Did you know … the Japanese love the Glasgow accent?

A survey by Northumbria University in the UK has shown that Japanese learners of English find the Glaswegian accent in Scotland the most socially attractive. More than 500 people were questioned in the study to find out how worldwide perceptions of the English language are changing. [Read more…]

Learning Languages Can Boost Your Career

Foreign language skills were ranked as second only to IT skills in a poll conducted for the National Centre for Languages (CILT) in the UK. The survey also reports that one in four of the of 500 companies canvassed said the ability to speak a second language would give a candidate the edge when applying for a job. Candidates in the UK were losing out to employees from other countries with additional language skills. [Read more…]

Get British Businesses Exporting

bcc-logoThe British Chamber of Commerce’s recent survey on international trade has picked up on the lack of strategic behaviour exhibited by many companies when exporting. The survey found most companies were exporting because they had been approached by their customers (58%), or by an agent or distributor (19%). [Read more…]