Language bias refers to the idea that we are inclined to favour those who communicate in the same way as us: people who speak our language, have the same accent, and use similar vocabulary or slang. This is, unfortunately, a common cause for discrimitation, as some accents can be seen as less professional or less ‘proper’ than others. On January 27th, we were joined by Dr. Maame Nikabs to hold an open forum discussion on these issues.
The final networking event of 2021 was dedicated to addressing our voice concerns. Voice teacher Anouska Taylor joined us to answer questions about the speaking voice of language professionals. Interpreters, … Continue Reading Our December 2021 Event: Q&A with voice teacher Anouska Taylor
Our August event was quite special as we celebrated our 2 year anniversary with presentations powered by PechaKucha.
We kicked off the evening at City Business Library. Laura Patsko delivered a thought-provoking mini-workshop/talk on the countless ways English is spoken in the world, titled ‘An English accent that everyone can understand.’