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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

10 November 2020

When you want to learn a language, you generally have a lot of options to choose from. But where do you turn if you want to learn one of the rarer languages from the 7,000+ languages in the world?

The short answer is: turn to us! We provide language training in more than 70 languages, so if you have a particular and unusual request then we can help you find a solution. In this article, we share a case study of one such unusual request… where a student wanted to learn the ideal language for a move to Timbuktu.

03 November 2020

We have seen time and time again how quickly and effectively people can learn a language when working one-to-one with a language tutor or in small and sociable conversational groups. Both scenarios can be achieved in person or virtually, using technology to facilitate teaching rather than do the teaching.

However, app-based language learning saw a surge in interest during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, so might apps offer an effective alternative way to learn a language? In this article, we consider the limitations of language-learning apps.

15 September 2020

Learning a second language is quite a different challenge to learning your native language. When you are gradually developing your native language skills, you are also learning a myriad of other things – but learning a second language as an adult is a completely different experience because you are translating what you already know into a new way of communicating and understanding.

In this article, we consider just how far you need to take this process by asking the question: How many words do you need to learn to ‘get by’ in a language?

17 March 2020

Germany is one of the most economically successful countries in the world – and it also happens to have an impressive record on unemployment and productivity. What is more interesting, however, is that it maintains its economic success while encouraging employees to enjoy a healthy work–life balance. In this article we explore why your employees might agree that Germany could be a good spot for European expansion.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on +44 (0)20 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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