Posts by Jill Tattersall

PILBARA LANGUAGES ON A PATH TO DIGITISATION

What an amazing year for our partners Wangka Maya Pilbara Language Centre! Filming, website, school programmes, museum projects, research, an expo, and the ground-breaking project we have been supporting, the establishment of a digital hub with a vast collection of video, audio and written resources on language, indigenous knowledge and governance. With the Centre’s fast … Continue Reading →

Support for gifted learners

New Zealand’s Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin has announced a million dollar package of support for gifted education. The Minister said restoring support and funding for gifted education is a priority. It is estimated that up to 40,000 learners are gifted in New Zealand. The new package will support gifted learners and those with exceptional … Continue Reading →

Our stories

Keen to learn more about Aotearoa New Zealand’s history prior to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi? Take a look at our new app telling the story of Ngāti Whātua Ōrakei. Launched at the historic Mission Bay Stonehouse this month and available for free download this app covers the iwi’s story up until the … Continue Reading →

Digital Innovation Hub to be established at Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre  

The Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre in Port Hedland Australia has announced plans to become a Digital Innovation Hub, leading the way in using technology to communicate the importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal languages. The Centre is receiving a $200,000 Commonwealth Grant to establish the Digital Innovation Hub. The funding, just approved by … Continue Reading →

We Bare Bears speak te Reo Māori for first time

Cartoon Network’s beloved animated sitcom We Bare Bears has screened everywhere from Pakistan to the Philippines. This year, for New Zealand’s Maori Language Week, producer Turner Broadcasting agreed to have the bears speak te reo Māori for the first time – with Temuera Morrison providing the voice of lead character Grizzly. We’re super excited to have been … Continue Reading →

The Language Technology Landscape

Leading global researcher Nimdzi Insights LLC has just unveiled a Language Technology Atlas that maps the tools available for companies operating in the language services industry. The infographic Nimdzi Language Technology Landscape provides a useful view into the relevant technologies available in this booming industry. The researchers have mapped over 400 different software tools across the categories of Translation Tools, … Continue Reading →

The Language Services Market is booming!

Leading global researcher Nimdzi Insights LLC has published a fascinating insight into the fast-growing Language Services Market. They defined the market broadly as ” translation, transcreation, localization, multilingual desktop publishing (DTP), language quality assurance, linguistic testing, multilingual copywriting, multilingual technical writing, language project management, interpreting, video remote interpreting, telephone interpreting, linguist verification and staffing, media localization, … Continue Reading →

Top predictions for the app economy in 2018

2018 will mark the 10-year anniversary for both the Apple App Store and Android Market. Since their launches, mobile apps have impacted society at an astounding pace and scale. Over nearly a decade, the app economy has matured in a number of ways: By the end of October 2017, the iOS App Store and Google … Continue Reading →