In this episode of Speaking of Translation, Eve and Corinne discuss strategies for maintaining your second (or third, or fourth…) language. As translators, we often struggle to maintain our active speaking and writing skills in our non-native languages. Those of us who live in our source language countries may even struggle to keep our native language skills current. We discuss various ways to maintain or improve your language skills, including some ways to practice a language that you are still learning.
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Eve’s book Maintaining Your Second Language
- Interview with Joanne Archambault, on using client-side conferences to meet direct clients
- French Voices podcast
- Radio France Internationale
- News in Slow, a website with newscasts in French, German, Spanish, and Italian
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Maintaining your second, third, or fourth language