From 'Extinct' to 'Critically Endangered' - Why Supporting Cornish is Important

Posted by Govind on Jan 19, 2017 6:08:05 AM

The Cornish language, which was branded as 'Extinct', has been reclassified as "critically endangered" by the United Nations group UNESCO. This change reflects the revitalization process that has taken place over the years to resurrect the language after it was believed to have died out as a first language in the year 1777.

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Topics: Language Learning

Revival Languages Making a Comeback

Posted by Govind on Jan 17, 2017 12:33:17 AM

Introduction:

Reviving elements of history to enjoy it in the present is a practice we have adopted for long. Language, as with everything else, disappears as soon as the followers or people who practice them decide to move onto something better. At times its’ impractical grammar but more often than not, it’s usually a change in the social dynamics that lead to a language disappearing from the face of the planet. Very seldom do languages recover from that fall and those that do usually do not regain its’ status as a popular language.
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Topics: Language Learning

Clash of the Clans - French or German?

Posted by Govind on Jan 12, 2017 1:50:12 AM

Deciding to learn a language is always the hardest step. Or so you would think. The hardest part about learning a new language is deciding which language to learn. There are over 160 languages in the world from which you have to choose the language that you think will satisfy your need for adventure and excitement and of course, practicality. After all, language learning is not all about grammar, it’s also about culture and the people.

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Topics: Language Learning

How To Make The Most of Your Mauritius Getaway

Posted by Sue Brett on Jan 11, 2017 6:30:39 AM

“You gather the idea that Mauritius was made first and then heaven, and that heaven was copied after Mauritius.” (Mark Twain). Vulture Culture Patrizia shares her memories of one of the most romantic locations in the world!

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Topics: Language Learning

Do You Know the Best Places to Visit in São Paulo, Brazil?

Posted by Sue Brett on Jan 9, 2017 10:30:45 PM

Named after Saint Paul of Tarsus, São Paulo is Brazil's vibrant financial center. As well as being Brazil's richest state, it's also the largest city in South America.

Located in the southeast region of Brazil, it's well worth a visit, especially if you are into cool architecture. We're thinking here of its iconic buildings, from its neo-Gothic cathedral and the 1929 Martinelli skyscraper to modernist architect Oscar Niemeyer’s curvy Edifício Copan.

Travel blogger Alisa shares the lowdown on São Paulo!

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Topics: Language Learning

Why Learn Latin? It's A Dead Language After All

Posted by Govind on Jan 9, 2017 4:34:49 AM

While most might think of learning a supposedly “dead” language as a waste of time, there are a few people who feel otherwise. I’m one amongst them and I’m here to tell you how Latin is more alive than ever and why it might be one of the most useful languages you can learn.

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Topics: Language Learning

5 Steps to Building a Successful Language Strategy

Posted by Sue Brett on Jan 8, 2017 11:15:09 PM

In a globalized economy, language training is no longer a “great if there is spare budget” but an essential component of corporate success.

  • 72.4% of global consumers are more likely to buy a product with information in their own language 
  • 56.2% of global consumers say the ability to obtain information in their own language is more important than price.

Tying in language training to your company’s strategic goals improves customer service, enhances health and safety in the workplace, facilitates the entry of new markets and delivers communication at the international level required by today’s global marketplace.

According to Eton Institute’s Language Development in the Workforce Survey, 89% of their clients stated that multilingual employees add value to the workforce and 88% stated that recruiting team members with language skills is important to their organization.

Building a successful language training strategy is a commitment justifying the investment and should start with an honest review of where we are and where do we need to be?

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Topics: Enterprise

Is Multilingualism a Necessity in Your Industry?

Posted by Saania on Jan 5, 2017 5:58:09 AM

More and more businesses are developing into multinational firms, and acquiring the skill of a foreign language could result in better career opportunities for the employee as well as higher productivity for the organization.  While it is widely accepted and encouraged to have a multilingual workplace today, some industries must be more proactive than others.

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Topics: Language Learning, Enterprise

Are You Talking Out of Your Bot? The Oh So Easy Guide to Bots

Posted by Govind on Jan 4, 2017 8:04:36 PM

Technology has never been so powerful. With the advancement of technology, humans are spending more money and resources into developing intelligent systems that can replace humans without losing the human touch. From language learning to smart homes, bots are a part of our life and their presence is only going to increase in the coming years.

Here’s a rundown on everything bot related.

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Topics: Language Learning, Jargon Buster

Top Tips on Malaysian Business Etiquette and Culture

Posted by Govind on Jan 3, 2017 8:13:19 PM

Malaysia has a healthy foreign population who coexist peacefully with the locals. People from various countries come to Malaysia for tourism, business activities, education etc. Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures.

The major ethnic groups in Malaysia are the Malays, Chinese and the Indians. When conducting business in Malaysia, it is very common to run into people from all or some of these groups.

Here’s what to expect the next time you meet a client from Malaysia.

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Topics: Language Learning, Enterprise