Blog

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 […]

Read More

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…   […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

The Power of English Assessment

The Power of English Assessment

When English proficiency is a priority, English assessment is a necessity. For multinational companies around the world, in nearly every industry, globalization is the key to growth. Companies must expand into new countries and attract new customers, if they want to stay competitive. Communication is a critical aspect of business, […]

Read More

beautiful asian chinese business woman shaking hands in modern city work office

Your Advantage in the Business World

Ever wondered how the HR manager, to whom we are but a head count in a large company, decide who to recruit, promote, or even retrench? Assuming everyone has the same performance and achieve their respective KPI, how do they know who is more ‘valuable’ to the company? Or who […]

Read More