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Foreign Relocation: More Than Just Practicalities and Logistics

Whilst relocation to another country can be exciting and rewarding, you need to be fully prepared to ensure the best possible experience. By ‘preparation’, most people would assume that you mean packing up your belongings, booking your travel and arranging or confirming accommodation arrangements. And of course, it’s essential that these things are sorted before… Read more

Language training for the legal profession

Cactus has been designing and implementing language training programmes to a wide range of industries since 2000. From corporations and SMEs to individuals, our range of clients has grown significantly since our inception. Here, we look at our experience working with legal organisations in Europe and worldwide in delivering tailored language training to the legal… Read more

Can language training help teams cross the cultural divide?

With domestic workforces becoming more ethnically and linguistically diverse, and companies of all sizes increasingly tapping into foreign markets, today’s average business will typically list employees of mixed nationality and race. English may no longer be the dominant language, and personal values may range from compatible to conflicting. That these people get on and understand… Read more

Does the UK have the Language Skills to Succeed?

Seven years after the British government joined the rest of Europe by stipulating that all high school students must take a language to EBacc/GCSE level, now is a good time to look at how we, as British, measure up to our European counterparts when it comes to language skills, and if we have the language… Read more

Business travel: why it pays to prepare yourself both culturally and linguistically

The Importance to Prepare Linguistically and Culturally for Business Travel When working with companies and organisations based overseas it is important to find mutual ground. This relates to culturally as well as language. Making the effort to learn the local dialect is key, but meetings and conversations can turn south over a simple culture faux-pas… Read more

Top Business Spanish Vocabulary

Top Business Spanish Vocabulary – 70 Business Spanish Words Spanish is an important language to learn for business. Spoken across many countries from Argentina to Spain, more than ever, speaking Spanish can determine a successful business relationship amongst business partners. We have listed the Top Business Spanish Phrases you will need to do business in… Read more

Top Business Portuguese Phrases

Top Business Portuguese Phrases – Most Common Business Portuguese Phrases Portuguese is a language spoken by over 200 million people worldwide. Not only is Portuguese spoken in Portugal, but it is also an official language in Brazil and many African countries. Portuguese is one of the most influential languages in South America. Whether you want to… Read more

Top Business Spanish Phrases

Top Business Spanish Phrases – Most Common Business Spanish Phrases Spanish is a language spoken by over 400 million people worldwide. Not only is Spanish spoken in Spain, but it is also an official language across many Central American, South American and African countries. Spanish is also one of the most influential languages in the… Read more

5 Epic Translation Fails in Global Marketing

Translation Fails: 5 Epic Translation Fails in Global Marketing Many large companies have learnt that just because a marketing campaign has worked domestically this does not guarantee success when replicated in a foreign market. A campaign message can sometimes get ‘lost in translation’, and worse still, be translated into something completely different, irrelevant or offensive!… Read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Business French

Business French for Beginners: 7 Unmissable Tips for Flawless French   Beginner’s Guide to Business French: Our Top 7 Tips Speaking your customer’s or client’s language is one of the best ways to get ahead in the business world – and who doesn’t want that competitive advantage when it comes to closing a deal or… Read more