I was looking at a world map the other day, and I saw Madagascar and was like, "Hmm...Madagascar...LANGUAGE!"
What is the most common spoken language in Madagascar? And can someone direct me to some websites that have more info on it? Thanks. :)
[Freshman at a University in the United States]
So I know that for any major relating to language (or anything in the liberal arts for that matter) it is going to be difficult to pinpoint a job. I've toyed with the idea of being a translator for books/movies/etc, or to maybe work in an international branch of a company or something... but when it comes straight down to it, I have no idea how to go about it.
All I really know is that I want to do something with language, and I want to live somewhere that isn't the United States. Maybe England, so my [French] boy and I can chunnel to France on the weekends or something!
Anyway, how exactly does one get into a field as some kind of translator? I mean, it's still a few years off, but I'd like to know what I'm getting myself into, and how to get myself into it. Especially since I'd be looking for a job overseas, and all...
Can someone here recommend a good book/cd-rom for teaching oneself Polish? I'd preferably like something that involves, umm, speaking, listening, reading and writing. All my local library has is "60 minute in-flight Polish" and a six cd set with no booklet or anything, so I was thinking that I might want to invest in something a little more complete. I'm looking to learn some basic Polish now to, fingers crossed, be followed up with formal lessons in the future.