Here’s an overview of the pros and cons of learning a language for business using an online service, versus opting for face to face tuition. Business Language Training There are many reasons why you might want to learn a language for business purposes – our business language training archive has more articles on the subject. So once you’ve decided this is what you want to do, how should you go about getting the right sort of training for your purposes? There are fundamentally 2 types of training that are widely available: - online train...
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Jun 4 2018
One of the reasons given in 5 reasons to learn a foreign language was the fact that learning a new language means you could earn more money. As the world becomes more globalized and international trade and relations sore, one of the booming economies of the world today is China. In the 5 most spoken languages in the world Chinese ranked number 1. There are more Chinese speakers in the world than any other language and by a long stretch! What's more, while Chinese does have a notoriously difficult tonal system, the grammar is actually the easiest...
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May 25 2018
Are you learning French? If you are, you've probably found that spoken French can be very difficult to understand. As the language has many complicated sounds and rules around pronunciation, it sometimes seems to learners that one word just rolls into the next. If you've ever felt that you don't know where one word ends and the next one begins in French, you aren't alone. But how do you improve your French listening skills so you can understand the spoken language easily? Introducing News in Slow French! This is a wonderful resource that...
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May 20 2018
One of the recommendations in 5 hacks to reading better in a foreign language was to read graded readers. In case you're not sure what a graded reader is, it's basically a book, novel or comic which has been simplified or specially written for language learners. You can find loads of graded readers online. They're available for all language levels - even for absolute beginners! A lot of graded readers are traditional or even classical novels retold in more simplistic language. For some, this will be exactly what they're looking for, but others...
We’re often asked “what exactly is the best language to learn for a business?”. And each time our answer is “it depends”. OK, this maybe not exactly the response you were looking for. But it’s simply a fact that any language you’re looking to learn for corporate purposes will have to tally with the reason for learning that language in the first place. That is - it depends what you want to do with the language once you’ve learned it. International Business Dealings If your company is involved with international dealings with supplier...
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