A suburban municipality of Chicago recently passed an “English-only” resolution. Echoing the words of Carpentersville Village President, who is quoted in the following article, this resolution mainly serves a symbolic purpose and effectively communicates the message that Carpentersville is not … Read More
Cultural competency and language skills are increasingly important for professional and personal success in today’s world. As higher educational institutions plan curricula, they are prioritizing their students’ development of global competency skills.
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2005) – “Global competency”
Safety in the workplace is inextricably linked with effective communication during training. A language barrier can impede workers’ understanding of safety protocol and hazards of the work environment. This article highlights the steps New York construction organizations are taking to … Read More
And a little bit more on the Chinese Government’s efforts to improve their standing in the world by reducing the poor English translations. Actually, the example below is an excellent example of how computer-based translations can lead to more problems … Read More
Working with businesses of all sizes, they understand the connection between communicating in a common language and the bottom line. Improved customer service, reduced accidents, increased employee retention are all benefits of occupational English and Spanish training. This article shows … Read More
There has been a lot of publicity lately about Beijing’s efforts to decrease the humor opportunities associated with their English translations. Errors abound, and while they often entertain tourists, in preparation for the Olympics, China wants to be taken more … Read More
You don’t have to leave the hemisphere to find tremendous emerging market opportunities, but it certainly does help to have the language skills and cultural awareness to be able to capitalize on them.
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