Communication is the act of conveying meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs, symbols, and semiotic rules. 

Online Translators

Woxikon is an Online Dictionary that will translate words and word sequences. (German, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese & Swedish Dictionary)

Kwintessential is a translation service. They offer with intercultural training, website translation and transcript translation. It has global etiquette guides available online.

International Calls

When dialing from a land line, you must dial an exit code from the country that you are calling from. When using a cellular phone that has been set up for international calls and you are physically in that country using that phone, no exit code is needed. However you must dial a '+' in addition to the country code. For example:

011 - Exit code when making an international call from United States
39 - Italian country code for inbound calls or
+39 - Using a cellar phone setup for international calling
(055 or 55) - Florence (Firenze) city code
Local Number - International dialing code format

Country Calling Codes is where international telephoning is made easy. Any time you make a long distance call or need to provide your friend, family or customer with the correct international dialing codes. shows you how to dial. Use the How To Dial tool, simply select the country you're dialing from, then the country you're dialing to, then input the area code and phone number you'd like to call and the complete number to dial will be displayed.

PC, Laptop or Tablet

Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application. Originally developed as Facebook Chat in 2008, the company revamped its messaging service in 2010, and subsequently released standalone iOS and Android apps in August 2011. It allows you to instantly connect with the anyone connected to the internet. Messenger is free, fast, and secure. Reach anyone that has an account. You can use names or phone numbers to find friends.


Google Hangouts is a communication platform developed by Google which includes messaging, video chat, SMS and VOIP features from your phone, tablet or computer. Connect anywhere with an internet connection, the plugin is free and installs in seconds.


Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages, and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video.

+39 - Use the '+' and the country code when using Skype to call internationally

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