Better Language Company (BLC) –

A brief introduction

BLC is one of the most trusted and established language agencies in South Africa. We offer our clients excellent rates and services. We offer a full house of language services, ranging from translation to editing, proofreading, design, audio recording services, transcription and e-learning programmes.

‘We provide quick turnaround times and we deliver excellent quality.’

We have been involved in the language services, translation and educational assistance industry for over a decade. In 2018 Bangula cc was rebranded as Better Language Company (Pty) Ltd. Better Language Company is an EME, working with a large pool of freelance service providers/language practitioners/teachers.

Our years of experience, highly skilled team and project management expertise make us the perfect solution for projects of any size.

Overview

BLC has been rendering a vast range of educational services to the foremost educational publishers and developers in South Africa since its inception in 2003, initially as Bangula and since 2018 as Better Language Company (Pty) Ltd. In support of its expansion internationally, BLC was rebranded from Bangula to Better Language Company (Pty) Ltd in 2018.

Our services coverer everything from project management, content development, audio recordings of content, preparing content for conversion to e-publication, sourcing online teachers, and editing, proofreading and translation/versioning of learning material into all the South African languages. The learning material included learner books, teacher guides, workbooks, teacher training material and mock examination papers, in conventional and digitized format for purposes of online teaching and learning.

Our educational clients include (in alphabetical order): Eish-Team, Heinemann (now owned by Pearson), Juta, Learning Channel, Macmillan, Tulane University, Maskew Miller Longman (now owned by Pearson), Modlin e-Learning Solutions, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Shuter and Shooter, Troupant, Vivlia Publishers & Booksellers, and Zebra Publishers (Namibia). 

All our educational projects were project-managed by our founder member, Han Sapire, who has an MA in Translation from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she has been a full-time and later

part-time lecturer and mentor. In addition, Han herself has written a large number of educational textbooks as can be gleaned from her CV.

Under the present CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement) curriculum, which replaced the previous OBE (Outcomes-based Education) curriculum in 2012, our services thus far have covered the following phases and subjects: 

Foundation Phase (Grades R-3): Life Skills, Literacy, Numeracy

Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6): Home Language, First Additional Language, Life Skills, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Social Sciences.

Senior Phase (Grades 7-9): Home Language, First Additional Language, Second Additional Language, Economics Management and Science, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Technology.

FET Phase (Grades 10-12): Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Civil Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Consumer Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Hospitality Studies, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Tourism.

BLC has been rendering a vast range of educational services to the foremost educational publishers and developers in South Africa since its inception in 2003, initially as Bangula and since 2018 as Better Language Company (Pty) Ltd. In support of its expansion internationally, BLC was rebranded from Bangula to Better Language Company (Pty) Ltd in 2018.

Our services coverer everything from project management, content development, audio recordings of content, preparing content for conversion to e-publication, sourcing online teachers, and editing, proofreading and translation/versioning of learning material into all the South African languages. The learning material included learner books, teacher guides, workbooks, teacher training material and mock examination papers, in conventional and digitized format for purposes of online teaching and learning.

Our educational clients include (in alphabetical order): Eish-Team, Heinemann (now owned by Pearson), Juta, Learning Channel, Macmillan, Tulane University, Maskew Miller Longman (now owned by Pearson), Modlin e-Learning Solutions, Oxford University Press, Pearson, Shuter and Shooter, Troupant, Vivlia Publishers & Booksellers, and Zebra Publishers (Namibia). 

All our educational projects were project-managed by our founder member, Han Sapire, who has an MA in Translation from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she has been a full-time and later

part-time lecturer and mentor. In addition, Han herself has written a large number of educational textbooks as can be gleaned from her CV.

Under the present CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement) curriculum, which replaced the previous OBE (Outcomes-based Education) curriculum in 2012, our services thus far have covered the following phases and subjects: 

Foundation Phase (Grades R-3): Life Skills, Literacy, Numeracy

Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6): Home Language, First Additional Language, Life Skills, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Social Sciences.

Senior Phase (Grades 7-9): Home Language, First Additional Language, Second Additional Language, Economics Management and Science, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Technology.

FET Phase (Grades 10-12): Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Civil Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Consumer Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Hospitality Studies, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Tourism.

Current online

teaching capacity

In the light of the new demand for online teaching resources caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, BLC has done the necessary groundwork to assist schools with online teaching tools at any level and in any subject. This includes online sports coaching.

We look forward to assessing your needs and to offering you a tailor-made online teaching package that would we of great benefit to your institution.

Service breakdown – Educational Services

All our educational projects were project-managed by our founder member, Han Sapire, who has an MA in Translation from the University of the Witwatersrand, where she has been a full-time and later part-time lecturer and mentor. In addition, Han herself has written a large number of textbooks as can be gleaned from her CV.

Under the present CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement) curriculum, which replaced the previous OBE (Outcomes-based Education) curriculum in 2012, our services thus far have covered the following phases and subjects: 

Foundation Phase (Grades R-3): Life Skills, Literacy, Numeracy

Intermediate Phase (Grades 4-6): Home Language, First Additional Language, Life Skills, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, Social Sciences.

Senior Phase (Grades 7-9): Home Language, First Additional Language, Second Additional Language, Economics Management and Science, Life Orientation, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social Science, Technology.

FET Phase (Grades 10-12): Accounting, Agricultural Science, Business Studies, Civil Technology, Computer Applications Technology, Consumer Studies, Economics, Geography, History, Hospitality Studies, Information Technology, Life Orientation, Life Sciences, Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Tourism.

All sports (Rugby, Tennis, etc.) with a certified personal trainer

We have a huge team of highly trained educators and lecturers whereby we are able to accommodate most subjects offered by prestigious private schools.

Past projects

Overview

In order to deliver quality work we use only top-quality suppliers. Most of our suppliers hold a post-graduate qualification, some with masters and PhD degrees and they are active in their chosen subject field. We use only language practitioners with suitable experience. We use a system of obtaining references from clients, trainers of translators/editors and the professional editors’ body (PEG) and professional translators’ body (SATI) to appoint suppliers, after which they are mentored and subjected to frequent quality checks. Our translations are also independently checked for quality before delivery.

We obtain regular feedback from clients about the quality of the work we produce.

‘We thrive on providing translations that elicit the glowing feedback we regularly receive from our many high profile clients.’

About our professional

translators and educators

Better Language Company uses a team of top-quality translators and education experts with years of experience and high qualifications who are able to teach classes via online platforms. All of them hold graduate or post-graduate qualifications and are currently active in their chosen fields.

We work with a large database of translators and pride ourselves on being able to perfectly match up translators with the relevant language, technicalities, terminology and subject matter.

We will match the topic of your project with one or more translators who possess the required expertise. They will also be aware of current language trends related to the subject field, ensuring both accuracy and clarity.

‘A strict quality control process is the foundation of our translation services.’

Our expert translators work alongside proofreaders and editors to deliver material equal to its original form. Each job goes through an independent quality check process to ensure the quality of our translations. Our translations are always adapted to your corporate environment and the correct terminology will be used. Regulatory and legislative nuances are also incorporated to provide legitimacy and contextual relevance. You will thus receive a translated version specifically adapted to your needs.

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