"Enterprise&Education"

Pharmaceutical giant Walgreens Boots Alliance goes multi-lingual with Rosetta Stone

Pharmaceutical giant Walgreens Boots Alliance goes multi-lingual with Rosetta Stone

The merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots created not only the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise in the world but also a company with a rich cultural and lingual diversity. Proficiency in English for business is a must, but capabilities across a good spread of other European and non-European languages are also important, and employees need supportive language learning resources to achieve this goal.

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TOP 3: BUSINESS IMPACTS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BARRIERS

TOP 3: BUSINESS IMPACTS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURAL BARRIERS

Andy Chaves, senior manager, global diversity and inclusion for Marriott International says “The staffing models of today are leaner and leaner. It’s a challenging world out there. There are a lot of competitors. As we improve our efficiencies, we can do better business and faster. Improving communication among our associates is one of the key opportunities we see.”

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WHAT IS “THE BEST WAY TO LEARN A LANGUAGE”?

WHAT IS “THE BEST WAY TO LEARN A LANGUAGE”?

We had the pleasure of being on the Guardian’s live Q&A chat on “The best way to learn a language”. The two hour discussion touched upon the best approaches to adopt to reflect individual learning styles, how to stay motivated when learning a language, and how to maintain a positive attitude through the common frustrations that are a part of the learning process.

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Rosetta Stone asked teachers in the UK about their experience using an interactive language-learning solution in the classroom. Here is what Hana Flynn, Head of Languages at the Haverstock School in London says. For further information on the #languages4schools programme the Haverstock School is involved in, read here.

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