GET MOTIVATED NOW:  Why Is Being Bilingual Important to YOU?

If you’re like me, you’re amazed and in awe when you hear someone speaking in one language only to quickly switch and begin speaking in another one just as fluently.  That really motivates me and makes me wish I could do the very same thing.  I suppose you could call this my “WHY”.   So ask … Continue reading GET MOTIVATED NOW:  Why Is Being Bilingual Important to YOU?

Learn to Speak a Foreign Language

LEARN HOW TO SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 10 STEPS TO SUCCESS

If you’re like me, you would love to learn to speak a foreign language, or two or three.  Whether it is for employment, travel, or just for fun, keeping the brain engaged in learning is healthy, smart, and many times fun if you choose the right thing to learn.  Being able to communicate better should … Continue reading LEARN HOW TO SPEAK A FOREIGN LANGUAGE: 10 STEPS TO SUCCESS

Complete Language - Teach Yourself

COMPLETE LANGUAGE – From Teach Yourself

Product:  Complete [Language] Overall Ranking:  70/100 Price:       $49.95 Owners:   Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, UK Website:  www.teachyourself.com INTRODUCTION Complete  [Language] from Teach Yourself describes their general approach as the “Discovery Method.”  By presenting the form of the language in a systematic way, they intention is to help you discover and absorb how the language works rather … Continue reading COMPLETE LANGUAGE – From Teach Yourself

Learn a New Language in 30 Minutes

THE PIMSLEUR METHOD: Best Way to Learn Foreign Languages Fast?

Product:      The Pimsleur Method Overall Ranking:  95/100 Price:  Each Level (30 Lessons) – MP3s $119.95, Software $150, CDs $345 Owners:  Simon & Schuster Publishing Website:  www.pimsleur.com INTRODUCTION The Pimsleur Method is tried and true, offered in over 50 languages, and is regarded by many as the best way to learn foreign languages fast!  … Continue reading THE PIMSLEUR METHOD: Best Way to Learn Foreign Languages Fast?

Language barriers in the workplace

LANGUAGE BARRIERS IN THE WORKPLACE:  How to Overcome Them

The United States has been a cultural ‘melting pot’ or ‘salad bowl’ for over two hundred years.  With this trend, comes the reality that many cultures must co-exist and work together.  A harmonious blending doesn’t always happen, and there are challenges of diversity in the workplace environment.  How can we overcome language barriers in the … Continue reading LANGUAGE BARRIERS IN THE WORKPLACE:  How to Overcome Them

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing

LEVELS OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: WHERE ARE YOU?

To make it easier for educational institutions and employers to evaluate the language qualifications of students and/or candidates for their admission and/or employment, the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:  Learning, Teaching, Assessment (CEFR or CEF) was developed by the Council of Europe.  This guideline is used to gauge levels of language ability, no … Continue reading LEVELS OF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: WHERE ARE YOU?