Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Transcription, Translation, Interpretation and Voice-Over

Transcription

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Translation

At Prolingua Consultantants, we are committed to deliver a high quality level of service that our customers deserve. A good translation should clearly convey the meaning of the original text, read smoothly, and be free from spelling or grammatical errors and that is exactly what we are offering you. We provide innovative, customer-focused translation and localization products and services for global companies. In addition, we also offer technology-driven solutions that produce significant gains in time/cost/quality by integrating complementary functions. Our translation services range from general document translation to legal, medical, technical and website translation. Prices depend on the source, nature and volume of the document. English, Malay, Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin or even French? Don`t worry. Wherever you are, we speak your language. Click here for more details.

Interpretation

We offer an Interpreting Service in various languages such as English, Arabic, Malay, Mandarin, Japanese, French and more. Accurate interpretation is very important in order to maintain our standard thus we only use qualified, skilled and professional interpreters with experience in a variety of areas. Our main agenda is to be the best consultant you could ask for. We will assess your requirements and place the best qualified interpreter to assist you. Whether your requirement is for simultaneous translation, over-the-phone interpreting, consecutive interpreting, escort interpreting for business meetings or conferences, no problem. We can supply the correct interpreter or tailor a package to suit your particular needs. We aim to interpret all kind of project convincingly for our audience. Click here for more details.


Voice-Over


Prolingua is a professional, efficient and committed company which you can rely on to produce top quality sound for your next video project. Or if you want your videos to be used globally, Prolingua can help you to localize them in the languages of your target audience. Simply send us your master video and we will process it to create new audio tracks for different language versions. Scripts can be modified to suit your needs and subtitling is also available. Music or audio effect can be inserted to match the original soundtrack. Click here for more details.

Cross-Cultural Communication

What is Culture?

Firstly, let me start from the very basic. What exactly is culture? Is it a food? Or is it some kind of music? Yes, maybe. If you answered that you wouldn`t be wrong, but you wouldn`t be entirely right either. Culture in simple words is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. Each culture has different characteristics and i think that`s what makes it so interesting. People within a culture usually interpret the meaning of symbols, artifacts, and behaviors in similar ways.

Cross-Cultural Communication

Today I am going to focus on Cross-Cultural Communication. As you all know, communicating across cultures can be a difficult experience. A successful communication is the result of one person understanding the meaning and intention of what another person has said. The key to effective cross-cultural communication is knowledge. 

Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence is a skill that can be acquired, like many others. Once you have admitted to yourself that your intercultural skills might lack the final polish and that there`s rooms for improvement, you`re already halfway there. Don`t stop here though, Prolingua offers a broad range of courses and workshops whereby each of the course can be customized to suite your needs. It doesn`t matter whether you are relocating or travelling internationally on business trips, Prolingua is your one-stop solution. Check out Prolingua`s "Expats Cross-Culture Training Program" which is related to this topic. Other than that, Prolingua also offers some other interesting cross-cultural program such as:
  • Cross-Cultural Team Building Program
  • Global Awareness Cross-Cultural Program
  • Business Specific Cross-Cultural Program
  • Expats Cross-Culture Training Program
  • Spouse and Family Training & Support
  • Country Specific Cross-Cultural Program
For further information regarding the above programs, click here

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Languages

Introduction to language

Language is the method of human communication and is an integral part of culture and society. We use language everyday in many ways and to meet countless different ends. Language plays a large role in culture, with humans using it not just to communicate, but also to identify with a particular cultural group. It can vary across regions, class, religious or ethnic groups, education levels and generations. The language an individual speaks and how they speak it informs their cultural affiliations, how others perceive and interact with them and vise versa.


10 Benefits of Learning a Second Language

  1. It connects people and brings about international communication
  2. Languages are a passport to another world
  3. As a sign of respect and creates instant connections
  4. Stimulate your mind
  5. Beneficial to many job or business career
  6. Higher test scores
  7. Better in multi-tasking
  8. Delays the possibility of obtaining Alzheimer`s disease
  9. Become more language and cultural sensitive
  10. Improve your first language

Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World

  1. Mandarin
  2. English
  3. Spanish
  4. Arabic
  5. Hindi
  6. Portuguese
  7. Bengali
  8. Russian
  9. Japanese
  10. German

Why Is It Good For Us To Go For Language Class?

  1. Improve your knowledge
  2. Increase your understanding of other languages
  3. Create a greater confidence and professionalism when interacting with other people
  4. Able to handle questions and answers more skillfully and confidently
  5. Better engagement and understanding to the conversation
  6. Improve working relationship with clients or colleagues
  7. Develop strategies for adapting oral presentations to cross-cultural audiences
  8. Get your message across clearly and effectively
  9. Deliver ideas and aims clearly and concisely
  10. Create bonds between inter-cultural business

What are some of the effective classes one should go for?

If you are planning to learn a new language you have come to the right place. Everybody in the world knows how to speak at least one language, but how many knows how to speak more than one? With all the posts on benefits of learning a second language, I thought I would recommend you some of the popular places people always go for language classes or short courses and got a good review.

"Prolingua is the best place to learn a second language as their classes are highly interactive and the teachers are dedicated and passionate about teaching the language"  ~Mary

"I would highly recommend Prolingua. Professional and effective learning environment"  ~Safura

"The trainers are very friendly and patient even though I am quite slow"  ~Tan

From the review, I would say that Prolingua is a good place to start. Many people spoke highly of it and it`s definitely worth a try. They also offer courses for corporate company and each of their courses are customized based on their client`s industrial need. You can check out their website, www.prolinguaconsultants.com for more details and information about their language class and corporate language courses.