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The Rise of Scandi Languages & the Key to Work-Life Balance

  Why ‘Everyone’ is Learning a Scandi Language Since Denmark was named the happiest country in the world in 2013, and Nordic Noir TV and film has gained not only a huge cult following, but a huge mainstream following, with the transmission of Forbrydelsen (The Killing) in 2011, Cactus Language Training has seen a significant… Read more

Cactus Language Becomes an Official Exam Centre for SIELE

  Cactus Language becomes an Offical Exam Centre for SIELE If you are an organisation that needs Spanish speaking employees or an individual that needs to prove their level of Spanish for workplace reasons then you will want to consider the benefits of taking the SIELE exam – online, adaptable, uniform and flexible. Check here… Read more

Surge in Professionals Learning German

German Course Uptake Increases by 30% Year on Year Back in June 2016, after the Brexit result, we talked about the possibility of Germany becoming the new UK. With its low unemployment rates, low cost of living, and its tolerant policies, Germany looked set to attract those who were previously considering a move to the… Read more

Top 5 Languages to Improve Your Employability in 2017

Improve Your Employability in 2017 While English is widely acknowledged as the language of international business, academia and tourism, having two languages, if not three, is a must if you wish to improve your employability and engage on an international platform. As nations from all over the world encourage their young people to not just… Read more

How do I Measure ROI for Language Training?

How do I Measure ROI for Language Training? Do you have a language training budget but are not sure how to justify it? Are you trying to get approval for language training but do not have the numbers to back up the request? Have you seen language training bring benefits but have no tangible evidence… Read more

What is Language Training for Specific Purposes?

What is Language Training for Specific Purposes? And why you may need it. Communicating in a second or third language in the work place is routine for millions of people across the world. Whether your role involves instructing, negotiating, informing, serving or clarifying, the necessity to do this in another language is now common place… Read more

Language Training Trends for 2016

Language Training Trends for 2016 1. Languages for business A large majority of businesses across the globe continue to recognise the need for language skills when positioning themselves in international markets and in a recent survey 79% of businesses said they think language skills are critical for business success. In 2016 the key areas include… Read more

Is Germany the New UK?

Will Brexit Make Germany the New UK? The UK has decided to leave the EU. The extent to which this will impact the free movement of people and workers’ rights is still unknown; however, changes will inevitably be made, causing many people from EU member states to reconsider their options. Currently 3 million EU citizens… Read more

Brexit: Britons Need Languages More Than Ever

Brexit: Britons Need Languages More Than Ever With the shock result of Brexit our thoughts turn to what this means for our jobs, employment, finances and our place in Europe as a European country outside of the European Union. Speculation is rife, but the prospects are not all doom and gloom. We may be out… Read more