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The Latest Language Insights from SIMON & SIMON

30 June 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 July, we acknowledge how different the usual summer events and celebrations might look this year. We also add some significant dates to the diary for our French and Muslim colleagues around the world.

16 June 2020

One of the most helpful ways to understand how languages are related to each other is to think of them as families, where closely linked ‘family members’ share more in common than distant relations – just like a family tree, where languages are grouped based on common linguistic ancestors.

In this article, we explore the way languages are linked through their family histories, with a special focus on the Indo-European family (home to English and many other European languages).

02 June 2020

If you are looking ahead to meeting and travel plans for 2020, it might help to get familiar with some significant cultural events that could influence your overseas schedule. In this article, we scan the key cultural, religious and community-focused events coming up around the world in 2020 so that you can plan ahead with confidence.

15 April 2020

Year after year, the uptake of languages in schools fails to reach the levels the UK requires to maximise its international opportunities. In this article, we look at the strategies in development to help turn around the UK’s language-learning fortunes at this time of economic volatility and global change.

17 March 2020

Germany is one of the most economically successful countries in the world – and it also happens to have an impressive record on unemployment and productivity. What is more interesting, however, is that it maintains its economic success while encouraging employees to enjoy a healthy work–life balance. In this article we explore why your employees might agree that Germany could be a good spot for European expansion.

10 March 2020

Take a voyage of discovery via the Americas, continental Europe and even the Philippines to find out more about Spanish language and culture, including why Spanish could become an essential language for business all around the world.

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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