Happy National Teachers' Day to all and especially to our fabulous language teachers!
- Ready to blow your mind on a Friday? Check out the New Scientist article below about in-ear nerve stimulation aiding language learning. Read the article
We are so impressed with Greg James and BBC Radio 1's #UpYoursCorona efforts to engage with people and languages across the world from every country - one world affected by this terrible Coronavirus.Read more!
Stan, Gracie and Annie keeping us sane these last few months of working from home!
A really interesting article about ‘reading the air’ (kuuki o yomu in Japanese), a crucial skill in a high context country such as Japan.Read article
Wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day on Sunday!Read more
We’ve been reviewing what helps our most successful language learners progress more quickly, and here are our top 5 tips for learners!Read the article
“It seems like such a great company. I couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you for helping me to get the job!”
We love getting feedback like this from our multilingual candidates!Read more
Gary Lineker learnt to speak Spanish and Japanese whilst living abroad. In this article he is promoting language learning for all - surely as applicable in the business workplace as on a football pitch.Read the article
The new Bill was given MPs’ approval this week and pending amendments and final approval in the autumn, will be implemented at the end of the transition period on 1 January 2021.Find out more
To celebrate Cultural Diversity Day, we are sharing this Ted Talk by Tayo Rockson. We hope you find it as inspiring as we did.
"Understand the differences around you and find the commonalities that exist within them"Watch video here
With businesses following guidelines around social distancing, virtual interviews are a good alternative to face to face ones.Read more
Virtual interviews have been becoming more important for several years, and in this current period they are proving essential. They can seem intimidating and have some unique challenges, but you do have control over certain things.Read more
In our last article, we explored why misunderstandings might occur when native English speakers, with their supposed advantage in international communications, interact with their non-native counterparts.
Tomorrow is a new day … sending a message of hope from this beautiful Japanese proverb.
We native English speakers might feel very privileged that English has become the lingua franca of business, politics, education and tourism around the world. But although we are speaking in our native tongue, Read more
Do you feel awkward that everyone has to speak in English for you within your international team or when you meet global partners? Would you like to feel more included in crucial pre- and post-meeting chat? Maybe now is the moment to overcome barrRead more
"We’re able to recognize that even in worst-case scenarios, we have options marked by great beauty and recovery." This is an excellent read, offering hope through alternative ways of thinking that lead to more resilience in uncertainty.Read article
As we adjust to working from home, this is a good opportunity to plan ahead and improve your language skills with some individual tuition at your speed and to meet your goals.Read more
Do you have key staff currently furloughed due to Covid-19? Did you realise that furloughed employees can take part in training, “as long as it does not provide services to or generate revenue for your organisation”?Read more
We are all adapting and learning to maintain our physical and mental health. This interesting article takes advice from those with hard earned experience at just this. Start doing something different.Read more
We know that these are challenging times for many multilingual jobseekers out there and would like to offer our help to give you the best possible chance when you apply for jobs. Read more
It's been another busy week here - recruitment for German speaking keyworkers continues apace and online teaching is going well as our teachers adapt and share learning. Zoom seems to be winning as the most flexible online platform.Read more
We are delighted that our latest group of candidates have started work in their key worker roles in Milton Keynes, amid the difficulties of lockdown during this Covid19 pandemic. Hats off to them!
Online teaching is going well for our clients who are working from home currently. We are grateful for their flexibility and glad they can continue to build their language skills!
Thinking of our neighbours and friends in France and the French speaking world today. Keep safe and strong!
An interesting article about the co-founder of DuoLingo, Luis von Ahn, who is driven to help provide a free language education to everyone, after an upbringing in Guatemala where having a second language was the key to success.
- Why do languages with Latin roots call a leap year ‘2 sixes’? Find out more.Read more
Is your company encountering challenges adapting to the global world? We can help your teams develop flexible leadership styles that will enable them to adapt to different cultures' expectations and norms.
If you are struggling to fill French and German speaking roles, maybe we could help? We have existing relationships with many great multilingual candidates looking for the next step up.
The French word 'flâner' is difficult to translate - somewhere between strolling and wandering through a city. This article explores the historical, political and cultural background to this French national pastime.Read more
Opportunity for a fluent French and German speaker for a Customer Service role in the Bristol + Bath Science Park with a multinational company. Previous experience in customer service, IT or other technical work.
Tomorrow is the start of the Year of the Rat, symbolising wealth and the start of a new day. Discover the superstitions, traditions, recipes and predictions surrounding this important day.Read more
Some good news to end the week - the Welsh language is secure!Read more
Developing new export markets? Impress your prospects with some foreign language skills and learn greetings in Mandarin, Japanese or Arabic. Our native tutors will also guide you through important cultural differences.
We have an opportunity for a fluent Japanese speaker in Swindon to join a very prestigious high end luxury goods company as a customer service advisor supporting customers in Japan. We look forward to hearing from you.
If you need a professional translator who will grasp the subtleties, sayings, puns and abbreviations of a language, call us on 01285 886330 and we will be happy to help.
Friday’s fun fact: Did you know that Colin Firth speaks fluent Italian and married his Italian wife in 1997?
As language enthusiasts we are excited to go to the Language Show in London and explore the world of languages. Starting tomorrow until Sunday.
Friday Fun intercultural insights. A survey a couple of years ago claimed that 38 per cent of Brits would never complain at a restaurant, however bad the experience. What would you do in your culture?Intercultural insights