MCIS Language Solutions

124 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @MCISLanguages | MCIS Language Solutions (MCIS) is a non-profit social enterprise committed to serving those with language barriers, improving access to critical information and services. Formed in 1989 to remove language barriers for victims of domestic and sexual violence with high-quality interpretation services, MCIS now offers over 50 professional language services in over 300 languages.

Human trafficking is all around you. This is how it works

Behind the everyday bargains we all love -- the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet -- is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices …

WHTO Panel Discussion Series: Navigating Pathways to Meaningful Employment

<b>Navigating Pathways to Meaningful Employment,</b> <b>Connecting Employers and Newcomers</b><p>Join us on Thursday, June 21 for the next event in our Panel …

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It's Canada Day Weekend Eve! (That's a thing, right?) How do you say "Happy Canada Day" in your language?pic.twitter.com/Nk6VEFtJjf<p>1 reply 1 retweet …

England’s Top Judge Predicts ‘the End of Interpreters’

The top judge in England and Wales has joined the machine translation debate. And he is not mincing his words. Speaking on “The Age of Reform” at the …

Ligne du temps

Canada’s official languages belong to all Canadians, regardless of their linguistic heritage or whether they are bilingual, unilingual or …

Public consultations on the modernization of the Official Languages Act

Opening<p>Keywords<p>Conclusion (call to action)<p>Since 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the <i>Official Languages Act</i> of Canada, the time has come to …

Patterns of eye movement reveal language proficiency

New research has found that eye tracking technology can be used to determine how well someone has picked up English as a second language.<p>The …

B.C. elder receives honorary degree for efforts to keep the Halq'emeylem language alive

She's the last surviving fluent speaker of her Indigenous language, but Elizabeth Phillips says she's more confident now than ever that her mother …

Why Decolonisation Starts With Reclaiming Language

Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o on the importance of te reo Māori and why he's on the warpath against the word 'tribe'.<p>Among the books on my dad’s bookshelf—a collection that nurtured me through childhood and adolescence, with its many perspectives of authors of colour—a couple stand out. <i>Things</i> …

Can you lose your native language?

It’s possible to forget your first language, even as an adult. But how, and why, this happens is complex and counter-intuitive.<p>I’m sitting in my kitchen in London, trying to figure out a text message from my brother. He lives in our home country of Germany. We speak German to each other, a language …

Language

Now, translators get almost as much attention as authors

On May 22, at the awards ceremony of the Man Booker International Prize, the Man Group president Jonathan Sorrell spoke against the urge to simplify …

Can you beat previous National Spelling Bee winners? Take our test

A stupidly easy effort was the key back in 1930. How do you spell this word, meaning a noisy disturbance or quarrel?<p>Fracas<p>Fracah<p>Frackas<p>Phracar<p>In 1967 this dog breed clinched the competition for Jennifer Reinke ...<p>Chiuawawah<p>Chiuahua<p>Chihuahua<p>Chiwawa<p>From 1965, this word is a common skin condition<p>Eczema<p>…

American sign language and English language learners: New linguistic research supports the need for policy changes

A new study of the educational needs of students who are native users of American Sign Language (ASL) shows glaring disparities in their treatment by …

Francophones wait longer for reply from Ottawa: language commissioner

Francophones have to wait longer than anglophones to receive services in their language from the federal government, according to Ottawa’s official …

Multilingualism is good for your mind — and body

It’s almost official now: monolingual people are at a physical disadvantage and may develop health problems. Linguist Wendy Ayres-Bennett of …

Kids who speak other languages improve at DOUBLE the rate of native English speakers, study finds

Multilingual middle school students are excelling, with their academic scores improving and far out, new research has revealed.<p>American schools have …

Fuego Volcano Eruption Guatemala - Crisis Language Map TWB

On 3 June 2018, the Fuego volcano, 40 km from Guatemala City, erupted. Preliminary reports from CONRED, the national disaster authority, recorded 65 …

Course: Introduction to Humanitarian Translation

Welcome to the course <i>Introduction to Humanitarian Translation for Kató Translators</i>.<p>This course is divided in four different sections:<p>There is also …

Announcing Translators without Borders' Translator Recognition Program - Translators without Borders

DANBURY, CT USA – 12 June 2018. Translators without Borders (TWB) is now expanding its Translator Recognition Program to the entire Kató Translator …

Curbing Elder Abuse: What's Been Helping, What's Needed

<b>By Bob Blancato, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Friday, June 15, marks the 13th anniversary of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It’s held in support of the UN International Plan of Action, which acknowledges the significance of elder abuse as a public health and human rights issue and aims to provide an …

Google Translate is rolling out offline AI-based translations that you can download

Google has rolled out offline downloads for its AI-powered translator. So if you don’t have unlimited data or you have a plan that doesn’t work internationally, you can now download neural machine translation from Google’s Android and iOS apps.<p>Previously, you could download Google Translate’s …

The Pressures Of Being An Interpreter At A High-Stakes Summit

Former President George H.W. Bush was deep in nuclear negotiations with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The 1990 talks, focused on an arms control treaty, were suddenly interrupted when a seasoned Soviet interpreter made a critical mistake.<p>The interpreter, Igor Korchilov, said the word "verifying" …

Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them

"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who …

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Feds rushing to help save endangered Indigenous languages

Indigenous languages in Canada are dying out at an alarming rate and in desperate need of saving, says Arif Virani, parliamentary secretary to the …

MCIS Language Solutions

MCIS Language Solutions, Toronto, Ontario. 1.2K likes. MCIS is a social service enterprise which provides services in language interpretation, …

Towards conscious leadership

When we consider the current problems in organisations and society in general, it becomes increasingly evident that unconscious leadership is rife in …

Five Free Apps For Mental Health And Well-Being

It is normal to be stressed, it is okay to feel worried and anxious, because it is just life. Isn’t this what we all sometimes say? Life is busy, and life is stressful. But it doesn’t have to be like this. Stress has long-term and irreversible mental and physical impact, and it is very important to …

Mental Health

4 ways to reduce anxiety in stressful times

The environment. The real estate market. The White House. You don’t have to think very hard to come up with reasons for feeling stressed out. …