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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

21 December 2021

’Tis the season to be jolly! In the closing weeks of 2021, the future does indeed seem to gleam a little brighter than it did at the end of 2020, and we truly hope that 2022 is a year of happiness, hope and prosperity for all our readers.

In this festive article, we gaze back to the traditions of celebrations past before looking ahead to the New Year, when learning a new language may be at the top of your list of resolutions. But how to follow through and keep to your good intentions? We offer some sound advice to help you start as you mean to go on.

23 November 2021

Learning Hungarian might seem like a huge task, but at Simon & Simon we are experts in language training, so we’re here to help. Here are our top tips on how to learn Hungarian. (In order!)

19 November 2021

There are many reasons that you may need to learn Turkish. Whether you’re travelling for fun, or hoping to boost your business opportunities in the Middle East, learning Turkish can be a great tool. To get started, you’ll need to have a good grip of the key basic Turkish phrases. Keep reading to learn more!

23 February 2021

The idea of learning two languages at once sounds instantly appealing – after all, learning languages is one of our favourite things! But the answer to this question is more complicated, and it depends most of all on one further question: What is your motivation?

In this article, we consider the pros and cons of learning two languages at once.

16 February 2021

Spanish is the predominant language in numerous countries in Central and South America, as well as in Spain itself. It is even spoken in the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea, as well as the Spanish Canary Islands off the coast of Africa. As a language, it is romantic, colourful and evocative of the cultures and cuisines of the Spanish-speaking world.

In this article, we consider the similarities and differences between Castilian Spanish (the predominant language of Spain) and Latin American Spanish.

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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