Language training is vital to promote the success of a company in today’s international setting.
As global competition increases, organisations can no longer assume that English is the lingua franca of their organisation. They need to be prepared to invest in developing their employees’ foreign language skills. It is a well-known fact that international customers prefer to do business in their own language, meaning a skilled multi-lingual workforce will create a crucial competitive advantage.
Going back a few years, language lessons weren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but nowadays the approach to learning and teaching is very different. Dialogue focuses on what you can do, not what you can’t. You’ll learn languages that are relevant to you and your company – meaning more efficiency, improved communication and believe it or not, enjoyment. We teach a wide variety of languages in countries around the world, click here for the full list.
Some of the languages we teach…
Is French difficult? Non – c’est du gâteau! Or like us Brits say – piece of cake. Remember they did invade us all those years ago, so it’s inevitable that the English language was strongly influenced by the introduction of French. Pick any word that ends in –ion (abbreviation – abréviation) and you can be fairly sure it’s similar in French.
Spanish is spoken by over 400 million people as a first or second language and is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. So it can’t be that challenging, can it? There are lots of similarities to English – guess what these words mean – investigar, delegar and participar…
Everyone seems to get worked up about Mandarin, but it’s not so bad. Their word order is similar to ours and you don’t need to learn all the characters – there’s a middle-ground called pinyin which means you can read the text in a western alphabet. Making an effort in Chinese with a native speaker pays dividends: Mark Zuckerberg got far more brownie points (or red flowers in Chinese) for his speech in China than derisory comments.