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The Ultimate Guide to Learning a Language Overseas

If you want to learn a language well, and learn it quickly, there is no better alternative to living, studying and working in a country where it is spoken. By truly immersing yourself in a language and experiencing how people use it in everyday life, you can develop a level of understanding of the nuances of a language which you would never get from a textbook.

In this article, we talk about some of the things you should consider if you’re thinking of studying overseas. We’ll share some tips for getting the most out of your experience, and look at some of the most exciting places to live and study around the world.

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CAT Tools – The Definitive Guide

Firstly, just to be clear, this article is not about tools designed for the use of cats. That would be a different article. CAT stands for Computer Assisted Translation, and refers to the various productivity tools available to the 21st century translator. CAT is not the same as machine translation, where a translation is produced (often badly) by a computer.

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Caroline #2 – The Machine

A comic series about Caroline, an English freelance translator living in France. Join her as she creates a new life and builds her translation business.

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Caroline #1 – The List

A comic series about Caroline, an English freelance translator living in France. Join her as she creates a new life and builds her translation business.

A Quick & Dirty Guide to Working in Translation

By 2022, the number of jobs in translation is set to grow by almost a half, making it one of the world’s fastest growing careers. Translation is also one of the highest paying occupations, with good translators often taking home six-figure salaries. On top of that, working in translation offers huge flexibility: while some translators work in offices, the reality is that with a laptop and an internet connection, translators can live and work wherever they like, whether it’s a beach in Southeast Asia or a cabin deep in the woods.

So, how do you get started in this unique occupation? What are the best ways in? What tips and tricks will help you boost your earnings? We dig in deep and answer your questions in this blog post from hyperlingo.