Over the coming weeks we will be populating the blog with lively and useful posts, helping you overcome the language and cultural barriers that stand between you and greater success for your business. We will be sharing our experience on how companies and their employees can get the most out of their investment in language courses, and of course informing you of any developments across our range of English & Foreign Language Courses.
If understanding how the French ‘think’ is as important to you as understanding how to ‘speak’ French, then look out for our posts on cross-cultural issues covering many different countries. We will also be addressing many of your frequently asked questions, looking at language trends around the world, and will definitely be confronting head on the enduring notion that ‘Brits’ are ‘no good at languages!’ Over the last 20 years thousands of British employees who have been on our language courses have actually discovered they’re not bad at languages at all – they just needed to experience the most effective methodology!
Of course your views on these and any language issues will be most welcome. Not a week goes by when I don’t find myself among a group of people engaged in a lively debate about language and cultural issues, and I’m very aware these remain a source of constant fascination and stimulation for millions of people, so I’m confident this blog will become a forum for ongoing, and sometimes controversial, discussion!
Whether you are learning a language with SIMON & SIMON or not, I wish you all the very best as you set out to improve your language skills.
Simon Robinson, Managing Director, SIMON & SIMON International