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Bilinguals: Healthier, More Worldly, and In Demand

According to a wide variety of research, here are five important reasons for learning a second language, and encouraging children to do so:

Taking the Anxiety Out Of Multi-Cultural Presentations

Making presentations can make even the most seasoned executive nervous. Presenting to people of different cultures can positively make their knees shake.

Early Language Learning; Easier for Kids, May Make Them Smarter

Canadian school students start learning a second language at a much older age than in some countries, but somewhat younger than in others.

Cultural Learning: Fun, Enriching and Enjoyable

It’s well documented and well publicized that training to learn about other cultures can enhance business skills, make you a more important employee and open opportunities, particularly foreign assignments.

Thousands of World Languages; Hundreds in Canada

There are almost 7,000 distinct languages spoken in the world, and French and English aren’t even close to being the most common.

Doing Business in Latin America

Latin America is a fertile area for business growth. It is rich in natural resources (Venezuela and Colombia, for example, have vast reserves of oil, natural gas and metals), and is relatively close to Canada.

What Motivates People to Learn a Second Language; And How to Stay Motivated

There are many reasons why people want to learn a second language. Research shows that business, personal enrichment and travel are the top reasons in Canada.

How Italians Identify Tourists

Ever walk into a store in Italy and the employees speak to you in English before you say a word. Some reasons may surprise you.

Learning a Language Improves Your Mind Learning a Language Improves Your Mind

Learning a second language can help your career, but it can also make you healthier.

Often when people think of cultural learning, it’s in the context of preparing an employee for a foreign assignment. However, cultural differences also exist in the domestic workplace, and how they are handled can have a significant effect on profitability, efficiency and employee morale.

Learn From Other’s Mistakes Why Foreign Assignments Frequently Fail

A foreign assignment is one of the costliest investments a company can make in a single employee.

Costs can run from about $400,000 to more than $1 million a year, according to the Society for Human Resource Managers. Yet, between 40 percent to 50 percent of foreign assignments are unsuccessful (higher in some developing countries), costing businesses hundreds of millions a year.

Learning Another Language: It’s Good for Business and Good for You

Business travelers who know a foreign language are a big plus. It can also be a boost for the employee’s career.

Why Canada is the Best Place to Learn English

Canada is the greatest country in which to learn English. We have the natural beauty, we have the metropolitan cities, and we have a brand of English that is the most sought after in the world.

The Language of the Body

Although language plays a big part in communication, the majority of how we interact with one another is through the gestures we make with our hands, the body position we take, or the way in which we curl our lips. While it is easier to use language to communicate false statements body language almost never lies. You might just be saying you are having a wonderful time on that first date, but your arms are crossed, your brow is furrowed, and you don’t make eye contact at all. 

Berlitz Toronto in Focus: New Location in Downtown Core

The Berlitz Toronto Learning Centre has recently moved to its new office to continue to offer its innovative language training services to the surrounding business community.

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