Learning a new language has never been easier. There are other benefits too. So don’t rely on English as the world’s universal language, watch this TED Talk for more reasons to learn.Read more »
German Studies graduate, Emily Hinchcliffe, received the Comtec Translation Prize for German Studies this year at Warwick University’s graduation day. Find out more in this post.Read more »
Here’s how to say Merry Christmas in the top 10 languages for businesses this year! If you want to personalise your communications wishing your contacts a Merry Christmas, here’s how to do it.Read more »
President Donald Trump has inadvertently created a challenge for translators – how to translate Trump! In this post we asked some of our translators how they would approach the President’s speeches and tweets.Read more »
What global challenges and opportunities does your business or organisation face in 2018? In this post we look at the part languages have to play.Read more »
The British Council’s Languages for the Future report says that improving language skills is critical for the UK’s success as a global nation. Here we look at which languages are our top prioritiesRead more »
Hello! Mirëdita! Ni Hao! Szia! Welcome back to Global Chatter, a monthly compilation of our team’s favourite blogs, news items and online resources all about the rich, wild and wonderful world of languages. With an international team and a global network of 3,000 linguists (covering 200 languages!), hand-picked for their professionalism and skill, we makeRead more »
In today’s world, business is truly international. While English may retain the top-spot, knowing other important business languages can open doors to new markets, contacts and opportunities. Considering the number of native speakers, world economies and key industries, we’ve listed the ten most important languages for doing business overseas. Some may be obvious choices, butRead more »
Almost everyone I have spoken to regarding language and culture in international business has said that it is worthwhile to take the time to learn something about the country’s language – even if the other person speaks your language fluently.
This doesn’t mean that you are expected to conduct business negotiations in the language within the first month though! An experienced interpreter can help you with that.
The importance of language knowledge for success in international business is becoming increasingly apparent, and we have noted in other blogs how vital it is to integrate languages into your export strategy.Read more »