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World Arabic Day - December 18th

December 18th, QFI celebrates World Arabic Day, which is recognized annually by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in commemoration of December 18, 1973 when Arabic was recognized... Read More

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Student’s Perspective: Benefits of One-to-One Language Learning

When I moved to China in 2009, I arrived with a handful of basic phrases of Mandarin Chinese and started on the difficult path towards fluency. From the beginning, I had a one-on-one language teacher and I honestly do not think that I would have been able to achieve my high level of Chinese proficiency without her help. In addition, from my experience as a...


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...


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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