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Explaining the Three Levels of Arabic

The three levels of Arabic are Classical, Modern Standard (MSA) and Colloquial. Although all of these levels fall under the blanket of the Arabic language, they are each distinct from one another in many ways. Classical Arabic Classical Arabic is the Arabic of the pre-Islamic era. It is incredibly complex and sophisticated in terms of […]

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15th September, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

The Makings of a United Nations Interpreter

The interpreting world is a colorful place, consisting of numerous types of interpreters with varying linguistic backgrounds, skill sets and experience. Each interpreting job is unique; some interpreting positions require degrees and certifications, and some don’t. No matter what type of interpreter you are, it is known industry-wide that interpreting for the United Nations is […]

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25th August, 2016 I by Erin Lipp

3 Storylines to Watch for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics

On August 5th, 2016, the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will commence. Before the cauldron is lit in Rio, here are a few stories to pay attention to if you are a fan of the United States. Michael Phelps’ Final Splash After announcing his retirement following the 2012 Summer Games in […]

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9th August, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

As Ichiro Inches Closer to Hit #3000, Let’s Congratulate Allen Turner

It was April 2nd, 2001 when Ichiro Suzuki recorded his first Major League hit, a base hit up the middle off of Oakland Athletic pitcher T.J. Mathews. It was 15 years ago when I witnessed the first Japanese position player in MLB history record three hits, drive in two runs, and steal two bases against […]

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27th July, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

What is Foreign Accent Syndrome?

How would you feel if you woke up one day with a new, foreign accent? Surprisingly this happens, and it’s as a result of something called Foreign Accent Syndrome. This rare condition is caused by neurological damage like a stroke or multiple sclerosis, and it has very interesting effects. There are only 100 reported cases […]

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14th July, 2016 I by Erin Lipp

Difficult Languages to Simultaneously Interpret – Part II of II

Simultaneous interpretation is the act of orally interpreting audio with only few seconds of lag time. A strenuous task for any language, four languages in particular that are tough to simultaneously interpret are Arabic, German, Korean, and Navajo. In part two of this blog Korean and Navajo will be discussed. The origins of the Korean […]

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8th July, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

National Day Celebrations around the Globe

This coming Monday is a favorite holiday for many Americans, the 4th of July, the date in which the Continental Congress formally adopted Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence in the year 1776. Today, thoughts of American flags, picnics, fireworks, hotdogs, and apple pies come to mind when one thinks of Independence Day in the United […]

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30th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Food throughout Ramadan الطعام طوال رمضان

Muslims are in the midst of the holy month of Ramadan; which commenced on June 5th and will conclude on July 5th. Although renowned for its focus on prayer and fasting, two of the five pillars of the Islamic faith, food plays a vital role in the practice of Ramadan as well. In regards to […]

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29th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Difficult Languages to Simultaneously Interpret – Part I of II

Simultaneous interpretation is the act of orally interpreting audio with only few seconds of lag time. A strenuous task for any language, four languages in particular that are tough to simultaneously interpret are Arabic, German, Korean, and Navajo. In part one of this blog, the two older languages, Arabic and German will be discussed. The […]

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23rd June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Father’s Day Traditions Around the World

This Sunday, June 19th, the United States will be observing Father’s Day. Across the nation, families will honor their fathers with picnics, gifts, and other special events. At my Pennsylvania home Sunday afternoon, the grill will be warming up, baseball will be on the television, and my father will receive a gift from my sister […]

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17th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

Deaf West Theatre’s Spring Awakening Brings American Sign Language to the Tony Awards

On June 12th, 2016 the 70th annual Tony Awards captured the attention of nearly nine million American viewers as the hit musical Hamilton racked up an astounding eleven honors. However, many believe the most noteworthy performance to grace the Beacon Theatre stage Sunday night was Deaf West Theatre’s reproduction of Spring Awakening, one of the […]

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14th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

The King vs. Steph: NBA Finals Generating Worldwide Excitement

For any American sports fanatic, a rematch of last season’s NBA Finals between Steph Curry’s record-breaking Golden State Warriors and LeBron “King” James and his royal court of Cleveland Cavaliers expected to be must-watch television this June. Despite the Warriors early domination in the series, thus far the 2016 NBA Finals have exceeded expectations in […]

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7th June, 2016 I by Zachary Sheaffer

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