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04 March 2013

Nowadays executives in and outside the UK have to ‘meet’ on the phone in audio ‘conference calls’ and, less often, video conferences in what is for them a second language.  They may be colleagues on the continent having to conduct meetings in English or English native speakers having to participate or run meetings in French or Spanish etc.

04 March 2013

At SIMON & SIMON we sometimes receive enquiries from people who would be interested in working in cross cultural training.  Drawing on his many years of experience Barry Tomalin outlines for other trainers – and companies – some of the approaches and methodology to consider when putting together a successful cultural training programme.

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.

21 February 2013

Over the past 15 years of living, working and travelling in Greater China I have had my own fair share of culture shocks and bumps. And as a TV producer constantly working with different crews arriving from the UK and experiencing China for the first time I have had a ringside seat at other people’s surprise and frustrations too.

20 February 2013

At the last count, the government estimated that over 800,000 British households now own a second home abroad – up 45% since 2004.  Some organisations even put the figure as high as 2 million, and in a recent survey an astonishing 42% of Britons said they would “seriously consider emigrating”.

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.

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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