Idioms, Phrasal Verbs and Culture – Oh My!

Have you thought about improving your business language? What is business language? Here’s a great example to illustrate the concept: Sarah, from Texas, wanted to look competent, cool and collected in a meeting that included her new boss, Juan. So she chose...
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs and Culture – Oh My!

5 Questions to Ask Before
You Hire a Language Training Company

Your company has just made a big decision: You want to hire a language training company to provide training for your global workforce. First, pat yourself on the back, because this is a very smart move. Helping your employees improve their language proficiency levels...
5 Questions to Ask BeforeYou Hire a Language Training Company

With a Multilingual Workforce, Use Some SASS

Have you ever placed a restaurant order or asked for directions in a language you didn’t grow up speaking? It’s pretty stressful, right? Now imagine getting through a whole workday using only a language that isn’t native to you. Imagine meetings,...
With a Multilingual Workforce, Use Some SASS

Beyond a 20-Hour Course

This morning I spoke with a company in Philadelphia, who was toying with the idea of a 20-hour crash course in Spanish for their HR department. They wanted to be able to communicate better with their thousands of employees who speak Spanish only. I went into teacher...
Beyond a 20-Hour Course

Interview with President International of Wingstop

Below is an interview with Larry Kruguer about how learning other languages has changed his career: Micah from Fluency Corp: What is your job title and what do you do exactly every day? Larry: I am President International and Executive Officer at Wingstop Restaurants...
Interview with President International of Wingstop

Do you experience the ‘what?’ factor?

What I believe: accents are beautiful, quirky, tell a story and endear us to people. What I also believe: if you have an accent and you want to be successful in business, you will communicate more effectively if you speak clearly and people understand you well. Now,...
Do you experience the ‘what?’ factor?

Don’t Stop. Don’t Wait.

I know this post already sounds a bit bossy, but you’ll thank me later. Keep reading. First, let’s address ‘don’t stop!’ Today I had lunch with a client who has been taking Spanish lessons with Fluency Corp for almost 3 years. Lately he’s been traveling a lot, and...
Don’t Stop. Don’t Wait.

English Communication Barriers Stopping Your Engineers?

International Corporations, Engineers and Barriers Do you know the 3 biggest barriers that block good English communication between engineers? If you’re an engineer who wants to bypass these English barriers and push on to more effective work hours, Happy...
English Communication Barriers Stopping Your Engineers?

Why English Isn’t the Only Essential Business Language

Two weeks ago: We board a train in Macchu Picchu, Peru. Two women facing us are speaking Japanese tiredly. My friend and I nod politely to them, but we don’t exchange typical pleasantries due to the language barrier. I decide to try out my 6 months of private online...
Why English Isn’t the Only Essential Business Language