An LMS offers flexibility, affordability and the opportunity for blended learning. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of an LMS and how to successfully implement one in your international organization.
Why business language matters - Before moving into new markets, L&D needs to consider whether their staff are equipped to deal with a new set of languages and cultural norms. Modern cities aren’t mono- or even bilingual anymore.
Many executives have difficulty finding time to spend on language training. If they travel frequently or meet with investors and stakeholders, it may be impossible for them to attend regular classroom sessions.
Evaluations of effectiveness are one of the most important steps in the learning design process. The information you gain will help uncover what aspects of the program worked and what you should change.
Companies who operate internationally have to interact with people in many different countries, who may not speak the same languages as them. Language training is obviously beneficial in these situations, but should it be mandatory?
Everyone marvels at the employee who can speak five languages, but just how valuable is the skill exactly? Can you measure the ROI of Spanish, for example? As it turns out, you can. According to MIT economist Albert Saiz, there’s a 1.5% premium on returns for Spanish language skills in the U.S., just behind French at 2.3% and German at 3.8%. That means that employees who can speak these languages in addition to English tend to earn a high income. Why might that be?
A Look at EU Politics and Foreign Language Skills With the European elections around the corner, it’s time to take a closer look at our politicians’ communication and foreign language skills. In fact, their conversations in a foreign language always manage to spark [...]