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In Many Business Schools, English is the Bottom Line

In Many Business Schools, English is the Bottom Line

Publish Date:  April 10, 2007 Source:  The New York Times Author:  Doreen Carvajal When economics students returned this winter to the elite École Normale Supérieure here, a simple one-page petition was posted along the corridors demanding an unlikely privilege: French as a teaching language. “We understand that economics is a discipline, like […]

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Global Business Speaks English

Global Business Speaks English

Publish Date:  May 2012 Source:  Harvard Business Review Author: Tsedal Neeley Ready or not, English is now the global language of business. More and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language—Airbus, Daimler-Chrysler, Fast Retailing, Nokia, Renault, Samsung, SAP, Technicolor, and Microsoft in Beijing, to name a few—in an […]

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English a Must to Draw Global Talent

English a Must to Draw Global Talent

Publish Date:  October 23, 2013 Source:  Asia News Network Author:  Hau Boon Lai To prevail in the competition for global talent, Japanese companies must make themselves attractive to employees. Business leaders speaking at a two-day management forum in Tokyo, which ended on Tuesday, said companies in Japan can do this by […]

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Chile Expands English Language Learning Program

Chile Expands English Language Learning Program

Publish Date:  March 6, 2013 Source:  The Santiago Times The Economic Ministry’s entrepreneurship agency, CORFO, presented its expanded English-learning program Tuesday, which provides scholarships for independent English courses. CORFO will offer 10,000 scholarships in 2013, up 2,500 from last year and 9,000 from the beginning of the program in 2008…   […]

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Rakuten forges ahead in English

Rakuten forges ahead in English

Publish Date:  May 23, 2015 Source:  The Japan Times E-commerce giant Rakuten has managed to do what the educational system apparently can’t — get Japanese people to speak English competently. After years of Rakuten building the English level of its employees, Chief Executive Officer Hiroshi Mikitani noted recently that the effort […]

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Japan Is Going English

Japan Is Going English

Publish Date:  July 2, 2015 Source:  LinkedIn Author:  Hiroshi Mikitani Learning English is a challenge for a Japanese company, but one I am committed to, not just for myself, but for a larger goal. Englishnization is, in my opinion, not just a strategy for Rakuten, but a global strategy for Japan. […]

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Corporate China Speaks Business

Corporate China Speaks Business

Publish Date:  July 23, 2015 Source:  Asia Outlook Author:  Emily Jarvis …English is the de facto language of trade, commerce and international politics for its association with cultural neutrality. Culturally and linguistically different countries, like China and India for example, naturally lean on English to communicate with each other. English is […]

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Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business

Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business

Explore the Impact of English Proficiency on Global Business In today’s global marketplace, English is the universal language of business. In our exclusive whitepaper, 66% of companies reported that the lack of an English-proficient workforce posed a challenge for global expansion. Alternatively, 94% of companies with adequate English proficiency have […]

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