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14 Jun 2016

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Top 25 Language Blogs“The votes were cast, and Beyond the Words is a huge success!“ – that’s how the message from the competition organisers starts. For the third year in a row Beyond the Words ended up in the top 25 language professional blogs in Top 100 Language Lovers 2016.

Yet again this blog was named among 99 other great online resources for translators, linguists, language learners and language lovers. Thank you for your votes!

It’s a huge success indeed and I hope you enjoy reading the blog as much as I enjoy writing it! 

The results of Top Language Lovers 2016 are listed here.read more

1 Jun 2015

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How to delver a great presentationWhether it’s a networking event, classroom, meeting with customers or conference speech, sooner or later you’ll be there too: in the spotlight, delivering a speech.

There’s no one simple recipe for a great presentation. There are however a few things you can do to make your speech better and more engaging. This is what you can do well in advance, right before and during your talk to boost your presentation skills.

1. Well in advance: research and rehearse

Before you write down an outline of your speech, think about your audience. What is their expertise? What expectations may they have? How can you adjust your speech to their needs?read more

18 Mar 2014

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Fun For AllEvery two years Barcelona becomes the place to be for all video games translators and researchers. Finally, last week the long expected Fun For All: III International Conference on Translation and Accessibility
in Video Games and Virtual Worlds took off
in the sunny centre of Barcelona and brought together game localisation specialists, translators, researchers and enthusiasts. I had the chance to be a part of it, and here is a short overview of the event and its main takeaways.

 Main facts:

• Fun For All is organised every two years by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

• This year the event was held on 13th and 14th March in Residencia
d’Investigadors, in Barcelona.
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25 Nov 2013

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Last week Oxford Dictionaries named „selfie” as the word of the year 2013 after revealing that its usage has increased by 17,000 % over the last 12 months. Incredible as it may seem, the popularity of the word signifies an increasing phenomenon of self-centred and self-obsessed generation.

Selfie is defined as “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website”. Its first use is dated back to 2002 when an Australian student took a photo of himself when he fell over and cut open his lip while being drunk and then placed the photo on a forum saying “…sorry about the focus, it was a selfie”.read more