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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

12 January 2021

At the beginning of 2020, we were focused on a world where Brexit was likely to have a significant impact, the paperless office seemed closer than ever, and virtual reality (VR) technology and artificial intelligence (AI) were set to revolutionise business. All these insights remain relevant today, but last January we would never have thought that 2020 would take the turn it has thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, we are looking ahead to a very different world for business. In this article, we outline five key employee-centric insights for your HR team to keep in mind in 2021.

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.

16 April 2019

It’s not hard to understand that language training has benefits – both for personal skills and in business. However, if you are running an organised and sustainable business, you will probably want to make sure you are measuring the return from your language courses carefully.  This infographic covers […]

05 March 2019

“Will I learn more quickly in a 1-to-1 or in a group setting?” – this is a question that we’re always asked here at Simon and Simon. Although both lesson formats have their advantages, a few factors may help you make the right choice when booking your language course. We take a closer look at them in this article.

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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