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29 September 2020

Filling our free time during lockdown became an unexpected 2020 challenge – suddenly we were all becoming experts at making the perfect cake or loaf of sourdough bread. But many people turned to learning a language, finding that they finally had the time to not only complete the lessons, but also to practise their new-found skills.

Now that the world has sped back up again, the challenge is to hold onto that language-learning progress and all its many benefits. In this article, the second in our ‘Life after Lockdown’ series, we summarise some of the many benefits of learning a second language during lockdown.

22 September 2020

Life in the UK and around the world looks very different now to how it looked before the Covid-19 pandemic. We have entered a period of recession for the first time in over 10 years, and it is hard to imagine what the future might look like.

During lockdown, many people were able to focus their energies on developing new skills, including language skills. In this article, the first in our ‘Life after Lockdown’ series, we explore the journey through lockdown and consider how you can turn your freshly acquired language skills into a new career opportunity.

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?

08 September 2020

If you are looking ahead to meeting and travel plans for 2020, it might help to get familiar with some significant cultural events that could influence your overseas schedule. In this article, we scan the key cultural, religious and community-focused events coming up around the world in 2020 so that you can plan ahead with confidence.

14 July 2020

Getting to grips with a host of unknown words is a part of the language-learning journey, but there are plenty of ways to improve your vocabulary without too much stress and struggle. This article introduces some effective vocabulary-building techniques that you can use to fast-track your language learning experience.

30 June 2020

Every month this year, we will be sharing some useful information about the key dates in your HR diary for the month ahead.

This July, we acknowledge how different the usual summer events and celebrations might look this year. We also add some significant dates to the diary for our French and Muslim colleagues 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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