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ONLINE TRANSLATORS

FreeTranslation.com
bing.com Translate Too Translate any text or web pages
Google Translate Tool


ELECTRONIC TRANSLATORS

ECTACO UK Pocket voice translators and talking dictionaries for 35 languages
Franklin Electronic Publishers Pocket voice translators, etc.


LANGUAGE COURSES

AcceleratedLearning.com language course products include French, German, Spanish, Italian in audio tape or CD form
BBC Learning
Berlitz language courses for adults, kids and teens for professional and private purposes
Linguaphone is the world leader in self-study language learning products
Rosetta Stone UK language software provides language instruction for 30 different languages and is used by more than 5 million people worldwide.
Speekee Spanish for young children
Vocabulix Free online Vocabulary and Conjugation trainer. German and Spanish are currently supported, soon French and Hebrew.
Web Spanish "Try our Proven Online Spanish Course! Our Trained Spanish Tutors Deliver Quality Spanish Lessons Online using Skype and Multimedia. Web Spanish Works!"


EXTRAS

How to order a beer in 26 languages

LANGUAGE SCHOOLS

Language Courses UK Learn Foreign Languages Courses in London Manchester and Brighton
French Language Connection - French language courses in the Languedoc region offering courses to expats or intending expats


TRANSLATION SERVICES

Aplin (Group) Limited Providing certified language translation in many languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic and Chinese for business and corporate clients.
ASK Translation The UK's leading translation company serving ex-pats in all their translation needs since 1988.
Century Translations is a leading language and content services provider that enables global businesses to deliver locally relevant and culturally connected products in any market. We are a bridge between you and your clients, no matter where they are, or what language they speak.
Capita Translation and Interpreting Delivering translation and interpreting services across the globe.

Lingo24 offers language translation services on the web, professional translators in the UK and throughout the world
Multilingo Translation Services Language translation agency for all your translation requirements, provides the highest quality translation service in all languages across a wide spectrum of subjects.


FEATURE ARTICLE

How Young Expat Children Pick Up The Language Speekee

Do's and don'ts

Don't talk politics or religion anywhere. (this includes the UK!)
Do smile. (even when the official is demanding a bribe)
Never loose your temper. (it only encourages them to assume you speak their lingo.)
Only resort to speaking their language as a last resort (Remember that you're British!)
Never speak French to a Frenchman. (he's bound to give up and speak English eventually (10 - 20 years?)
When overseas, always support Manchester United , ( never mention Liverpool, even if you're from there, only people within a 25 mile radius has ever heard of them - and half of those support Everton.)
When out and about with friends, never assume that no-one speaks English (even in bush bars). Don't comment an a foreigners physical attributes (!?) or dress sense, within earshot of them, you could come embarrassingly unstuck.

Instructions
Try speaking in English.
Try shouting in English.

If this fails, you have obviously found a linguistically challenged foreigner. Try the following:
Find someone that speaks English and the local lingo.
Draw a diagram / show a sample (I always carry a pen and notepad). (Since I wrote this, someone invented the smart phone, take /show a picture)

Last and final option:
Become an instant linguist, using our expertly selected general purpose vocabulary.


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LNKCHK 09Jan13