language mistakes

When Celebrities Make Language Mistakes

Language is at its best when it goes spectacularly wrong, despite the fact that we all put so much effort into getting it right. Many of the most famous language fails are indelible in our collective memory, and we still recall plenty of mistranslations. Not to mention the more mundane ways Google Translate betrays us.  […]

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When Doctors Apologize to Their Patients: The Role of Language Access, Cultural Awareness, and Implicit Bias

Mistakes happen. That is an axiom of life in general. But in health care, admitting medical mistakes can seem to be counter intuitive, leaving health care providers open to court decisions that they have admitted liability for negligence, malpractice, or deviations from the accepted standard of medical care. However, there is considerable opinion within health […]

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Covid-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccines. Too Critical for a Language Barrier

With the public release and administration of COVID-19 vaccines in the United States, there is much information for government agencies, businesses, and health care providers to share with people who likely have many questions: Vaccine Availability Vaccine Cost Federal and state guidance for vaccination priority Are vaccines mandatory? Information about mandatory vaccination exemptions because of […]

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Do Language Barriers Impede Access to Healthcare? Yes, They Do.

Do Language Barriers Impede Access to Healthcare? Yes, They Do.

In 2018, you may or not be surprised that in health care, many practitioners and executives remain unfamiliar with what has been known for many years – language barriers between doctor and patient present serious health risks and liability issues. Indeed, for example, a 2011 Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority study entitled ‘Managing Patients with Limited […]

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Bromberg Blog: Five Best Language Learning Apps in 2018

Five Best Language Learning Apps

Perhaps, you are in the mood to learn a new language. You might be interested in traveling and want to pick up a language to be as immersed as possible with your new surroundings. Or you want to advance your career with a newly developed skill. Either way, there are an array of new language […]

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Takeaways from “Language Access Plans 101”

Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop “Language Access Plans 101” this past Tuesday! We were happy to see so many professionals and the organizations they represent actively participating in discussions about language access. During his presentation at the workshop, federal compliance expert Bruce Adelson delved into the complex legal requirements involved with providing […]

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TEN COMMON MISTAKES OF GERMAN LEARNERS

English is a Germanic language, and many students who are learning German for the first time are relieved to find a nearly identical alphabet and similar vocabulary. However, this doesn’t stop a student of German from making mistakes, even at higher levels of language learning. Beyond the challenging cases and adjective endings that are infamous […]

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