Monthly Archives: October 2021

How to Say “To Become” in Spanish

to become in SpanishIn Spanish there is not just one verb “to become”, there are several. The one to use depends on the nature of the change involved, whether it is sudden or involuntary. The best way to learn when to use which verb is to remember specific examples. I have put together some key examples to help you master the verb “to become” in Spanish.

1. Hacerse
2. Ponerse
3. Volverse
4. Convertirse en
5. Other ways to express “to become” Continue reading

Why Language Learning is Vital Post-Brexit

languages after BrexitThere is a worrying shortage of language skills in the UK which according to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), “is costing the UK economy £48 billion a year”.

Given that only one in three British citizens are able to speak a second language and with a decline in students studying languages at school, it is becoming increasingly challenging for British companies to communicate and do business with countries in Europe and the rest of the world. The UK is facing huge economic consequences both now and will continue to do so in the future.

We will have to manage a lack of language skills whilst trying to maintain international connections. Employees who speak more than one language are highly sought after since they bring skills that businesses require to develop good international relationships and to create trade deals.

According to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Modern Languages, “We will need more UK officials with foreign language skills.” “Language skills are vital for our exports, education, public services and diplomacy.” Continue reading

 
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