The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

20 July 2021

The English language has evolved into a globally relevant means through which people can connect. Advances in science, industry and technology over centuries have added a wealth of complexity to the modern version of the English language.

In the first article of this two-part series about the evolution of English over time, we take a deep dive into the history of the English language – from its earliest forms to how the 20th century saw the social and cultural influence of English increase.

12 July 2021

Many words from history have their roots in Latin, while the Ancient Greeks, famous for their love of philosophy, drama, and mathematics, have gifted us with many of the words that contribute to our scientific lexicon. Don your spectacles (from the Latin spectaculum – a form of specere, meaning ‘to look at’), pull on your lab coat (laboratory also has its roots in Latin – from labor, meaning ‘to work’) and come with us into the lecture hall as we zone in on the special terminologies of science and history.

07 July 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 July 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, ahead of Bastille Day (France’s National Day on 14th July), we take a look at French, the language of one of our nearest European neighbours.

29 June 2021

The more you practise reading, listening, speaking and writing in a language you are learning, the more your fluency and comprehension will improve. But what about when you want to learn a third – or fourth, or fifth – language? How can your existing skills benefit your future language-learning efforts?

In this article, we explore how learning a new language can speed up the process of acquiring more languages further down the line, and the tangible benefits to your brain – and to your business.

22 June 2021

A ‘lingua franca’, usually translated as a ‘common’ or ‘bridging’ language, provides a communication channel for people who speak different languages. But what does ‘lingua franca’ really mean, and how relevant is the concept when it comes to doing business or learning a language?
In this article, we explore why having a bridging language can be extremely valuable in the business world – notably English, the global language of business.

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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