Blog - March 2021

The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

30 March 2021

In a recent article, we took a look at some of the new words that have entered the lexicon in the past few years, and how language is constantly evolving. But, as in the animal kingdom, where exciting new species are discovered every year, it is inevitable that the opposite also occurs and there are some extinctions too. Certain words inevitably become casualties, cut from the dictionary as others crowd them out.

In this article, we reverse our approach and take a light-hearted look at some older words that have fallen out of favour. Join us as we shine a curious beam back in time to illuminate some fascinating words that are now all but obsolete.

23 March 2021

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is the home of the Arabic language, the language of Islam and one that is rich in historic and cultural resonance for the world’s Muslims. Today, the language is equally important from a business and international relations perspective, with MENA region countries offering investment and business opportunities across a range of sectors. In this article, we share a few interesting facts and figures about the Arabic language and culture in the Arab world.

16 March 2021

Languages are always changing, and English is no exception. With every year, new words are created and perhaps even added to the dictionary, giving them a sense of permanence in a changing world.
In this article, the first of two on how English has changed and continues to evolve, we explore how and why new words enter our lives. We also take a look at a few of the more unusual business terms that have appeared in recent times.

09 March 2021

When learning a language becomes an act of necessity rather than a ‘nice to have’ hobby, the focus turns to how you can achieve this task and, just as importantly, how quickly. Building your level of fluency step by step is overtaken by a need to understand and be understood at a useful level as soon as possible!

In this article we share five tips to help you get started and achieve your short-term language-learning goals, as well as lay the groundwork for advancing your skills over time.

02 March 2021

Every month this year, we will be turning our focus towards one of the core languages we love to teach – looking at the language’s potential for business, considering a few facts and figures to put its global prospects in context, plus sharing some tips to help you get started. This month we take a look at the primary language of the UK, English, and consider how significant a strong understanding of business English can be for growing a business’s prospects around the world.

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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