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Five Reasons to Outsource Translation to an Agency Rather Than Do Everything Internally

If you have an international business that operates all over the world or Europe, that's already a super cool achievement. However, to build the most effective international business, you need to speak to customers in their own language. Some businesses send translations to their overseas offices to complete, and some use translation agencies. Here are a few thoughts on why I think outsourcing translation can be a good idea.

By Lauren 30th May, 2019

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Why Should Companies of Any Size Work With an Independent Recruiter?

Although it's down to personal preference what sort of recruitment suppliers your company uses, there are many advantages to working with an independent recruiter. Many of these advantages, you may not have even thought of. I know this because I didn't appreciate all the advantages myself until I set up on my business.

By Lauren 10th April, 2019

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Interviewing Candidates for a Bilingual Job... Should I Ask If They Are 'Fluent?'

You can, but I would advise not just stopping there and moving on. The term ‘fluent’ can be quite a broad one for us linguists. One person’s definition of fluent may not be another’s. I would advise going a bit further and checking the candidate can do specific tasks in that foreign language, related to the job you are recruiting for.

By Lauren 19th February, 2019

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Why Translate Your Website Into Different Languages?

If you really want your business to succeed internationally in non English speaking territories, it's not enough anymore to rely on English. If you don't have a website already in different languages, here are 5 reasons why it is a good idea!

By Lauren 4th December, 2018

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Languages For Business

Here at BonBon Languages, we love everything to do with languages and how they help business. So we thought it would be a great idea to create a series of blog posts showcasing linguistic talent within local businesses. If you’re interested in learning a new language or international business in general, read on for some honest real-life perspectives...

By Lauren 2nd November, 2018

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Russian From Scratch!

This one is for anyone who is interested in the process of learning Russian from scratch. I learnt the language with no prior knowledge myself, and teach students in the same way as I learnt it. So here is a guide to how you will learn Russian with me in the first few lessons...

By Lauren 7th September, 2018

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Learning a Foreign Language

How to Take Progress to The Next Level

This one is mainly aimed at intermediate/advanced learners, so if you have been studying a language already. Try some or all of these five things to support your formal lessons, and see how much you can progress. I personally do or have done all of these to keep my own language skills up to scratch. As with many things, consistency is everything in making progress with a language. If you commit to spending 10, 20, 30 minutes a day, and doing this consistently, you will make progress...

By Lauren 29th August, 2018

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Easiest European Language?

I've been really into languages since the start of secondary school. I studied French, Spanish and Italian at GCSE, French and Spanish at A Level, then Russian and French at degree level. I sometimes get asked which language is the hardest. So, if you're thinking about learning a new language, here's my opinion on each language I've learnt, and in order of difficulty...

By Lauren 23rd August, 2018

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10 Facts About Learning Russian

For Business or Leisure

I often get asked what it's was like to learn Russian, and how difficult I found it. So here are 10 facts about the Russian language and what it's like to learn, if you're interested in learning or just interested in general...

By Lauren 21st August, 2018

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