Language Classes Unlock Your Employees’ Potential

Imagine this scenario: Your company is an overnight hotel cleaning business. Your cleaning crew goes into the Omni at 10 p.m. and starts working. The supervisor for your crew is named Ener, and he’s worked for you over 10 years now. He’s loyal, hardworking and...
Language Classes Unlock Your Employees’ Potential

Help Your Relocating Employees and Families Succeed

When your company decides to relocate an employee, a lot is at stake. You risk lost productivity and lost money (relocation costs typically range from $72,000 to $1 million) if the move doesn’t succeed. And there’s a very real chance that it won’t....
Help Your Relocating Employees and Families Succeed

Tips to Improve Any Accent

How to Improve Your Accent in Your Second Language or Accent Tips for Language Learners My Spanish-speaking client arrived for her in-office Corporate English Training lesson and flopped into her chair, clearly exasperated about something. “Why can’t I order a regular...
Tips to Improve Any Accent

What a Toddler Can Teach You About Learning a Language

Adult language learners tend to feel a drive to “figure everything out.” They want a logical, systematic approach. Especially engineers, who make up 90% of our clients. But this actually works against them. Maturity, logic and knowledge are helpful in many...
What a Toddler Can Teach You About Learning a Language

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