Category Archives: CALD Communities & Multicultural Australia

Nominations for 2016 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Awards closing soon

In 2015 our 2M CEO Tea Dietterich won the category for Multicultural Business Person of the Year at the Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business. Nominations for the 2016 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business close on 15 June. The Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Awards for Business celebrate the contribution multicultural businesses make to the Brisbane economy and community through Read More

2M CEO presenting at Mental Health Conference

Our CEO Tea Dietterich is presenting next Thursday 13 August at the 16th International Mental Health Conference on Reaching out to fragile Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities and how to ensure the message to Multicultural Australia gets across. The 16th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise, from Thursday Read More

Communicating in a Changing World

Recently I had a chat to a member of the marketing department of car manufacturer AUDI, and they took me on a journey into the very near future: no need to reach into your glove box for the instruction manual anymore – you will merely hold your smartphone or tablet in front of the dashboard Read More

Why translations – and what’s in it for your organisation?

“It is a bit like preaching to the converted,” said Pino Migliorino, Chair of the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia, casually during his inviting opening address to FECCA 2013.  The conference, held by FECCA in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (MCCGC) last Read More

2M wins National Multicultural Marketing Award in Sydney tonight

2M Language Services has won this evening in the Export Category of the 2013 National Multicultural Marketing Awards at the Gala Presentation in Sydney. 2M’s Christiane Roll, Director of Sales, accepted the award on behalf of the company: “A great honour to be amongst these top Australian organisations who have shown most creative and successful Read More

Australian Indigenous languages, the most culturally diverse in the world

Recently I attended the opening ceremony of the monumental installation DAYIWUL LIRLMIM (“Barramundi Scales”) by our very own Aboriginal Australian artist Lena Nyadbi on the rooftop of the Musée du quai Branly in Paris. The permanent Aboriginal work painted by the artist on the museum’s 700sqm roof terrace is now visible to the 7 million Read More

Voice-over or subtitling, which is best?

Did you know that Nicole Kidman is fluent in Italian and Russell Crowe’s French is of excellent command? Not really – but it seems like it when you watch dubbed Hollywood movies in countries like France, Germany and Italy. In Holland and Scandinavia on the other hand, our Aussie actors speak English and viewers can Read More

FECCA Conference – Register Early!

As blogged earlier this year – 2M is very proud to be Silver Sponsor at this year’s FECCA Conference, and the event is approaching fast! The biennial conference, organised by the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Read More

Top misconceptions in language translation for business

Translation of your business messages into foreign languages looks easy these days with the Internet at your fingertips and bilingual friends on call. However, often these friends will translate your messages into the foreign language quite literally.  They will take your words and pose the exact referenceable words against them.  They will not rephrase them Read More

2M Silver Sponsor of 2013 FECCA Conference 7-8 Nov Gold Coast

The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) in conjunction with the Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ) and the Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast (MCCGC) together with Silver Sponsor 2M Language Services invite you and your organisation to join us at the 2013 FECCA Conference to be held from Thursday 7 to Friday Read More

Multicultural Australia – Harmony Day to celebrate our CALD communities

As many of you know, the annual A Taste of Harmony week runs from 18 – 24 March, where we celebrate diversity in Australian workplaces by encouraging colleagues to share food and stories from their different cultural backgrounds. An initiative of the Scanlon Foundation, A Taste of Harmony coincides with national Harmony Day, which is Read More