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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

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.

03 November 2020

We have seen time and time again how quickly and effectively people can learn a language when working one-to-one with a language tutor or in small and sociable conversational groups. Both scenarios can be achieved in person or virtually, using technology to facilitate teaching rather than do the teaching.

However, app-based language learning saw a surge in interest during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, so might apps offer an effective alternative way to learn a language? In this article, we consider the limitations of language-learning apps.

14 July 2020

Getting to grips with a host of unknown words is a part of the language-learning journey, but there are plenty of ways to improve your vocabulary without too much stress and struggle. This article introduces some effective vocabulary-building techniques that you can use to fast-track your language learning experience.

04 February 2020

Overseas travel presents people with an amazing opportunity to immerse themselves in language – but a little preparation goes a long way! Our team member shares some of the language learning opportunities that come with travel.

15 January 2020

Every month this year, we will be sharing some useful information about the key dates in your HR diary for the month ahead. This January, we look at Christmas celebrations in Coptic and Eastern Orthodox traditions, as well as Chinese and Vietnamese New Year celebrations. We even enjoy a ‘wee dram’ of whisky with Scottish national treasure – poet Robert Burns.

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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