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Origin: Durham, UK
Training: Modern Languages and Cultures (Specialising in Spanish, Arabic and Persian)
Linguistic Combinations: Spanish – English
My name is Adam and I am currently studying for a degree in Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University in the United Kingdom; I am specialising in Spanish, Arabic and Persian languages and cultures. As part of my degree I had the opportunity to travel abroad for a year to immerse myself in the languages and cultures that I am studying. To immerse myself in Spanish I came to Madrid and worked at AltaLingua for 4 months from October 2019 until February 2020.
I’ve known for a few years that I wanted to work with languages and especially in the translation sector, so I sent an email to AltaLingua saying I wanted to improve my Spanish skills at the best translation agency in Madrid and I had the great opportunity to work here as an intern.
“I was really lucky to be able to translate so many different types of texts”
I was a little nervous about starting at AltaLingua as a student in the professional world, but those nerves were put to rest as soon as I walked through the door. The team here are second to none and made me feel very welcome immediately, there were plenty of people I can talk to if I have any question or worry about anything. You could not ask for a better team to work with than the AltaLingua team.
“AltaLingua helped me become more confident about my abilities as a linguist and translator.”
I was really lucky to be able to translate so many different types of texts too; one day I could be working on restaurant menus and the next day legal contracts, all the while having the full support of those around me.
AltaLingua helped me become more confident about my abilities as a linguist and translator. I thank the entire AltaLingua team for being so caring, professional, and friendly. I cannot wait to come back to Madrid again in the future.