Good Business In More Than 35 Languages

In today’s business world, it pays to have an edge on the competition. Good communication skills is a must no matter what language is spoken and for the staff at Longo Toyota, based in Southern California, this is what has improved business. The vehicle company’s sales force alone speaks more than 35 languages and can even offer financial contracts in a variety of languages including Spanish, Korean, Chinese and Tagalog.

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‘Chinglish’ – A New York Comedy Explores Cultural Barriers

A recently opened comedy in New York’s Broadway called ‘Chinglish’, is causing a stir for all the right reasons. The play opens up conversation about the communication gap between the English-speaking world and China, but in a light-hearted way. It makes light of the cultural barriers which can happen when an English-speaking person tries to communicate or do business with a Chinese-speaking person. The play is in English and Mandarin Chinese.

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Singing Songs To Children Could Prepare Them For Language Skills

A new book published in June 2011 by Sally Goddard Blythe called ‘The Genius of Natural Childhood’ claims that parents who sing to their child can prepare their brains for language.

“Song is a special type of speech. Lullabies, songs and rhymes of every culture carry the ‘signature’ melodies and inflections of a mother tongue, preparing a child’s ear, voice and brain for language.” [Read more…]

Internationalising Your Website

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Sarah Carroll, the Founder of Language Advantage, is speaking at UK Trade & Investment’s Internationalising your Website Workshop in London on Tuesday 25 May 2010.

The workshop will explore practical steps you can take to boost your international business performance online.  [Read more…]

Internationalising your Website

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Sarah Carroll, the Founder of Language Advantage, is speaking at UK Trade & Investment’s Internationalising your Website Workshop in London on Tuesday 10 November 2009.

The workshop will explore practical steps you can take to boost your international business performance online.  You will receive the latest web knowledge and tips so you can grasp the international opportunity that web 2.0 presents [Read more…]

French Business and Culture Workshop

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Sarah Carroll, www.languageadvantage.com’s founder, is speaking at UK Trade Investment’s Business and Culture Workshop on France in London on Tuesday 13 October 2009.

The workshop will explore the business challenges faced by existing UK exporters to France and will help exporters discover practical solutions and business advice to overcome potential language, communication and cultural barriers when trading in the French market. [Read more…]

Languages & Business Conference 2009

8th Conference on Languages and International Business Communication
15 – 17 June 2009 | Duesseldorf, Germany

Languages & Business 2009 takes a professional look at the subject of language training for business. The annual event offers a forum for the exchange of experiences and the chance to get up-to-date with best practice. [Read more…]