When you start learning a new language, you have so many things going for you:
But after a while, you notice you’re not learning as much as you were at the beginning. In language learning – in fact any learning, the learning curve isn’t linear.
In the beginning, you are acquiring new vocabulary and grammar concepts, improvement is noticeable giving a sense of achievement and then over time progress gradually slows. This plateau or feeling of “being stuck” occurs when your progress is no longer obvious to you. The problem is that you probably expect to maintain the same learning pace. You may even feel like giving up and there’s no point studying anymore.
"I enjoyed learning how to deal with situations emerging from cultural differences within the USA (dialects, accents). Some really helpful insight into the American mind-set, especially business life. Also, the ability to phrase things in a way that US clients understand. Now I understand that there are some things here in the EU that US citizens never use so cannot understand."
American Cultural Training
"I know quite a few people were sceptical about the value of spending a full day doing the training but from the feedback I have had it really fulfilled our needs."
Country Briefing: Qatar
University of Sussex
During the Corona virus disruption, we have expanded our online offering so that your employees can continue to learn while working from home. Our experienced trainers can provide inspiring sessions and webinars live online. These include and are not limited to: virtual classrooms for foreign and English language training, international assignee briefings, country-specific cultural briefings and virtual culture coaching. Please contact us if you would like to discuss these options on 020 8295 5877.