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5 ways employee language training delivers a positive return on investment

We’re all part of the same planet, right?! Doesn’t it therefore make sense we give our employees the tools and skills to be able to communicate effectively with colleagues all over the world – in overseas offices, business partners abroad, and everyone else with whom you do business? The world is shrinking daily in terms… Read More

We pay our respects to the late, great Charles Aznavour

This month, we take a look back at the life and career of one of France’s greatest performers. He was a rather unlikely heart-throb to those who remember him from his early career, one which lasted some 80 years. At just 5ft 3in tall, Charles Aznavour was almost 50 before he had his first hit… Read More

Pros and cons of language learning face-to-face v by app

Will it suit you more to learn one-to-one with your tutor or will the convenience of an app be the right choice? It’s up to you. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at both learning methods. It’s fair to say there is no ‘correct’ answer. Everyone’s different and we all prefer to learn… Read More

Going back to school

September means late summer here in the UK. Young people all over the country are getting ready to go back to school and college. For The Language Guru, it also means the start of the Autumn courses of language learning. Our tutors are looking forward to a fresh intake of students as well as some… Read More

Find that dream job overseas

If you’ve always wanted to work overseas and find that dream job that ticks all your boxes, what will give you the edge over other applicants? The ability to speak the language of the company and the country in which it is located. Why? So, you can: Write your job application in their language, which… Read More

Celebrating Spanish artists

Following on from our popular ‘Celebrating French women’ blog post, we thought we’d take a look at some of the most famous, prolific and influential Spanish artists. El Greco (1541-1614) Domenikos Theotokopoulos was known as El Greco (‘The Greek’) and born in Crete, then a Venetian territory. He trained in Venice where he developed his… Read More

Learning for fun – one Language Guru student’s experience

In November last year I travelled around Colombia for two-and-a-half-weeks. At the time, I knew around three words in Spanish: hola, adios and cerveza. Shortly after touching down in Bogota I realised these were paltry. Anyone who has travelled to South America will know it’s impossible to get by without learning the lingo, fast. So,… Read More

Mother’s Day around Europe

Did you know that Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in other countries? As well as helping you learn languages, The Language Guru offers you a snapshot into the traditions and customs of those who speak the languages around the world. In 2018, Mother’s Day falls on: 11th March for the UK 6th May… Read More