There are many reasons to learn a new language, and this Valentine’s Day, we’re highlighting one of the best ones. Meet Max, from Colorado, who took Beginner German classes at BridgeLanguages with a few language goals in mind… not least of which was to communicate with a certain German au pair he met and wanted to know better. Read how, as Max describes it, “Learning a language opens doors.”
Do you have a goal in mind when it comes to learning a foreign language? Maybe you’d like to take a trip abroad, communicate with someone special, or broaden your job opportunities. Norman, a Japanese language student at Bridge in downtown Denver, has his own goal in mind. He shared with us about why he decided to challenge himself by re-learning the Japanese of his childhood in retirement, and what his goal is for the coming year.
Foreign language teachers at Bridge bring a variety of experiences to the classroom. Russian teacher, Ekaterina, is no exception. She herself has learned multiple foreign languages, including Korean, which she mastered while studying abroad in Seoul and earning her Master’s in East Asian Studies.
Jannette, who is a beginner taking Spanish classes at Bridge in downtown Denver, plans to use her new language skills for future travel to Latin America, including Panama, Chile and maybe Argentina. Her main goal is to become as fluent as she can, so she can communicate with the people she meets and immerse herself in an exciting new culture.
Some of the students at BridgeLanguages are learning a foreign language just for fun, and others, like John, have career goals in mind, too. John talked to us recently about how his private German classes at Bridge are part of his future plans to work abroad in Europe.
Should you trust your company’s translation project to a bilingual colleague or other non-professional, or go with a translation company? The reasons to choose a professional company may not seem obvious at first, but factors such as translators’ credentials and industry expertise as well as the quality assurance a company can provide are just some of the reasons it makes sense to put your translations projects into professional hands.
If you are hosting a meeting, conference, visit, or other event that will involve multiple languages you will need an interpreter to help communication run smoothly. Yet there are different types of interpretation services. Which one do you need? The main two types of interpretation are simultaneous (SI) and consecutive (CI). Here’s a quick breakdown […]
You’ve decided to study Portuguese but you’re stuck between two options: Brazilian Portuguese? Or European Portuguese? There are vast differences between the two: the languages differ in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, and the cultures are unique. Some people say that the Portuguese and Brazilians can even have difficulty understanding each other! This may be an […]
Is Google Translate the answer to your language translation needs? I was curious, so I ran a few tests and experiments with English and Spanish to see how it stacks up. Here are my findings: Test #1: Daily Survival Let’s say you are traveling in a foreign country and you have no clue how to […]
Faced with a difficult decision? Think it through in your second language. This will help you to be more analytical and less emotional. Here’s the scoop: In recent years, scientists have keyed into the phenomenon that speaking in a foreign language feels less emotional than speaking in one’s mother tongue. Experiences ranging from swearing, to […]