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Language learning for businesses

The option to learn languages for business opportunities is one of the best ways to get ahead in business, for you and your staff. In the 21st century you need every advantage you can get to keep yourself competitive in the marketplace, and adding foreign language skills is a great way to gain an advantage. Here are just some of the reasons to learn languages for business:

Improved overall communication skills.

Language learners improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in English as well as their new language. Overall communication skills improve, and that is a benifit. For the business owner or entrepreneur, it is even more important for you to maximize your ability to communicate with employees, clients or potential business contacts.

Improved problem solving abilities.

Learning a language also develops analytical skills, improves problem solving ability and increases flexible thinking and creativity. Businesses need employees with a wide range of abilities. If you have your own business, there is an even greater need for you to cultivate these abilities in yourself.
Broadens job skills and career options. Learning a foreign language improves your overall job skills, and makes you more valuable as an employee. It also broadens your potential career options, should you decide on a different career path.

Opportunities in many industries.

There are many industries in which adding a foreign language would immediately be useful. Tourism, hotels and restaurants, advertising, marketing, military and defence, security, communications and journalism, just to name a few. Being able to communicate with customers, clients and contacts in their own language, even just to put them at ease and make them more comfortable with you is clearly a great asset.
Career advancement. Knowledge of a foreign language can make you more valuable to your company, giving you a better chance of a promotion or a raise. You may also improve your potential for reassignment or relocation, and therefore also an increase in pay.

Overseas business opportunities.

Obviously, learning a second language could get you a possible assignment in another country. The potential experience you could gain could lead to a whole new plateau in your career, or a new career opportunity altogether.

Competetive advantage in international business. The current climate of globalization is most likely here to stay. More and more businesses are growing internationalized by mergers and acquisitions. Multinational businesses, global corporations, conglomerates and joint ventures are increasingly common. This means that learning another language is essential if you are going to be involved in any international business. It’s the only way to maintain a competitive advantage.

Cost effective method of improving your marketplace value.

Many businesses will contribute to or pay for an employees training or education. Foreign language is one of the few skills that can be learned a variety of ways including formal classroom study, tutors, language schools and even self-study. It’s one of the few skills you can gain on your own and affordably.

Increased business contacts.

The opportunities here are tremendous. From your employers or clients point of view, you may have just doubled your potential list of business contacts when you add a new language to your arsenal. It’s a way to gain a powerful advantage over your competitors.
We offer many ways in which to introduce your business to new languages or develop old ones, we can do this for individuals or groups (of any size).

Available in any language ( Including English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese. Chinese, Japanese and Russian)

For more information about these or any other programmes, please contact us to discuss your potential

educatours@a8workandstudy.co.uk
UK Head OfficeTel: +44 (0)844 5555

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