Documentary Series

Documentary Series October 26, 2016

Perspective from an Academic Institution

Focus on how English functions as a useful tool at a university for both the students and the institution itself.

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Documentary Series October 26, 2016

A Student’s Perspective

A young scientist recognizes that knowing English has allowed her to access the vast body of research written in English

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Documentary Series October 26, 2016

Social Opportunity

A look at how English is being used in a rural Japanese area to drive economic change and adjustment to the globalized world

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Documentary Series October 25, 2016

On the Path to Dream Profession

Demonstrating how English has helped a Japanese man to reach his dream profession as a tour guide.

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Documentary Series October 25, 2016

Young Professional Entrepreneurship

Profile of an entrepreneur who uses English on her personal website to reach a broader audience and increase web traffic.

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Documentary Series November 23, 2015

The Globalization of Japan

Japan has a rich history of innovation that has both secured its leadership on the world stage — and its economic future.

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Documentary Series October 21, 2015

The Power of English Assessment

For multinational companies around the world, in nearly every industry, globalization is the key to growth.

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Documentary Series October 20, 2015

Explore the Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business

In today’s global marketplace, English is the universal language of business.

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Documentary Series October 16, 2015

Nissin: Using One Language to Go Global

Nissin has been one of Japan’s leading food manufacturers since 1948 and the leader in the instant noodle market.

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Documentary Series September 25, 2015

Olympus: How English Can Help Save Lives

As an innovator in endoscopic technology, Olympus has tools for many types of procedures.

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Documentary Series May 26, 2015

Fraunhofer: English Is the Language of Science

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research and development organization.

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Documentary Series April 6, 2015

Sony: A Common Language Helps Drive Innovation

As a global leader in both the electronics and entertainment industries, Sony creates compelling content and the technology to deliver it to consumers.

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Documentary Series March 11, 2015

KPMG: Helping Clients Expand Worldwide

KPMG in Japan is one of the largest professional accounting firms that provide audit, tax and advisory services in Japan.

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Documentary Series February 25, 2015

Intel: One Company, One Voice

Today, being a global company means having team members spread all over the world—resulting in the need for a single corporate language.

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Documentary Series September 23, 2014

Citi: The Global Talent Exchange

Rotating talent among offices in other countries allows companies to develop their employees’ skills and place them where their expertise can have the biggest impact.

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Documentary Series June 18, 2014

Café Britt: Brewing Global Success

The number of local organizations looking to expand business outside country borders is exponentially rising.

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Documentary Series May 21, 2014

Sykes: Business Is Calling for English

Now more than ever, companies and organizations are expanding globally and rapidly off-shoring services.

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Documentary Series April 30, 2014

AON: Speaking the Language of Clients

In today’s competitive economy, managing risk is key to protecting a company’s future.

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Documentary Series February 13, 2014

P&G: The Power of Investing in Your People

With global operations in more than 70 countries — and brands being distributed in more than 180 — seamless communication with colleagues is imperative at P&G.

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Documentary Series February 13, 2014

Why English Matters: Documentary Series

In today’s global economy, English is the language of business.

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Executive Perspectives

Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Olympus: Building a Strong Workforce Using English Assessment

English proficiency is a business strategy at Olympus, so ensuring employees have the necessary skills they need for success is a priority.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Olympus: Improving Workforce English Proficiency

In a global workplace like Olympus, employees need a strong command of English beyond what’s necessary for everyday communication, and provide training to advance these skills.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Olympus: Improving Workforce English Proficiency

Olympus offers employees a range of English-training courses to help them become more fluent, and to provide more value and better service to their clients around the world.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Using English to Globalize

Japanese companies are seeking more ways to expand operations globally, and English is an important tool in their success.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Nissin: Advantages of English Proficiency

For today’s younger workforce, competing in the overseas market requires being English proficient — something Nissin knows can also lead to more opportunities at Nissin and in their future.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Sony: Improving Workforce English Proficiency

For Sony employees, collaborating with colleagues across the globe provides them with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Since English is key, Sony provides employees with English training.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Sony: Building a Strong Workforce Using English Assessment

As a global leader in electronics and entertainment, Sony hires the best global talent to work all over the world — using English as the common language. As such, English assessment is key to recruitment and promotion.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Sony: Building a Strong Workforce Using English Assessment

Before an employee can advance within Sony, they take an English assessment to show if their skills meet the needs of the position and corporate expectations.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

Assessing English for Globalization

As English proficiency becomes more integral to global growth, Japanese companies are using English assessment as a valuable tool in developing a global-ready workforce.

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Executive Perspectives April 25, 2016

English for Recruitment

As more Japanese companies globalize their operations on a broader scale, making English their common language can help them attract talent outside of Japan.

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Executive Perspectives October 13, 2015

Starbucks: English Helps Talent Grow

For Starbucks, English assessment helps differentiate which employees will be able to thrive within the organization.

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Executive Perspectives September 14, 2015

Citi: English as a Hiring Standard

At Citi, English is a prerequisite for hiring and has helped to create a standard process across all Centers of Excellence around the world.

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Executive Perspectives September 14, 2015

P&G: Supporting Employees' Efforts to Improve English

P&G strengthens workforce proficiency by supporting employee interest in English book and writing clubs.

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Executive Perspectives August 19, 2015

Sykes: Service Speaks English

An English-proficient workforce allows Sykes to provide customer service and technical support to callers from all over the world.

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Executive Perspectives August 19, 2015

P&G: Assessment Makes the Difference

Finding the right English assessment is critical to successful talent management.

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Executive Perspectives July 13, 2015

Citi: English Proficiency Ensures Consistency

English streamlines Citi’s corporate communication and allows all employees to be trained in the same way.

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Executive Perspectives July 13, 2015

Intel: English Assessed, Business Ready

Intel relies on English assessment to prove which candidates have the English proficiency to succeed in business situations.

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Executive Perspectives June 8, 2015

P&G: English Proficiency Breeds Efficiency

Operating in a common language allows P&G to be nimble when placing and training employees.

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Executive Perspectives June 8, 2015

Intel: Assess English Skills for Growth

At Intel, having the right English skills can provide employees with the opportunity to grow within the organization.

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Executive Perspectives May 19, 2015

P&G: English Allows for Global Communication

English is the language of business.

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Executive Perspectives May 19, 2015

Citi: English Keeps Operations Fluid

English enables communication between Citi’s centers of excellence around the globe and allows the company to keep operations fluid, 24/7.

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Executive Perspectives April 20, 2015

Starbucks: When You Assess, You Know

Interviews only reveal so much about a candidate.

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Executive Perspectives April 20, 2015

Sykes: Practice Makes English Proficient

To help improve employee skills, Sykes provides an English-only environment where daily communication is in English.

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Executive Perspectives February 26, 2015

Intel: English Skills Turn Today's Prospects Into Tomorrow's Talent

Intel’s English scholarship program rewards exemplary students with the opportunity to build their English skills, which in turn helps Intel identify strong employee prospects.

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Executive Perspectives February 26, 2015

P&G: English Takes Local Talent Global

At P&G, employees with strong English skills are given the opportunity to work on global projects and help the company compete and grow in the world economy.

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Executive Perspectives February 3, 2015

P&G: Investing In English Training

English proficiency in the workforce is a priority to P&G.

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Executive Perspectives February 3, 2015

CITI: English Skill Helps Employee Development

Citi rotates employees through its global offices to help make them more comfortable working in an international environment.

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