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Author Topic: I need a translator!  (Read 1062 times)

Offline weso1

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I need a translator!
« on: March 26, 2012, 09:40:13 PM »
I have a friend coming to Busan for some big education fair next month. He will need a translator for two days, the 4th and 5th, to help him around the fair (he's representing the university we graduated from.)

So can anyone help me out? A Korean coworker found a pro interpreter service in Busan, but they want like 200k a day.  :o But I'm pretty sure that's for like CEOs and proper business dealings. This is just for him and his little team to have someone filter the language back and forth for any other representatives he might meet there. Your average English speaking hagwon teacher would be fine.

Thanks!

Offline Brian

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Re: I need a translator!
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2012, 06:47:11 AM »
This proably doesn't help, but maybe he could get a former student in the area to help?  One of my colleagues is going there, too, and to the one in Seoul, and he will be meeting former Korean students who will assist him.  He's picked the ones with the best English, of course, but that's one way to do it.

He and his university might also have connections with placement agencies and / or hagwon in Busan that might be able to loan him a teacher for a day or two. 
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Offline MissC

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Re: I need a translator!
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2012, 07:47:26 AM »
check Goodwill Guides. I've never tried it myself, and I don't know anyone who has, but if it works like the website claims, it would be a fantastic underused resource.

http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/GK/GK_EN_2_7_3_1.jsp