The latest news from Languages at Work and the world of languages around the world.

11 April 2019

Translations of course, but done professionally

Have you ever thought that “the world is just such a small place”? Perhaps while traveling on the other side of the world you met a neighbor, or at a social event you bumped into a high school mate you hadn’t seen since. There are plenty of similar stories! There’s […]
6 February 2019

Funded courses, easier than you think

Every year in Italy, through the compulsory declaration that any employer of the private sector is required to send monthly to INPS, millions of euros are set aside also to finance training, but the vast majority of companies don’t take advantage of this occasion and the main reason is that […]
29 January 2019

5, actually 6, tips to learn a new language today

Learning a new language with a tailor made course, based on your needs and with a dedicated teacher, is, obviously, the best choice you can make, and it lays solid foundations. However, if the desire of learning is strong, there are some methods that can help you learn a new […]
26 October 2018

The most spoken language in the world

What’s the most spoken language in the world? Especially for us living in the “Western nations” it’s easy to immediately think: English. That’s right, or at least… almost right. Yes, because there are two possible points of view, both of them more than valid, as you can read in this […]
10 October 2018

Do you speak Dothraki?

Books, movies and TV series are the virtual places where artificial languages are very often used. These are totally “invented” languages, just to be spoken by our favourite fantasy characters. Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones express herself in a perfect Dothraki or in High Valyrian, Harry Potter chills us […]
27 February 2018

Italian vs dialect: language or not language?

February 21st is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day; the celebration has been globally observed and endorsed every year since February 2000 by UNESCO to remind, preserve and promote linguistic and cultural diversity. The Member States of Unesco are invited to celebrate the day in as many languages as […]
8 January 2018

All the languages of the world

While waiting for the publishing of the up-to-date data, let’s begin the year with an overview to show the status quo of all the languages in the world last year. In 2017, on the basis of the annual report of Ethnologue, the organization that studies all the languages of the […]
6 December 2017

Bristish English vs American English: thank you Mr. Webster!

There’s British English and there’s American English, and we know that. We also happen to know that a lot of the differences can result from the fact that a native language can be brought to a new country where it can get be mixed up with local idioms or create […]
22 November 2017

The top 10 of the languages Brexit Britons should learn

According to a very interesting article of the Financial Times of a few days ago, Dutch is at the seventh place among the languages that Brexit Britons should learn. The article refers to the latest report of the British Council that shows the top 10 languages that English people after […]
30 October 2017

Halloween 2017, record spending!

Halloween celebrations in the United States will be reaching new heights with the Americans spending record-shattering amounts on scariest night of 2017! The news comes from this eye opening article by Forbes. Not bad for a holiday that despite its success throughout the mainly English-speaking world did not actually originate […]
11 October 2017

Bilingual infants grow into adults with an edge

The two-fold advantage of hearing and speaking a second language from a very young age appears to give bilingual children an edge. It was revealed last summer by a joint Canadian-American study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research is but the most recent confirmation that […]
7 October 2017

Africa speaks English

Not all languages spoken in Europe are European, and not all languages spoken in Africa are African. This applies to all continents and is the result of language colonisation. Topping the list of the most common non-Indo-European languages in Europe are Arabic, Chinese and Hindi, mainly as a result of […]
3 October 2017

THE 5 Ws

We are asked many questions about our courses. Some are more common than others and can be summed up with the 5 Ws! Why should I study a foreign language? Nowadays, there are thousands of reasons to do so and even one not to! For work, personal interest, to obtain […]
26 September 2017

European day of languages

Believe it or not, even European languages have their special day! September 26 is the European Day of Languages. The date was picked by Council of Europe in Strasbourg and has been celebrated since 2001. TV and radio programmes are broadcast and events for adults and children and conferences are […]