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Speaking the Most Powerful Languages in the World

Speaking the Most Powerful Languages in the World

It is no surprise that we are passionate about language learning. We believe knowing a language broadens horizons and opens new doors to brand new people, ideas, and experiences. When you speak with someone you make an impression—talking at a busy conference in the middle of a crowd, or chatting across a conference table getting a new customer. What you say helps shape that impression.

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LEARNING NEW SKILLS IN 2016

LEARNING NEW SKILLS IN 2016

Businesses of all shapes and sizes are looking at ways to encourage employees to learn new skills in more flexible and tailored ways. Technology is the key driver accelerating learning and development (L&D) trends in the market place. Here
are five trends to look out for in 2016.

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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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ARE BUSINESSES MUTING THEMSELVES?

ARE BUSINESSES MUTING THEMSELVES?

87% of British and German executives state their organisations rely on more than one critical language, yet 70% agree that language skills are not taught to a sufficient standard. Rosetta Stone launches “Business Value in Languages” report which demonstrates proficiency in employees’ native language is not enough to be successful in a global organisation.

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NEW LESSON AID: CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

NEW LESSON AID: CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Christmas is Christmas no matter where you are in the world. Or is it? For language-learning students Christmas is a great opportunity to learn new words and find out how people their age spend Christmas in different countries around the world. Explore the wonderful similarities and differences of language this festive season.

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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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