The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

21 September 2021

Like many European languages, Spanish has accumulated and integrated a number of English words – or Anglicisms – and many of these are identical to the original English, while others have been adapted slightly in pronunciation or spelling. In this article, we share some common Spanish Anglicisms – and warn you of a few false friends that sound the same in English but mean something completely different!

15 September 2021

Recently, the British Council published the results of its latest annual Language Trends survey of language teaching and learning in English primary, secondary and independent schools. While we may not have a crystal ball or be able to predict the future, these survey results can give us an indication of the language skills that current and future students may be leaving school with and taking into the workforce.

In this article, we tap into some of the key findings – including how the pandemic has impacted language teaching in schools – and we reflect on what this means for the UK’s future language skills base.


07 September 2021

This year, we will be sharing some interesting facts and helpful tips and tricks to help you get started when learning a range of new languages. From January through to December, we will be digging deep into a new language each month to help you find the language you want to learn next – the one that best fits with your personal and professional goals.

07 September 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 Arabic, the language of the MENA region and the fifth most widely spoken language in the world.

31 August 2021

Turkey has a deep history and is full of cultural treasures. With everything from Byzantine ruins, Greek temples, Ottoman Empire buildings, alongside skiing in vast mountainscapes or sandy beaches on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, there are so many places of interest that make this country one not only for exploring but also studying as well.

23 August 2021

Learning Spanish for business is a great investment. Spanish is the third most popular language in the world (after English and Mandarin Chinese), and it is spoken in significant economies in Central and South America. But what about doing business in Spain itself?
In this article, we explore the best ways to conduct yourself – and the embarrassing pitfalls to avoid – when doing business in Spain.

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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