employability

Track Your Progress and Reach Your Language Goals

  Track Your Progress: How Tracking will Help You Reach Your Goals by Teva Serna Feel you’re not making any progress despite your best efforts to memorise those French conjugations? Unsure whether you should focus on building your vocabulary, or developing your listening skills? If you are a language learning beginner, you will experience substantial… Read more

Thinking of Doing Business in France? Be Sure to Read Our Top Tips

  Top Tips for Doing Business in France by Teva Serna Hoping to conclude a deal with a French client? Preparing for a business meeting in France? Whilst careful preparation of negotiations can take you a long way, if you are not familiar with certain French business etiquette you may be placing yourself at a… Read more

Looking for ways to enhance your CV?

  Skill Up by Learning Languages by Teva Serna Whether you are looking for a job or just considering a career move, then making your CV stand out amongst the crowd is a priority in this wildly competitive market. Whilst your work experience and your core skills are important, additional skills – such as speaking… Read more

How Developing Language Skills Can Benefit Your Employer

How You and Your Employer Can Mutually Benefit From Language Training by Teva Serna Ever felt that you could close a deal with your Chinese counter-part if you knew a little Chinese? Or that you could develop a portfolio of German clients if your German was stronger? Learning foreign languages can benefit both your career… Read more

5 Essential Tips for Doing Business in Spain

Are You Fully Ready for a Business Meeting in Spain? by Teva Serna If you are preparing for a business meeting with Spanish partners or looking at concluding a deal in Spain, you have certainly looked into the details of the contract and prepared your negotiating arguments. But have you thought of how meetings are… Read more

Benefits of Blended Learning

  Blended Learning: Can it Help Your Organisation? Blended learning is a term used with much frequency when it comes to potential solutions for training teams and large numbers of employees. But what does it really entail? And is it actually effective? In essence, blended learning combines traditional face-to-face tuition and training with remote and… Read more

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

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

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