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Foreign Language Anxiety  

What is Foreign Language Anxiety? Foreign language anxiety (or xenoglossophobia) is the feeling of unease, worry, nervousness and apprehension experienced when learning or using a second or foreign language. These feelings may stem from any second language context whether associated with the productive skills of speaking and writing, or the receptive skills of reading and listening. Symptoms The fear or phobia of foreign language can produce both physical and physiological symptoms. In some cases, the physical symptoms are similar to those associated with typical […]


A Spanish-English glossary of genetics  

Following on from my recent post on genomics and personalised medicine, here is my personal Spanish-English glossary. It started as a short Excel file a few years ago when I translated a website for a Spanish  company that offers genetic testing services. It has developed over time but enjoyed a growth spurt after the ITI Medical & Pharmaceutical Network workshop in November when we discussed challenging terminology in a Spanish text on pharmacogenomics. I converted my Excel file to a Multiterm termbase for Studio […]