Occasionally Bend the rules, Forgive quickly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance."
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"It is commonly assumed that any bilingual individual is able to produce satisfactory or even high quality document translations simply because they are fluent speakers of a second language. However, this is often not the case. Because of the very nature of the different skills that each possesses, bilinguals and translators are not equally prepared to perform document translations. The ability, skill, and even the basic mental processes required for bilingualism are fundamentally different than those required for translation.
Bilingual individuals are able to take their own thoughts and ideas and express them orally in two different languages, their native language, and a second language, sometimes well enough to pass for native speakers in their second language.
Translators must be able to read, understand, and retain, somebody else’s ideas, and then render them accurately, completely, and without exclusion, in a way that conveys the original meaning effectively and without distortion in another language.
In other words, translators must be excellent readers in a source language, for example English their second language, and excellent writers in a target language, for example Spanish, their native language."