Taking two months off to live in England
Thread poster: trans-agrar

trans-agrar  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 15:13
English to German
+ ...
Sep 19, 2010

Dear colleagues,
I am planning to spend February and March 2011 in England, preferably in London, to brush up my English and enjoy the 'native' side of my working language. Practically, I am planning to share a flat in London. Yet, it would of course be much more rewarding, if I could be in contact with like-minded people, i.e. professional translators.
Therefore, I would appreciate any ideas, suggestions and offers that could help make my sabbatical time in England as successful as possible. I would also be interested in sharing an office during that time.
Any response regarding this project is much appreciated.
Thank you
Barbara


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:13
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Listen Sep 20, 2010

trans-agrar wrote:

Dear colleagues,
I am planning to spend February and March 2011 in England, preferably in London, to brush up my English and enjoy the 'native' side of my working language. Practically, I am planning to share a flat in London. Yet, it would of course be much more rewarding, if I could be in contact with like-minded people, i.e. professional translators.
Therefore, I would appreciate any ideas, suggestions and offers that could help make my sabbatical time in England as successful as possible. I would also be interested in sharing an office during that time.
Any response regarding this project is much appreciated.
Thank you
Barbara


Listen to BBC Radio 4. Travel by bus. Listen to the many different ways in which English is spoken. Join the Apostrophe Protection Society http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

Note the increasing levels of semi-illiteracy in a large part of the British population. Most people cannot spell or punctuate correctly and are unable to construct a sentence.

[Edited at 2010-09-20 09:00 GMT]


 

Charlie Bavington (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:13
French to English
In fairness Sep 20, 2010

Tom in London wrote:

Listen to BBC Radio 4....
Most people cannot spell or punctuate correctly and are unable to construct a sentence.


There was a programme on R4 a while back which made the point that some of the first pamphlets published, once the ability to print stuff became available to those with the resources to pay for it, were bemoaning the state of the language (and gripes about "the youth of today"). Which either means these claims are exaggerated or that most people have never been able to spell properly or construct a sentence...

I find never leaving the house helpsicon_smile.gif


 

Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:13
Spanish to English
+ ...
Pow-wows Sep 20, 2010

Look out for pow-wows on in your area while you are in the UK - there should be something. And if it doesn't look promising, organise one!!

Lucky you....


 

Tina Colquhoun  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:13
Member (2005)
Danish to English
+ ...
Something agricultural? Sep 20, 2010

Hi Barbara

As you seem to specialise in agricultural subjects, maybe a trip to the countryside for a county fair, agricultural show, trade fair or something like that?

A visit or even a course at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester?

I suppose it all depends on the time you have available and your budget...icon_smile.gif

Maybe have a look at this link...?

http://www.asao.co.uk/

Best
Tina


 

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
+ ...
. Sep 20, 2010

Check the ITI and IOL websites for events while you're there. The ITI has a London regional group, though their calendar of events only goes as far as December this year:
http://www.iti-lrg.org.uk/page/upcoming


 


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