7 Reasons Being Bilingual Helps Your Career

7 Reasons Being Bilingual Helps Your Career

How can you make sure that you stay employable amid all the ups and downs in the economy? One of the smartest moves to make for your career is becoming bilingual. As corporate language trainers, we see every day how much businesses need bilingual employees and how...
Do You Have to Go Abroad to Get Fluent? NO WAY!

Do You Have to Go Abroad to Get Fluent? NO WAY!

Each week that I talk to someone about getting fluent in Spanish, they say to me, “I know. I know. I have to move to Mexico if I really want to learn the language.” This is 100% NOT true. 1. It’s easy not to learn a language in another country.2....
How to Learn English as a Second Language – Fast!

How to Learn English as a Second Language – Fast!

So you need to learn English quickly, or get better at it than you already are. We’re betting this is because you have a career or educational opportunity that you just can’t pass up — but it requires more English fluency than you have right now....
Levels of Language Proficiency Explained, Finally!

Levels of Language Proficiency Explained, Finally!

At the beginning of any language course, a common first question from the student is, ‘What’s my level?” Since I’ve been teaching and assessing students for the past 12 years, I can guess, correctly, a student’s language level within 5-10 minutes of speaking with him...
Where Do Accents Come From?

Where Do Accents Come From?

Where do accents really come from? Why do people even have an accent? Formal language classes focus on reading and writing from the first day of class. This causes us to input what we know about reading and writing on the new language before we even hear it. That...

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