March 28, 2016

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.

Read Article
January 26, 2016

What's the fuss with English anyway?

English is staying and will not be going anywhere; we have to embrace it in order to learn, work and even live. It is our common tongue that would connect us to everyone else in the world and allow us to stand as equals.

Read Article
December 21, 2015

Countries with High English Proficiency Are More Innovative

When a country has strong English abilities, its innovation sector can better pull from the global pool of talent and ideas.

Read Article
November 17, 2015

China's first lady Peng Liyuan impresses with fluent English speech at United Nations

After dazzling fans with her easy grace, divine singing voice and elegant fashion sense, China's first lady Peng Liyuan has shown another talent – fluency in English…

Read Article
October 13, 2015

Proficient English and Cantonese will remain bedrock of Hong Kong’s culture, say lawmakers

Proficient English and Cantonese will remain the cornerstone of the city’s competitiveness and culture...

Read Article
September 2, 2015

Corporate China Speaks Business

English is the de facto language of trade, commerce and international politics for its association with cultural neutrality.

Read Article
August 10, 2015

Japan Is Going English

Learning English is a challenge for a Japanese company, but one I am committed to, not just for myself, but for a larger goal.

Read Article
July 27, 2015

Rakuten forges ahead in English

E-commerce giant Rakuten has managed to do what the educational system apparently can’t — get Japanese people to speak English competently.

Read Article
June 22, 2015

English Proficiency on the Rise Among Latinos

A record 33.2 million Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.

Read Article
May 6, 2015

Thais’ poor English to hurt job prospects in ASEAN community

English will be extremely important as a means for communications in business,” said Mr. Treenuch Phaichayonvichit of the Thailand Development Research Institute.

Read Article
March 31, 2015

Englishisation - Is it working?

Yuki Wachi and her husband cannot speak English, but they send their five-year-old daughter Tamami to a preschool where English is the primary language of instruction.

Read Article
March 23, 2015

Malaysia's former prime minister continues to push for mastering English

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad urged Malays to master the English language as it is the language of the sciences, and that does not make them a traitor to the Malay language.

Read Article
February 9, 2015

English Language in Today's Era

Language is the source of communication and communication is the tool for interacting with people in everyday life.

Read Article
January 22, 2015

English as a Global Language

Today with the fast paced development of the economic sector and the phenomenon of rapid globalization seen in the last few years, there has been an enormous expansion in the field of English language learning, and there has been a massive need to learn the language.

Read Article
August 27, 2014

Chile Expands English Language Learning Program

The Economic Ministry’s entrepreneurship agency, CORFO, presented its expanded English-learning program Tuesday, which provides scholarships for independent English courses.

Read Article
August 13, 2014

English a Must to Draw Global Talent

To prevail in the competition for global talent, Japanese companies must make themselves attractive to employees.

Read Article
July 22, 2014

English Now the Most Common Language in Europe

English has squeezed out every other language in the competition to become the common tongue of Europe, an EU report confirmed yesterday.

Read Article
July 9, 2014

Languages Can Exist in Harmony

English and Maltese can co-exist in harmony provided they are both taught properly, according to Adrian Underhill, one of the world’s most respected English Language Training professionals.

Read Article
June 25, 2014

English to be Mandatory in Malaysia

English will be made a mandatory passing subject for all students sitting for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) from 2016, Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister announced today.

Read Article
June 11, 2014

Corporate Foreign Language Training on the Rise

Foreign language ability may be the final barrier to global corporate expansion.

Read Article
May 28, 2014

The Worldwide Triumph of English

The second president of the United States, John Adams, predicted in 1780 that “English will be the most respectable language in the world and the most universally read and spoken in the next century, if not before the end of this one.”

Read Article
May 8, 2014

Global Business Speaks English

Ready or not, English is now the global language of business.

Read Article
April 28, 2014

A New Common Tongue

IN THE 17th century, educated people across central Europe could still communicate with each other in Latin.

Read Article
April 23, 2014

In Many Business Schools, English is the Bottom Line

When economics students returned this winter to the elite École Normale Supérieure here, a simple one-page petition was posted along the corridors demanding an unlikely privilege: French as a teaching language.

Read Article
February 13, 2014

English the Lingua Franca of China?

Andy writes a reasonably good account of his recent skiing trip, for someone just eight years old.

Read Article
February 13, 2014

Bridgestone Adopts English as Official Language

Bridgestone Corp. (5108), the Tokyo-based tiremaker, found that presentations and discussions went much smoother after its top managers began conducting some meetings in English instead of Japanese beginning last year.

Read Article
February 13, 2014

The “English Crisis” in Japan

It's eight in the morning in a Tokyo office building, and a dozen middle-aged Japanese businessmen sit inside small booths, sweating as they try to talk English to the instructors in front of them.

Read Article
February 13, 2014

The Great English Divide

Antonio Sanz might as well have won the lottery. In 1965, when the small, curly-haired Spaniard was 10, an American professor asked his parents if she might take the boy to the U.S. and enroll him in public school.

Read Article
February 13, 2014

Employees Worldwide Prefer English

Workers whose jobs require them to interact with people in foreign countries say that English is the dominant language of business, according to a new poll.

Read Article