Over the past 15 years, the number of ESL/no English patients that doctors have been seeing has increased exponentially. With this in mind, here is a list of best practices for communicating with ESL patients that doctors, and other healthcare professionals, should keep in mind when confronted with an ESL/no English patient.
"There are more than 7,000 languages spoken throughout the world today, and each one is unique in its own way. Did you know that there is a language spoken off the coast of Spain that consists entirely of whistles? Or that in Hawaii, there are over 200 different words for “rain?"
But even with the enormous amount of diversity among today’s languages, international communication has only improved. Interpreters and translation specialists have helped make the world feel a lot smaller, and the internet more easily accessible by all. How much do you know about the languages of the world? Learn a few interesting facts about languages on the list below.
With June already in full swing, it is difficult not to contemplate the meaning of summer. At Dynamic Language, we cannot resist using cross-cultural and cross-linguistic comparison to analyze the origins of summer in different languages.
The emergency room physician misdiagnosed the girl's condition as gastroenteritis, prescribed a drug not recommended for pediatric use, failed to inform the parents of the potential side effects of the drug, and failed to provide discharge instructions to the parents in their native language.
Languages are continuously evolving along with the world. It’s a never-ending progress that’s always interesting to observe. Check out all of the latest language statistics in this infographic.
Companies that are looking to succeed in the new age of international marketing must be sure they are paying attention to how communications are changing. There are several factors that are having a huge impact on today's international marketers.
Major League Baseball Opening Day 2018
Baseball may be a quintessential American pastime, but that doesn’t mean enjoyment is limited to English-speakers. In fact, 2018 Opening Day rosters showed that Major League Baseball players have become increasingly diverse. Last year, the percentage of black players in the MLB is 7.7 percent, Latino players 31.9 percent, and Asian and other diverse players 2.7 percent. In 2018, there is a combined total of 241 players born outside the U.S., representing 21 countries and territories. Examples include the Dominican Republic (84 players), Venezuela (74 players), and Cuba (17 players).
Looking for interesting language facts? The world is full of diverse and unique languages, from the exotic sounds of Japanese to the romantic expressions of French. How all of these languages originated is often debated.
Tagalog is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Although it originated in the Philippines, it contains traces of other languages, such as English and Spanish. In the United States alone, it is one of the most common languages aside from English with an estimated 1.69 million speakers.
Find out why this widely known language is so important, and why it should be on your radar.
The 2017 hurricane season was unusually busy, and the United States suffered several direct hits in just a few weeks. Hurricane Harvey caused catastrophic flooding in Eastern Texas, quickly followed by Hurricane Irma’s strike in the Southeast United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Just behind Irma, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico and flooded parts of the Southeast again.