A NAATI translation expert can teach us why language study is so important

Learning another language can be tough, so why do it in the first place? After all, isn’t the language you were born with good enough to get us through life?  Unfortunately, the answer is no – at least not in the era we are in today. Here’s why.

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The short history of translation

Oral translation is as old as the need for two language groups to communicate. There have always been those people who have played a part either for their own gain or to help understanding. As people began to travel more in search of trade and new lands the need for translators would have grown to match the demand for their services. Strictly speaking, most of the early translators would have been interpreters. Translation really started when writing began. As soon as written communication became an important development, there was a need for it to be translated into other languages.

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