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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

04 May 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 Hindi, the main language of India and one of the top four languages spoken around the world.

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.

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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