Author Fay Drewry

Subbed Vs Dubbed: What Should you Be Watching?

by Monica Cherrie   Foreign language films have a longstanding reputation of being the top choice for a niche audience: intelligent metropolitan elites, generally of the liberal variety. In recent years however, television shows and films made by international TV and film production companies have started to appeal to the masses, reaching much a wider… Read more

Brexit: The Real Threat to the UK that No One is Talking About

  Brexodus: The Language Skills Vacuum Over the last 25 years UK businesses have become increasingly reliant on talent from Europe to support and deliver their international strategy and enable them to trade on a global platform. The shift towards employing Europeans for key roles over their British counterparts has not only centred around talent… Read more

Post-Brexit Britain: German, French and the Financial Services

  As the financial services look to leave London en masse, how important will German and French be post-Brexit? As we approach the end of the year, March 29th 2019 and an EU without Britain as a member state looms closer. With Theresa May no nearer to securing a favourable post-Brexit deal several hundred banks… Read more

Languages of the Future

  Languages of the Future: Most Spoken Languages in 2050 According to the Engco model of language forecasting, by 2050 the top 5 languages in the world will be: 1. Chinese 2. Spanish 3. English 4. Hindi-Urdu 5. Arabic Further Predictions on Languages of the Future There are also forecasts that predict that the USA… Read more

Business English Communication

by Teva Serna 10 English Common Mistakes to Avoid in Business English Communication Often wonder if you made a blunder? Should I say ‘I’m gonna’ or would ‘I am going to’ be more appropriate? For many non-native English speakers, communicating with English-speaking colleagues or clients can sometimes be tricky. Accuracy is essential in the corporate… Read more

Brexit business opportunities: 10 Languages the UK Needs

Brexit Business Opportunities: the 10 Languages Bringing Success after Brexit Change brings opportunities, and Brexit is no different. There are a number of countries that are likely to sign favourable trade agreements with the UK, bringing lucrative opportunities and strong economic benefits. However, these opportunities will not flourish without careful nurturing. Here we look at… Read more

Being Fluent Is Not Everything: Know Your Industry Jargon

by Teva Serna “Idea shower”, “blue sky thinking”, “let’s touch base”, the list goes on. Have you ever heard these expressions but are still wondering what they actually mean? A good command of a second language isn’t always enough to be successful within certain sectors. Whether you are planning to work abroad, starting your career,… Read more

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

5 Top Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Business in Japan

  by Teva Serna Doing Business in Japan? Costly Mistakes to Avoid Planning a business meeting in Japan or dealing with Japanese partners? The Japanese business etiquette has been the subject of many books and studies, but in many ways, there are many similarities between the Japanese and British business cultures. The main difference lies… Read more