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How Has Globalisation Changed Business Communication?

17 June 2022

As companies increasingly operate in multiple countries and across cultures, globalisation has had a profound impact on the business world. In this fast-paced and ever-changing global market, it can be hard for business owners to know how to keep up and communicate effectively.

Understanding the MENA Region: Which Languages Matter for Businesses?

18 January 2022

The MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region is home to some of the most interesting, resource-rich and business-oriented countries in the world. It is a hub of economic wealth, with industries ranging from energy (principally fossil-fuel based energy) through to technology and finance. In this article, we take a look at the countries of the MENA region and the languages spoken in this culturally diverse and economically volatile part of the world, and we consider how useful these languages might be for businesses looking to operate in the region.

47 Basic Turkish Phrases to Learn for Beginners

19 November 2021

There are many reasons that you may need to learn Turkish. Whether you’re travelling for fun, or hoping to boost your business opportunities in the Middle East, learning Turkish can be a great tool. To get started, you’ll need to have a good grip of the key basic Turkish phrases. Keep reading to learn more!

The 4 Most Profitable Languages Companies Can Learn

26 October 2021

Though the languages you can learn for business are endless, they will differ depending on your industry. However, there are a few languages that can be especially useful (and profitable!) to learn as a contemporary business. Throughout this handy article, we will discuss the 4 most profitable languages companies can learn alongside the ins and outs of why. Keep reading to learn more!

The Value of Learning a Lingua Franca

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.

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