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DLS Elkridge and Herndon Offices

DLS ELKRIDGE DLS opened a new training location in Elkridge, Maryland in January 2014. DLS Elkridge is conveniently located next to MARC Dorsey Station for Baltimore, Fort Meade, and Annapolis-based students and... Read More

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How to Manage Translations with Missing Text

When managing federal translation assignments, a surprising number of documents arrive that are either incomplete or poor scans. Frequently, the client will not have access to the original file, so you are left with only this incomplete document. As a project manager or translator, it is important to address this situation properly and provide the most...


What Does it Mean to Be Fluent in a Language?

When people begin to study a new language, they often say they hope to become “fluent.” Maybe they picture themselves moving easily in the streets of a foreign city, enjoying exciting new places and people. That’s good motivation, but it is worth defining the goal more concretely and realistically. Rightly understood, fluency is a...


Cognates in Foreign Language Learning

If you have studied a foreign language before, you have probably noticed that some foreign words look similar – and in some cases identical – to English words.  When this happens, the task of learning the new foreign word is made easier.  In English and French, the word “jubilation” is spelled the same and has the same...


In The Community

Bright and early on Saturday, May 11, DLS employees, friends, and family gathered at the National Mall in support of the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure in Washington, D.C. Upon their arrival, and the donning of bright pink t-shirts, the group became “Team DLS for the Cure” and proceeded to either walk or run a 5K, (1.3 mile) route that wrapped around D.C.’s Tidal Basin.


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