Friday, 25 May 2012

Multi-lingual living

Before I proceed with further ideas for obtaining high quality but low-cost CPD I thought I’d run a very short survey.

I make no bones about the fact that it’s difficult for me to keep up my source language skills. I live in a mono-lingual household – my fault, despite living in various countries in my youth, I opted for an Englishman whose only word in Spanish is “naranja” and that is unrecognisable when he pronounces it.

Also, because of my husband’s sight impairment, I find it very difficult to travel to events that require an overnight stay. It means that, sadly, events such as the ATA conference in San Diego are out for me.  
If you have a moment, please answer the 3 simple questions: it really won’t take long). Click the link in the first paragraph or just above. I shall report on the results in a few weeks.

In a way, it is because of my personal circumstances that I took such joy in starting up eCPDWebinars in April 2010. I feel that there must be many translators like me who find it hard to attend courses, lectures and seminars, perhaps because they live a long way from metropolitan areas, or have relatives to care for. Webinars are ideal for busy people too. No travel, no hassle. Just an hour or so at your PC.

In England (the south at least) we are experiencing a heat-wave. This is a bit of a shock because last week it was cold, wet and windy. In the UK we have to enjoy such weather while we can!