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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

01 March 2022

Depending on what part of the British Isles you do the most business with – from the East End of London to the Yorkshire Dales – you may encounter some surprising new dialects full of unfamiliar terms. Local English dialects can reveal some of the most fascinating turns of phrase – the kind that can deepen your cultural understanding of different regions. However, they may also confuse English language learners in particular, especially if it starts to feel like you are learning several languages at once! In this article, we eavesdrop on a few of the most common dialects in the UK.

01 February 2022

As you develop your skills – and your vocabulary – in English, you may start to notice that English has many words that look or sound exactly the same but mean something different, which can be pretty confusing. (This tricky quality of English trips up many native speakers too!). In this article, we untangle these similar-seeming words so you can boost your English vocabulary with confidence, whether you are learning the language or want to polish your English language skills.

16 August 2021

English-speaking countries have always been popular as work destinations for people from around the globe. Decent pay, fair working practices and good living conditions in places such as Australia, New Zealand, America and the UK mean that these countries attract talented workers from all different parts of the world. Popular careers include jobs in hospitality, where excellent customer service is a must.

10 August 2021

In the business world, learning different languages helps maximise your opportunities for business, work, networking, and of course for travel. But sometimes it can be difficult to know which are the best languages to learn, and which are the most important languages for business.

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.

25 May 2021

English is the most widely spoken language in the world, as well as being the international language of business. However, many rules of the English language leave language learners scratching their heads in bafflement!

Grammar is one sticking point when it comes to learning English, but there are other obstacles that can trip up even the most determined language learner. In this article, we demystify some of the more unusual aspects of the English language that can make it seem hard to learn.

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