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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

20 April 2016

Of all the hurdles language learners face, false friends are perhaps the most frustrating. False friends or false cognates are words that look or sound the same in two different languages, but have completely different meanings. For Spanish and English […]

02 March 2016

Learning any new language can often be challenging. However, it can also be one of your greatest assets in practicing international businesses. The language barrier can become a negotiation barrier.

Let us preface this with that each learner is different, and the difficulty in learning a language depends on a variety of factors. This includes the complexity of the language, how self-motivated you are, and the resources that are available for that specific language.

12 March 2013

Society is becoming more and more consumer orientated and with stiffer competition in all sectors, businesses really need to do what they can to ensure customer satisfaction and retention. However, when looking at strategies to deal with these issues, one area that is often overlooked is how a business communicates with its clients.

01 March 2013

Today Spanish is the world’s fourth most commonly spoken language, after Chinese, English and Hindi. Spanish is the official language of around twenty countries, spoken in more than 40, and the mother tongue of over 400 million people. Spanish is at the moment the second language of international communication, and is being increasingly used in economic, political and cultural relations.

30 January 2013

English is now the world’s third most common native language, and remains, for now the preferred language for world business. With many sectors now having employees who regularly converse in English, the requirement for learning English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is growing, even in countries where English is considered a native language.

11 January 2013

It would be easy to imagine that the teaching of English to advanced learners is confined to those teaching English as a Foreign Language in non-English speaking countries like China and many others, but as Jeff Heasman, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University explains below, this is far from the truth, and ESP (English for Specific Purposes) is a requirement in many parts of the world where English is an official language – including here in the UK.

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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