"milestones"

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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La Befana only flies to Italy

La Befana only flies to Italy

On Epiphany Eve, the night before the arrival of the three Wise Men, an old lady called Befana flies the skies of all of Italy to deliver presents and sweeties, or caramelle as we call them, to children who have behaved well during the year and leaves pieces of sugar coal if they were bad.

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Product Review: Rosetta Stone Swedish

Product Review: Rosetta Stone Swedish

When I started I was a total beginner I pretty much knew ‘hello’ and ‘thanks’. That was about it. I haven’t used any other software for the computer, just iPhone apps and podcasts. Rosetta Stone is by far my favourite way to learn though.

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Valentine’s Quiz

Valentine’s Quiz

How well do you speak the ‘language of love’? Would you survive an Italian dinner, a Latin dance or a German marriage proposal? Our quiz will take you beyond ‘French kissing’, so you can make this Valentine’s Day really special!

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Chinese New Year 2014

Chinese New Year 2014

“Mother, did you already buy your red coloured underwear?” That’s what my wife is asking my mother these days. Just a few weeks ago my Chinese wife, our son of 10 months and I went to visit my parents in Europe.

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5 Tips for language learning in 2014

5 Tips for language learning in 2014

We’ve asked successful language learners in Europe how to set and achieve language-learning goals this year. Personal success stories prove that the intention to actually speak a new language combined with achievable milestones, makes the language-learning journey exciting and fun.

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My Turkish #milestones in 2013

My Turkish #milestones in 2013

2013 was the year I started studying Turkish. I knew I’d be visiting a couple of times, and not just sticking to tourist hotspots, so I wanted to at least be able to find my way around… and order food. I wouldn’t say I achieved all my language goals, but I did make a good start, which I’m hoping to build on in 2014.

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