new language

4 top tips: How to learn a new language more quickly

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

What’s the quickest way of gaining native-level fluency in German, French, Italian or Spanish? Here’s the bad news: it takes years to dedicated practice to truly master a new language. Here’s the good news: it takes a lot less time to achieve conversational fluency. Conversational fluency refers to the ability to have conversations about everyday, normal things with someone who …

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Does your personality change when you change language?

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

You’ve probably come across people who are multilingual and you’ve admired their ability to switch between different languages with ease. However, as you marvel at their fluency in more than one language, has it ever occurred to you that their behavior might change depending on the language that they are speaking at the moment? Read on to find out the …

communication skills training

Why is communication skills training important?

WORTLAND Kommunikationstraining

Effective communication comprises developing all the skills involved during the communication process. While the courses are tailored to the needs of the participants, they help develop and improve essential communication skills such as listening, conflict resolution, customer service and negotiation. Communication is a diverse process that can affect relationships at work and in life positively or negatively. It is not …

language skills

Lack of language skills – Biggest obstacle for expats?

WORTLAND Sprachtraining

Not speaking the local language is the biggest challenge that workers in a foreign country face. One survey found that over 61 percent of seniors managers were of the opinion that the biggest barrier in the way of expats trying to complete their assignments is not knowing the local language. More than half of the senior managers also held the …