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Communication in a Multilingual Workplace

Communication in a Multilingual Workplace

Effective communication is critical to productive teamwork. It helps team members stay on the same page, resolve conflicts, and meet training goals. Many challenges can get in the way of good communication, and in a multilingual workplace where...

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Workplace English for Language Skills beyond Work

Workplace English for Language Skills beyond Work

Onsite and online ESL classes help teach your non-English speaking employees critical language skills. Having ESL courses customized for your business offers many advantages that increase employee engagement. Employees don’t have to find...

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Spanish Basics are Different for Everyone

Spanish Basics are Different for Everyone

What are the Spanish basics you need to be more productive in your workplace? The answer is… it depends. The right way to learn (and teach) Spanish is to create a customized learning path based on a student’s industry, workplace demands, and...

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Improving Communication with LEP Employees

Improving Communication with LEP Employees

With foreign-born employees making up nearly 17% of the workforce – and up to nearly 25% in service industries – chances are good that you have some LEP (Limited English Proficiency) employees on your staff. Communication barriers exist, and it’s...

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Scheduling Strategies for a Happier Team

Scheduling Strategies for a Happier Team

Creating a staff schedule that ensures the work you need done is covered and your employees are all happy can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Most any manager in the service industry will tell you that scheduling is one of the biggest...

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How to Increase Engagement in Meetings

How to Increase Engagement in Meetings

Meetings are an important part of every business. From long, in-depth planning sessions to quick pre-shift team meetings, it’s important your staff members are engaged in the topic at hand. This applies to your employees whose primary language...

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English Training for Latino Restaurant Employees

English Training for Latino Restaurant Employees

In the restaurant business, communication is paramount. When messages get lost because of language barriers, there is often a direct impact on guest service. English training for Latino restaurant employees can make the difference between...

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Simple Spanish Phrases to Use with Your Employees

Simple Spanish Phrases to Use with Your Employees

I often get questions from clients about how to effectively engage Spanish speaking employees. Sometimes those with limited English proficiency get left behind in fully understanding workplace directives, safety instructions, or training methods....

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