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July 24, 2012
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  • Mom: Parents should get creative in teaching children a language
    Ingrid Prueher has declared her household a Spanish only domain for her two sons. Aside from embracing her Guatemalan ancestry, the children gain an important skill. Prueher believes all parents should pursue foreign language for their young children with the same commitment. If the local elementary school doesn't offer an immersion environment, parents should look for enrichment opportunities outside of school to teach children a language. The Hartford Courant (Conn.) (7/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Calif. program aims to help children of migrant workers
    Each year, dozens of bilingual teachers from Mexico arrive in Monterey County, Calif., to work with the American born offspring of Mexican farm workers. Many of the children may not be well versed in either Spanish or English, and, since many migrant families end up returning to Mexico, the program tries to teach the children about the Mexican culture. The Monterey County Herald (Calif.) (7/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Translation is emerging as a big business in India
    As foreign companies have started doing more business in India, the need for workers able to translate into English, Russian, Italian, German and other languages has grown. "With globalization, the demand for translation has increased considerably," said Dilip Tripathi, of TridIndia IT Translation Services, which employs 3,000 translators skilled in more than 50 languages. Despite the proliferation of translation software, businesses are weary of its inaccuracy and inability to understand context, meaning human translators are still preferred, experts said. The Economic Times (India) (7/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Demand for bilingual attorneys is on the rise
    Lawyers with the ability to speak a foreign language -- especially if that language is Chinese or Korean -- appear to have an advantage over their competitors in the current job market. In its ongoing patent fight with Samsung, Apple brought in attorneys, who speak Korean, on short-term contracts. "It is a blessing to be able to work and to be able to use my Mandarin Chinese and keep my language skills up," said Paul Dirkmaat, a bilingual document reviewer and law-school graduate. The Wall Street Journal (7/23)
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  Policy Watch 
  • Campaigns use Spanish skills to reach Hispanic voters
    President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are using Spanish to reach America's large Hispanic population. Romney's son, Craig, has appeared in television commercials displaying his fluent Spanish skills. Obama, meanwhile, has stuck with a phrase of cultural significance for Latinos, "Si, se puede," or "Yes, we can," which once was a rallying cry of Spanish speaking farm workers. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (7/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Special workshops for job seekers at ACTFL 2012
    On Saturday, Nov. 17, certified career coach Rita Friedman will lead three 45-minute workshops to help guide ACTFL convention attendees through the job search process. Each mini-workshop will focus on a different key component of the successful job search: the resume, the search, and the interview. She will also be available between workshops to conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with interested attendees. You must register for ACTFL 2012 to take advantage of this unique opportunity. Register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hotels for ACTFL 2012 filling fast
    Have you made your hotel arrangements for ACTFL in Philadelphia this November? If not, don't delay; some hotels have already sold out. To take advantage of the special ACTFL rates, you must book your reservation by Oct. 23. After that date, ACTFL room blocks will be released and hotels may charge higher rates. Reserve your room. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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