Best Language Apps 2020

Best Language Apps 2020

Here is a list of our favourite language apps (feel free to suggest any you love): Grammarly (Chrome extension or keyboard addition) – Grammarly is an AI-powered writing assistant which checks your spelling and grammar across documents, emails and social media. It...
Covid and Translation

Covid and Translation

A sure-fire investment for the future I’m 52 years old today (… why thank you – it’s all that clean living) but, I can still recall the classroom dust motes, the smell of polish and wood, and the pain and anguish, 40 odd years ago, as I sat there, utterly baffled by...
Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Mild Fantasy & Children’s Literature

Stories that politely pretend that everything is perfectly normal when it’s clearly not. In 2015, I spent an enjoyable summer with an excellent production company (Warpline Films), quietly pottering about the British Isles making a documentary on British Fantasy...
GDPR and translation

GDPR and translation

This whole GDPR thing is a bad business, I fear. It’s not just that it’s beginning to look like a bandwagon for consultancy and compliance firms to charge for not a great deal, it’s part of a problem that is only going to get bigger. I think we have far too much of...
Best Language Learning sites and Apps

Best Language Learning sites and Apps

Aktuel Translations started simply because a client of ours was trying to get out of Italian lessons his boss had booked for him. In 1992 I had founded a company called London Tutors (home tuition and office training) and it wasn’t going well. After a few months, I...