Global trade requires better foreign language skills

As subsequent administrations have promoted new initiatives to keep the United States competitive in a globalized world, it’s worth noting this fact: Only one of the men running the five largest U.S. corporations is fluent in any language other than English.

Thanks to his time helming General Motors’ Brazilian operations, GM’s CEO speaks Portuguese. But he’s a corner office exception: the CEOs of Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor, and General Electric — none of these highly paid executives can make a contact or negotiate a deal in another language.

Several presidents have spoken out to “keeping America competitive” by encouraging innovation through tax breaks for corporate research spending and promoting math and science study.

But some experts worry that the administration’s current push doesn’t do anything to address the USA’s globalization Achilles’ heel: Americans’ lack of foreign language skills and general global awareness. “Competitiveness is not just about training more engineers and scientists. That’s just part of it,” says Angel Cabrera, president of Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management in Glendale, Ariz.

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What Is TESOL/TEFL

The world has become a global village and in this rapidly changing scenario, countries and people are coming together to bond in professional relations. In the modern era of transcendence, the importance of learning and teaching English is monumental and the need for English teachers and trainers whether that is in schools, language institutes, corporate houses, or private tutoring is ascending day by day.

TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is the universal degree to teach English overseas. This is the mandatory course to get an English teaching job in any destination of your dream where one can teach, earn and travel at the same time.

So whether one is a fresh graduate, an active teacher, an aspiring teacher, a corporate personnel looking for a refreshing change in career or a retired person now eager to begin a second innings in their life by teaching abroad this is the perfect course for them to spread their wings and fly.

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Learn Spanish Online – A Good Option?

If you have a desire to learn Spanish but you don’t have time to take a class, you may want to consider a program that will allow you to learn Spanish online. The Internet has made it so simple and convenient to take online classes that thousands of people are learning new skills online these days. Keep reading to discover why you should consider going for a program that allows you to learn Spanish online.

Before you commit to any Spanish program, make sure that it offers a money back guarantee. This will make it risk-free for you in case you find out later that this just isn’t the right learning method for you.

A definite advantage of an online Spanish program is that it is more cost effective than taking a night class at the local college. The cost is lower because you access the materials online and you don’t have to pay a teacher. The other big factor is that it is convenient. You don’t have to drive to a class or try to cram it into your already busy schedule. You can take it at your convenience.

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Bitter Sweet Things that You will Experience While Studying Abroad

Going to school abroad is a dream, which has advantages such as:

1. New experiences.
With the college means going abroad to find a new atmosphere that will automatically get new experiences that are not found in the country. Increasing number of overseas experience then that person would understand the outside world.
2. Having friends from foreign countries
Have a friend from overseas will increase and add connections that will be very useful as supporting a career, especially if planning to live and work abroad. In addition to other benefits that can be obtained is to exchange information and experiences. (more…)

TESOL 2018. What You Need To Know

If you want to gain overseas living experience, discover another culture, learn another language, improve your C.V., develop more confidence, make international friends, take a break from your regular routine or all of the above, getting the S.I.T. TESOL CERTIFICATE is the way to begin.
TESOL stands for Teaching English to speakers of other languages.

You will also hear the training and the profession referred to as TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) and TESL (teaching English as a second language). The TESOL/TEFL/TESL profession continues to grow, propelled by the fact that English is the lingua franca of the world.

Ask anyone in a non-English speaking country what skills are needed to succeed in school and business and the ability to speak English will be one of the first things mentioned. For free GED practice tests check this website.

 

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Best GED Classes Helping with a Career Change

To gain success in life, self – motivation is essential. If you have the desire and willingness to do anything nothing is impossible for you. It will be a great support for you to reach your destination to lead a victorious life. Your career may demand a lot of things from being punctual to leadership quality which can be easily achieved through self-motivation.

Types of Self- Motivation

Motivation determines our mental strength. The role of self – motivation becomes important in that case. There are mainly two types of motivation, internal and external motivation. When you have the internal ability to think, decide and do things the way you want that is called the internal motivation. For example, Anne is self-motivated to earn her GED Diploma to become a nurse.

How BestGEDClasses helps

Take Anne, for example. A big part of Anne’s success is the Best GED Classes website. The website is well designed and it’s free. So, Anne studies daily using these online resources for the exam. But there is no teacher who will remind her to spend more time taking the practice tests. She is motivated by her results, she passed 3 out of the 4 GED tests. Yes, she found a good website but it’s up to her to use it regularly.

Anne is self-motivated and has access to a good website.  All of us have a certain amount of potential to gain success but not everyone does use this effectively to achieve what they want.

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TESOL Market in Spain and around the World

Spain has an excellent TESOL market, so, if Spain is where you want to teach you should be working soon after completing the course. Even in small towns and villages, there are usually language academies. Of course, the greatest number of schools is in the large cities.

For example, there are over 500 language academies in greater Barcelona. Most schools want a teaching staff with a variety of accents to satisfy the requests of their students. We know the labor market in Spain very well and are also very familiar with the TESOL market worldwide. Therefore, we will help you regardless of where you want to work.

ESOL teacher pay in Spain ranges from about 10 to 16 € an hour. Although pay in the large cities often leans towards the higher end, lower pay in towns and small cities is often offset by the lower cost of living. Many teachers supplement their income by teaching private students and usually share apartments in order to contain their cost of living.

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Your Career Control System

Career Jump’s much acclaimed instructional manual is named: “Your Career Control System”. It is designed to specifically support Job Seekers to:

  • Discover what it is that they can offer to interested employers, and it provides the tools for backing up their claims
  • Identify possible tools that they may use at their task, and become familiar with the application
  • Learn about optional routes to the Job Market, both advertised and non-advertised options
  • Learn the best ways to gain control over future career advancement and career changes

The career manual “Your Career Control System” costs around $150, but for your delegates who attend the Managerial Outplacement Workshop, a free copy of the manual is provided. Extra copies are available at a discounted rate at the company’s Outplacement Service office.

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About Langage Idiomas

Langage Idiomas is a private school that has been providing language training in the heart of Barcelona since 1977.

Initially a French language school (thus the name “Langage” which means language in French), English was soon added as a course offering and quickly became the most popular language taught at the school.

Today, aside from the TESOL Certificate Course, Langage Idiomas provides English, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian and other language courses to many well-known multinational corporations in the greater Barcelona area.

With a teaching staff of more than 45 language professionals, we are a well-established and respected institution in our community. Langage Idiomas is proud to host the first S.I.T. TESOL Course in Western Europe.

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TESOL Course FAQ

  1. What is the School for International Training (SIT)?
  2. Why should I take the SIT TESOL Certificate course?
  3. Who teaches the course?
  4. Is the course the same at all sites?
  5. What kind of people take this course?
  6. What are the entrance requirements?
  7. What kind of job will I be able to get with this certificate?
  8. Will S.I.T.’s TESOL Certificate enable me to teach ESOL in U.S. public schools?
  9. Can I get college credit for the course?
  10. After I finish the certificate course, if, later, I decide to complete S.I.T.’s program leading to a Master of Arts with a concentration in TESOL, is there any special financial aid available for certificate alumni?
  11. Does everyone who attends the course get a certificate?
  12. What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL?
  13. What is the difference between SIT, CELTA, TRINITY and other certificate courses?
  14. Do I need to speak the language of another country I want to teach in to teach English?
  15. How much money can I expect to earn?
  16. How much money should I bring with me?
  17. Do I need to have had previous teaching experience?
  18. May I take the S.I.T. TESOL course if English is not my native language?
  19. What about visas and work/residence permits?
  20. What should I bring with me?
  21. Are there age limits?

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