English is a language which is well widespread now all over the world. Many people yet don’t have an English effective enough for business. According to a study from Global Solutions Corporation, “it shows that a lack of Business English proficiency is threatening the productivity of companies, industries and country-specific economies this year….a Towers Watson study found that effective business communications can lead to a 47 percent higher total shareholder return.” |
And the study adds that “those (companies) which tackle Business English on a strategic, enterprise-wide level, are dramatically more likely to succeed across a broad spectrum of business outcomes than companies with a fragmented and reactive business communications approach.”
For such people these days there are many English intensive courses available in the market like Elc in United States.
French, German, Spanish, Italian are the traditional ones but now have to compete more now with Russian, Chinese, Portuguese spoken in emerging countries Russia, China, Brazil.
French remains important for who wants to deepen knowledge about painting, gastronomy or traveling. You can join French intensive courses at France-Langue. This school is among the top ones for its teaching and service. You will get more acquainted with the French people and be able to degustate a succulent, fine meal with them in Paris or on the French Riviera for instance.
Spanish can reveal themselves very practical for who wants to visit South American countries. From Mexico to Argentina (except Brazil), you can travel everywhere and use Spanish, which makes it one of the most practical languages in the world after English. Taronja School can offer you Spanish intensive courses on the Mediterranean Coast for your travel or business needs in a very latino atmosphere.
German is surely very useful if you plan to settle in a country where economy is stable and growing. Horizonte in Regensburg can provide you German language courses in Germany, which will offer you a very good preparation if you plan starting a professional career in this country.
Italian intensive courses in Italy is for you a must if you desire to develop your artistic skills and if you like Fashion. There are schools like Linguaviva and IH Milano that can design courses tailored on your needs. Feel Italy and enter in the emotions of a fascinating people!
Chinese, Russian and Portuguese cannot be longer ignored as economies from emerging countries are growing fast. It can seem challenging to start Russian or Chinese language courses but the methodologies of schools can make a huge difference. All depends on pedagogy and what is called the communicative approach, more attractive for students.
A number of schools have acquired a certain reputation for their efficiency and activities they provide. Like Mandarin School and Liden and Denz, to mention only these ones.
Portuguese intensive courses are very valuable if you plan to settle or work with a company dealing with Brazil, one of the countries with an emerging economy. It means that in a few years, the ones who will have acquired the linguistic skills to communicate in Portuguese, and who will have worked with Brazilian companies, will find learning that language will have been of a great benefit. Cial (in Portugal) and Bridge Brazil in Rio de Janeiro can open for you the gates of successful opportunities in life.
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Gerald Torres is the author of this article about studying foreign languages. Find more information, about http://fastlanguageslessons.co.uk here
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