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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

20 May 2022

As a modern business owner, it is important to be aware of the potential cultural barriers to communication that may exist within your company. By understanding and recognizing these barriers, you can take steps to overcome them and ensure that your business runs smoothly and efficiently.

25 April 2022

Different cultures can present different challenges when it comes to communication in the workplace. Even within the same company, employees may have different first languages and cultural backgrounds. This can lead to misunderstandings and miscommunication, without the right business communication skills and practices in place.

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.

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.

09 February 2021

Over 10 million people in Portugal speak Portuguese, but the vast majority of the world’s Portuguese speakers can be found in Brazil, making Portuguese one of the top 10 most spoken languages in the world. Portuguese is also widely spoken in several countries in Africa and Asia.

In this article, we look at some of the differences between how Portuguese varies between Portugal, Brazil and the rest of the world.

01 February 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 we take a look at Spanish, a European language that is the official language for numerous countries across Latin America.

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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