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22-09-2020 | The Language Doctors

What exactly is “over-the-phone interpreting”?

Those new to the world of translation, or those simply curious as to how it all works, may come across the acronym “OPI” and wonder to themselves, What exactly is this, and who needs it? Believe it or not, OPI — or Over-the-Phone Interpretation — is an exceedingly common translation service that is used on […]

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18-09-2020 | The Language Doctors

Medical Interpreting: What You Need To Know

Whenever the subject of medical interpreting is brought up to someone outside of the translation industry, say an imaginary individual whom in this case we’ll refer to as a “lay person”, they almost inevitably see it as easy, self-explanatory. They figure, Okay, an interpreter who relays information from a non-English-speaking patient to a doctor, and vice-versa. Simple.   […]

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15-09-2020 | The Language Doctors

Translation vs. Interpreting

It’s an age-old question. It is also an honest one, and still increasingly common in the world of translation services. The question relates to translation, interpreting and the main difference between the two. Many still struggle to distinguish between the role of a translator from an interpreter. Let’s investigate, what is the difference between a translator […]

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02-01-2020 | The Language Doctors

Second Language Fun Facts

#DidYouKnow that learning a second language helps improve memory? In a study, young adults proficient in two languages performed better on attention tests and had better concentration than those who spoke only one language, irrespective of whether they had learned that second language during infancy, childhood or their teen years.

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