Traditional v 21st Century language translation methods. Which are you?

This is an interesting story that really makes you think about language acquisition.

A power couple in neuroscience, professors Patricia Kuhl and Andrew Meltzoff were in Hong Kong recently to give a talk on their respective areas of expertise – emotional quotient and intelligence quotient – and the role of each in language acquisition.  http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1456247/between-lines-why-bilingualism-childs-play

For me I am left with the feeling that traditional methods are wholly useless, and no matter how long a person tries to learn a language or how much money they spend then they are already setting themselves up for a fall. However people still tell us if we are to communicate across language then we must speak another language. For me I think we just need to simply communicate.

It is difficult to acquire language later in life because the brain loses its elasticity. In terms of learning new languages past the age of seven, Kuhl posits that the “window of learning” stays open longer for children who were exposed to different languages as babies.

I believe that if this research is true then those who have had no exposure to other languages as a child, will struggle as adults and depending on when this influence stopped their wired connections in the brain are already being depleted.

Kuhl found early language skills predict future reading abilities, and skills not developed early are difficult to remediate later on.

This is where I believe EMASUK comes into its own.

  • We don’t want people to fail.
  • We understand that not everyone is a linguist, not everyone can learn many languages yet the way people are moving globally this is in some cities and expectation.
  • What we do all want to do is communicate whether with colleagues, customers or other adults, no matter what field you are in. For the vast majority of us that means recognising where we are and then looking for a way to bridge the gap.

Our award winning Talking Tool called Two can Talk or ClaireTalk (in health settings) does this easily and relatively cheaply. Using two key boards and 26 languages it is possible to communicate across these languages simply and effectively at low cost 24 hours a day.

So which will you be?

  1. traditional continuing to do what you have always done and wondering why it isn’t having an effect? or
  2. use the toosl and knowledge available to me today to develop my communication skills?

If you chose number 2 the contact us for more details  info@emasuk.com, 07824612965 for more details.

Bruce Moss

Tel: 07500 008092

Email: bruce.moss@bmconsultancy.co.uk

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Educationalists – When a new learner joins your school, how do you welcome them into yours school’s pastoral environment prior to the first time in a classroom? With an English speaking child we would normally give them a welcome pack with school times, uniforms or dress code, important places such as the dining room and important people on, and maybe some tips on how the parents can support them to improve their academic abilities.
Until now this has meant expensive translators and hours of work. But with Text Tutor, our award winning translation tool, it now only takes minutes and the same message can go out in 60 languages at the touch of a button.

Ideal for:

  • Letters to home for  absenteeism etc.
  • School forms such as  admission
  • School signs
  • Scaffolded support sheets
  • Newsletters
  • Welcome booklets

Doctors and Healthcare workers – When a patient enters your surgery or busy A and E how would you normally find out which language the patient speaks when care is critical? As with Education you can use this in real time situations to create written detail in over 60 languages at the touch of a button.

Police and Solicitors – When your prisoner/ client arrives that speaks little or no English at initial consultation how do you communicate to ensure you get both get the best from the consultation, even if it just to get the right translator for you?

Our February special offer is Text Tutor for only £99 normally £300. Buy today and get 12 months unlimited use of Text Tutor.
To take advantage of this offer please contact us at info@emasuk.com or 0845 009 4939

Solicitors – Have confidence that the client is understanding what you are saying from initial meeting

Calling solicitors, letting agents, accountants and estate agents. Talk to clients whose communication language is not English by putting yourself in charge of the conversation from the start.  Using EMASUK’s low cost translation solutions you can find out basic information  quickly and easily.

Be time efficient by finding out the information you need when the clients walks in and before you employ a translator or interpreter. The easy to use web based solution allows you to translate initial letters to clients, talk to the client and give yourself confidence that the client is understanding what you are telling them.

Available on all platforms including tablets, iphones, I pads, androids and kindle fire.

Contact  Bruce for more information b.moss@emasuk.com or 07500 008 092.

Communicate across languages with EMASUK SMT's

Communicate across languages with EMASUK

 

 

EMASUK App is Excellent and Easy to use for a safe outcome says Doctor

Yesterday we were asked to help in a crisis where a doctor needed to communicate with a Chinese patient. Looking at the tools we have on hand we thought the App would be the most efficient and portable tool in the situation, so it was great when our thoughts were shown to be correct and we received this feedback from the doctor.

Thanks- I ‘ve just used it in a consultation with a chinese patient – it was excellent – easy to use and allowed me to get a safe outcome. The patient was very impressed !

We are all undoubtedly happy but for the patient and Doctor it is more than this – it proved that in clinical situations this app can support a safe outcome.

If you would like more information about the app which retails at £995 for 5 apps contact us at info@emasuk.com or call 08450094939.

Resources and tools to support you to talk to new arrivals or those whose first language is not English.

In recent Ofsted reports a number of schools that use EMAS UK have achieved ‘outstanding’ judgements and our revolutionary tools and resources have been highlighted as helping pupils achieve higher results than their peers nationally. They could all show how the pupil premium raised standards and achieved outstanding value for money.

If you have a number of EAL pupils and want resources and tools that will enable you to:

  • Communicate with them in their home language
  • Have them answer in English
  • Interview parents and carers
  • Have more effective targeting of pupils
  • Reduce disaffection through engagement
  • Have language specific work already prepared
  • Send letters home in the parent’s home language
  • Answer emails with the ease of a home language speaker
  • Use the same system as used      by Doctors and nurses in hospitals

Then talk to EMAS UK about how using their tools can make a positive difference.

Created by:

  • Teachers for teacher.
  • Classroom practitioners with years of EAL experience.
  • Utilising best practice and disseminating it.

For less than £500 a primary school can have award winning cover 24/7.

Now launching the newest tool in your pocket. The Talking App similar to Siri. It can be used by any iPad or tablet and works wherever you have 3G or Wi-Fi.