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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

09 February 2021

Over 10 million people in Portugal speak Portuguese, but the vast majority of the world’s Portuguese speakers can be found in Brazil, making Portuguese one of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Portuguese is also widely spoken in several countries in Africa and Asia.

In this article, we look at some of the differences between how Portuguese varies between Portugal, Brazil and the rest of the world.

05 January 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 Mandarin Chinese, the official language of the People’s Republic of China, which is spoken by over a billion people in China and around the world.

12 February 2019

Talent mobility is a critical factor when globally oriented organisations are recruiting for the future. Employers need to develop a skilled team to deliver on their objectives, while also thinking ahead to where the business might grow in the longer term and how they can staff their overseas plans.

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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