Why is it that people only search in their native language?

I recently read a post by Barry Schwarzt that Google made a decision to drop a service which they said was rarely used and this action got me thinking about why this might be. Very simply put the service enabled users to type in search criteria in a their native (source) language and then use … Continue reading Why is it that people only search in their native language?

Is Translation really necessary?

A study by the European commission of over 53,000 on the competencies of secondary school children studying one or two foreign languages in 2011 revealed a very stark result. Out of the 16 participating states the percentage of children not reaching beyond Common European Framework of Reference¬†(CEFR) level A1 in reading, listening and writing in … Continue reading Is Translation really necessary?