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Prepare to Be Inspired, Language Show Live

Prepare to Be Inspired at the Language Show Live UK

As we move into an increasingly competitive global marketplace, the need to improve the UK’s capabilities in languages has never been more important. This is the message that CILT, the National Centre for Languages, will be driving home at the Language Show this weekend. They will be sharing a whole range of materials and initiatives to inspire language teachers, learners and linguists alike.

The Language Show is undoubtedly the biggest event of the year for anyone with a passion for languages. With over 100 free seminars and 185 exhibitors, it gives language teachers and enthusiasts all the help, advice and resources they need to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments around language learning.

For more information, visit the Languages Show Live UK.

The STAR Team

UK Police spend £2,700 an hour on translators

£2,700 an hour on translators

A recent poll conducted by the Conservative Party in the UK revealed that the UK police forces spent almost £2,700 an hour on translators in 2007.

This was spent on translation and interpreting between witnesses and suspects.

A total bill of £24 million for translation in 2006/07 was returned.

This was up 64pc from the 2004 figure of £14 million.

The data and figures were gathered by the Conservatives as part of a Freedom of Information request to forces in England and Wales.

The STAR Team