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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

18 May 2021

Providing English communication skills can have a plethora of benefits for businesses whose employees may not speak English as their primary language, especially if they have departments such as distribution, hospitality or warehousing.

In this article we’ll emphasise the benefits for businesses considering improving their staff English communication skills.

27 April 2021

In a recent article, we wrote about words that were becoming obsolete in the English language, and many of them would be near-impossible to translate (especially the Shakespearian insults!). But what about some of the more commonly used English words that are almost impossible to translate directly to other languages without losing some of their nuance along the way?

In this article, we explore a few examples of words that you will only find in their intended form in the English language – and a couple of potentially familiar examples from Japanese too, with English doing its best to assimilate them!

20 April 2021

To conquer a new language, you ideally need to remember all sorts of grammatical rules and regulations – including ones that make your written and spoken communications as accurate and effective as possible, which is especially important in business.
One way to help you make sense of grammar when learning a new language is to deepen your baseline understanding of your native language, which for many of us in the UK means tackling English grammar. In this article, we look at a few unusual English grammar rules head-on.

13 April 2021

Learning Spanish can have your tongue-twisting as if it is limbering up for a limerick competition. However, with a little practice, you can perfect your pronunciation in no time. In this article, we share a few useful tips to help you get your Spanish pronunciation sounding just right.

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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