Foreign help on the line
Sunday 09 April 1995
Richard Needham, Minister for Trade, said, when introducing last week's National Languages for Export campaign, that recent studies showed that "proportionately more British companies are losing trading opportunities due to language barriers than their counterparts in other EU countries."
However, language schools are booming as a result, and one has gone a step further in seeking to encourage employers into this traditionally weak area.
Communicaid International has teamed up with LinguaTel, which claims to be the country's first business-to-business on-line telephone interpreting service, to offer interpreter-assisted telephone calls, coupled with instant language teaching.
The two organisations say the service helps people learn languages more efficiently because it allows them to practise their skills in real-life situations with expert help and advice available.
Before making an overseas call, the manager contacts the interpreter to discuss likely vocabulary and sentence structure and then goes ahead - with the interpreter on-line to provide help if needed. The interpreter gives a full briefing afterwards.
The organisation has teamed up with London University's School of Slavonic and East European Studies to form SSEES-Communicaid, which provides corporate training in languages and cultures of Eastern Europe.
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
Sally Farmiloe dead: Howards' Way actress, and former mistress of Jeffrey Archer, dies aged 60
Russell Brand accuses FOX News anchor Sean Hannity of terrorism after aggressive Israel-Gaza debate
Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness – including don’t try to convert other people
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Justin Bieber posts Instagram photo of Orlando Bloom crying after fight 'over Miranda Kerr'
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Money & Business
£20000 - £24000 per annum: Harrington Starr: A leading provider of web based m...
£28000 - £32000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Secretary (Sales Team Support) - Mat...
Competitive (DOE): Guru Careers: We are looking for an Assistant Management Ac...
£600 - £700 per day + competitive: Orgtel: Senior Investment Accounting Change...