Language Advantage Team

SARAH CARROLL – FOUNDER

sarah-carroll-language-advantagewww.languageadvantage.com was founded by Sarah Carroll in 2000. The website grew from her passion for learning other languages and wanting to share her passion for all things international!

Through her business consultancy work, she saw early on that the world is global and new trade blocks where fast emerging outside of Europe and North America – in Asia and Latin America. While English is indeed a global language, why should everyone in the world be expected to speak English? What about other world languages like Mandarin Chinese and Spanish? Even some of our world capitals, like London and New York are multicultural and multilingual.

It is her declared lifelong mission to get as many English speakers as possible to learn another language – that is to ‘get the language advantage’! To this end, she is also the author of the audio language and cultural learning courses: Teach Yourself Business French, Teach Yourself Business SpanishTeach Yourself Business JapaneseTeach Yourself Business Mandarin Chinese.

Sarah also advises and trains clients through her company Grow Global on how to improve their international communications and international websites so they can gain more international business and sales by growing globally. She is one of the UK’s leading experts on how to make a website international and how to communicate effectively internationally. She regularly speaks at seminars and runs workshops about optimising websites, e-commerce, e-marketplaces and social media for international trade.

Sarah has lived and worked in Europe and the USA. She speaks English and French, some German and is improving her Spanish in recognition of its role as one of the next world languages.

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SOPHIE NILES – EDITOR

Sophie is the editor, writer and researcher for www.languageadvantage.com, where she lets her passion for promoting language and cultural understanding and international travel, blossom. She just adores travelling to European capitals at every opportunity she gets, practising her French and German as she goes!

Sophie studied linguistics at the University of Sussex and wrote her dissertation on the death and revival of the Cornish language.

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Catch up on the language news, find out about new language courses, join in the conversations, enter the competitions – like us and spread the word!

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Online Audio Language Magazines

language advantage recommends our top audio magazines Think French, Think Spanish and Think Italian.


Think Italian online audio language magazineThink French online audio language magazineThink Spanish online audio language magazine


These innovative audio magazines are great if you’re not using your languages as much as you would like, but want to perfect your language skills online or on the move. If you at intermediate or advanced level in French, Spanish and Italian and now want to improve or maintain your fluency, then Think Language audio magazines are for you.

They will help you improve your vocabulary, grammar, listening comprehension and conversation skills, whilst expanding your cultural knowledge at the same time.

Each online audio language magazine is packed with features about the arts and entertainment world, people and places, current news and events, history, food, recipes and much more.

The magazines are available either monthly online by annual subscription, with PDF downloads of articles and audio clips to iPad, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, MP3, mobile phone, PC and many other devices.


Buy a Think French online audio language magazine subscription now>>
Buy a Think Spanish online audio language magazine subscription now>>
Buy a Think Italian online audio language magazine subscription now>>

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I WANT TO LEARN … A LANGUAGE FOR MY SUMMER HOLIDAY!

The holiday season is here! Get more from your time away when you learn a bit of the local language.

We’ve selected the best and most innovative quick holiday courses for beginners, so that you can pick up the essentials before you head away – even if you’ve never studied a language before. Or just download a language course onto your ipod or mp3 player … and learn on the plane … on the beach … or at the bar! Don’t just speak English, get the holiday language advantage!


While you’re there:

There are lots of different language courses you can download onto your ipod or mp3 player and take away on holiday with you.

01 Michel Thomas

audible-michel-thomas-method-portugueseOne of our favourite download courses is the Michel Thomas Method, which is available in all your favourite holiday languages from Spanish to Portuguese.

languages: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Learn a language on your iPod ® in the UK>>

02 Teach Yourself One-Day

audible-teach-yourself-one-day-spanishTeach Yourself cover lots of levels and lots of languages – but these short courses are a perfect way to get learning for your holiday.

languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Learn a language on your iPod ® in the UK>>

03 BBC Quickstart

audible-bbc-quickstart-frenchBBC Quickstart is for you if you are going away on a weekend or short European break and want to grasp the basics of the language, without having to master any complicated grammar or phrases.

languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish

Learn a language on your iPod ® in the UK>>


Before you go:

01 Teach Yourself One-Day

teach-yourself-polish-one-dayIf you’re a complete (and we mean complete) beginner, then these may be the courses that get you started with French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish in just one-day. Perfect for that holiday or weekend break. Much better than just speaking English.

languages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

method: audio cd, booklet, dvd (French, Spanish only)

read our Teach Yourself one-day Greek review!

more information and to buy  Teach Yourself one-day from our Teach Yourself shop [UK and Europe]>>

more information and to buy  Teach Yourself one-day from our Teach Yourself store [USA and Americas]>>

02 Pimsleur Quick & Simple

pimsleur-italian-quick-simpleEight quick and simple audio lessons from Pimsleur to give you a start in conversation in your new language.   It’s like learning a language when you were a kid – slowing building up key words and phrases.   Just do 30 minutes a day and you’ll see progress in no time at all.

languages: Arabic, Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Greek (Modern), Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish

method: audio cd

read our Pimsleur quick & simple Mandarin Chinese review!

more information and to buy  Pimsleur Quick & Simple [USA and Amercias]>>

03 Talk Now!

eurotalk-talk-now-dutchTalk Now! is the world’s bestselling language learning CD-ROM series for beginners, used by more than eight million people to date. It’s an ideal introduction to a new language for an absolute beginner and leaves you with the basic vocabulary to get by and the first building blocks of your new language. You can have fun learning through playing games and even record your voice to compare yourself to native speakers.   There is an amazing range of languages – perhaps the widest ever available – over 100!

languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, American English, Amharic, Arabic, Arabic (Classical), Arabic (Modern Standard), Armenian, Assamese, Azeri, Basque, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese Chinese, Catalan, Chichewa, Chuvash, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujurati, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jèrriais, Kannada, Khmer, Kirghiz, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luganda, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin Chinese, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Mexican Spanish, Mongolian, Navajo, Nepali, Norwegian, Papiamentu, Pashto, Pidgin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Rwandan, Saami, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss German, Tagalog, Tamazight, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba, Zulu

media: cd-rom

platform: pc, mac

more information and to  buy  Talk Now! CD-ROM language software [UK and Europe]>>
more information and to  buy  Talk Now! CD-ROM language software [USA and Americas]>>


Not sure which language course to go for?   Contact us now for more advice!

Michel Thomas Language Courses Are Still The Best

After all these years, the extended range of Michel Thomas audio-only language courses still makes Michel Thomas one of our bestselling language courses all  around the world.   Millions of people have learnt a new language with Michel Thomas where other language courses have failed them.   [Read more…]

Give a Language Gift Every Day!

How better to start off the New Year with a 2009 calendar in Spanish, French, German or Italian? You’ll be able to practise a little bit of language every day and you’ll be kept up-to-date about international holidays and events every day. Get organised and get the language advantage! [Read more…]

iPod & MP3 Language Courses

language advantage brings you our top language courses to help you learn to speak a language on your iPod or MP3 player.

Our recommended language courses  can be  downloaded to your ipod and your mp3 player or even to your mobile phone, PDA or satellite navigation system.


Download Language Lessons & more at Audible.co.uk

01 Earworms Rapid Languages

audible-earworms-rapid-frenchlanguages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

for more information, reviews and to view the full range of Earworms Rapid Language courses>>

 

02 Michel Thomas Method>>

audible-michel-thomas-method-portugueselanguages: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

for more information, reviews and to view the full range of Michel Thomas Method Language courses>>

03 Teach Yourself Conversation

audible-teach-yourself-conversation-russianlanguages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

04 Collins 40-minute

audible-collins-40-minute-mandarin-chineselanguages: Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

05 Teach Yourself One-Day

audible-teach-yourself-one-day-spanishlanguages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

06 Teach Yourself Phone

audible-teach-yourself-phone-germanlanguages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

 

07 BBC Quickstart

audible-bbc-quickstart-arabiclanguages: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish

 

08 In-flight: Learn Before You Land

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languages: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

09 Learn in Your Car

audible-learn-in-car-japanese
languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

 

 

10 The Complete Idiot’s Guide

audible-complete-idiot-guide-italian
languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish


Download Language Lessons & more at Audible.co.uk


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