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American vs British Business Culture

American vs British Business Culture: Are They So Different? by Teva Serna Both the UK and the US share the same language. Both have strong historical, political and economic links. Both usually have the same international political agenda. But does this mean they have identical business cultures? Many assume that their cultural differences are negligible…. Read more

Most Popular Languages To Learn in 2017

by Teva Serna The Most Popular Languages: Start Learning Languages At Cactus Language Training, we provide fully comprehensive language training solutions. From assessing your language training needs to evaluating the progress your employees make by the end of each course, we constantly report on the return of your language training investment. Our solutions include: ✅… Read more

Doing Business in China? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

  by Teva Serna Top Tips for Doing Business in China: Costly Mistakes to Avoid As the second largest economy of the world, China offers many lucrative business opportunities for Western businesses. However, with a political system and a business culture that is notoriously different, it can sometimes be tricky to develop fruitful commercial relationships… 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

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

Moving Abroad? Our Top 5 Considerations

Moving Abroad? Our Top 5 Considerations If you’ve been offered the opportunity of becoming an expat with your employer chances are that the complicated parts – the visa, health insurance, tax planning, capital gains, pensions, accommodation, shipping of furniture and possessions – will largely be taken care of by your employer. However, there are a… Read more

Is a Career-break the new MBA?

Is a Career-break the new MBA? Maybe not? But with the plethora of low quality online MBAs that are available, and career-break options now offering enriching and skills building opportunities, you may want to consider using a career-break to career-make. We have four great reasons why taking a career-break will help you skill-up: 1. Become… Read more

Relocation, Relocation

Learn the Language Before you Relocate: 5 Good Reasons Whatever your reasons for relocating – retirement property in the sun, tax free salary, promotion to an international office, or just for the roof-top bar and pool – it makes a big difference if you can speak a bit of the local lingo, and an even… Read more