What are the similarities and differences between learning a language for yourself – eg for an upcoming holiday – and learning a language within a business context? We take a look at some of the things that are involved with learning a new language from a corporate perspective and compare these with what you might expect if you take up some language training in a personal capacity. Why Corporate Language Training? There are many valid reasons for wanting to learn a new language to help further your business or career prospects. (See our rece...
Tags 5 most spoken languages, Arabic, Chinese, English, Hindi, learning a language, Learning Arabic, Learning Chinese, Learning English, Learning Hindi, learning languages, Learning Spanish, Spanish, Which language should I learn?
Mar 11 2018
Are you thinking about learning a new language? If you are, then you're probably trying to choose which language to learn. After all, it's going to take up a lot of time and effort, so you have to choose wisely. As language is all about communicating, choosing one of the world's 5 most spoken languages is probably a good idea. You will want to have plenty of opportunities to practise your new language skills. So what are the 5 most spoken languages in the world? 1. Chinese Thanks to the huge population of China and the thousands of Chinese commun...
Tags beast from the east, European languages, how to say snow, language learning, learning a language, snow, snow in French, snow in German, snow in Italian, snow in Spanish, the word for snow in European languages
Mar 3 2018
The Beast from the East has hit the UK and it has taken the country by storm - pun quite literally intended! Transport and infrastructure has come to a standstill as the country struggles to deal with the heavy snowfall. Shoppers have been posting on Social Media images of empty shop shelves because delivery trucks haven't been able to make way on the roads. Commuters have been stranded on trains, buses and in cars on the motorway as the snow has clogged up the tracks and roads. If you are a trapped commuter or been asked to work from home, this is...
Tags different words for love, etymology, European languages, how do you say love, love, meaning of love, synonyms of love, Valentine's Day
Feb 20 2018
Thanks to Valentine's Day, February is the month we associate with love, amour and lust. Interestingly, each of these three English words - synonyms of love - all have roots from different European languages. So let's take a closer look at where these words come from and what they have in common. Love Liebe in German. Liefde in Dutch. Любовь or lyubov' in Russian. Love in English or lufu in Old English. While at first glance these words might seem completely different, they are in fact actually very similar. Structurally speaking, their si...
You may have contemplated learning a language for business purposes before – as many of us have. But if you’re the same as most people, you’ve probably put it off as being “non priority”. Certainly, with English being known as “the world’s lingua franca”, you may have decided there’s no real point learning another language as everyone you come into contact with will speak English anyway. Well here’s some thoughts and facts that might make you think again, if you’re wondering what the business case might be for learning a new lang...
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