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The Roles of Foreign Language in Business Administration

Thavorn Thitthongkam, John Walsh, Chanchai Banchapattanasakda
2010 Journal of Management Research  
The informants stated that organizations should invite professional trainers to help improve foreign language skills in vocabulary and conversation in particular.  ...  In the managers' point of view, foreign languages are very important to their businesses, especially for communication with customers, other companies and suppliers.  ...  For existing employees, some companies will provide foreign language courses to sharpen their language skills so employees can use them more effectively.  ... 
doi:10.5296/jmr.v3i1.509 fatcat:kdnqdkofj5djhmjsv7r6g7iqiu

Developing a Common Language About IT Risk Management

George F. Westerman, Richard Hunter
2009 Social Science Research Network  
The Four A Framework of Availability, Access, Accuracy, and Agility risks provides a common language that business and IT managers can use to manage IT risks without getting bogged down in technical complexity  ...  It doesn't have to be this way. Executive-level tradeoffs around IT risk are managerial, not technical.  ...  No one can make the right decision every time, but every company can build the capability to improve decision making around IT risk.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.1979796 fatcat:udbek4lbhvbu5lo7oyjlzrcaze

PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN COMPANIES

Monica Condruz-Bacescu
2020 Journal of Languages for Specific Purposes  
Effective communication strengthens the connections between a company and all of its stakeholders and benefits businesses in numerous ways: stronger decision making and faster problem solving; earlier  ...  From meetings and presentations to memos and emails to marketing materials and annual reports in business communication, it is essential to take a professional and formal tone to make the best impression  ...  In a broad sense, ethics seeks to provide the tools to make moral judgments. It includes language, concepts and methods that give the individual the ability to make moral decisions.  ... 
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The Language Milieu of the Old Order Amish [chapter]

Johanna Jansson
2015 FILLM Studies in Languages and Literatures  
The President's National Security Language Initiative, designed to fund programs in critical languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, and Farsi, is a positive step.  ...  English and stopped speaking their ancestral tongues.  ... 
doi:10.1075/fillm.1.02jan fatcat:wqicmgygqvdl7abxjqgxjwhble

Workplace Oral and Written Language Needs for Graduate Students: A Review

Seyed Mohammad Mohammadi
2015 Communications  
and their native languages are not among the major world languages.  ...  In addition to the interviews with graduates, 15 of their workplace supervisors were also interviewed via the telephone to gather details of the company communication profiles and to obtain their views  ...  Students are advised to consider their use so as to improve the appearance of the message and to ease comprehension.  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.com.20150305.13 fatcat:7nqqn7lnwzbutfcyonouklxcee

COMMUNICATION, CHRONEMICS, SILENCE LANGUAGE

Florentina Pîrjol, Daiana-Elena Ionesc
2019 Business Excellence and Management  
Communication is the result of a relationship, regardless of the period related to the relationship.  ...  The communication exists whenever a social entity can affect another and alter its reactions by transmitting information not by direct action.  ...  make acquaintance" or "to inform".  ... 
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Dealing with Accuracy in Communicative Language Teaching

Wendy Allen, Sue Waugh
1986 The TESL Canada Journal  
For practitioners interested in making principled decisions about what and how to teach, the implementation of any new approach presents dilemmas for which there are no clear answers.  ...  In this paper we will discuss some of these issues as they relate to the problem of accuracy within the communicative approach and present the self-assessment unit we developed to deal with the problem  ...  are made aware of the effect of errors a self-assessment phase in which learners identify their own errors and make decisions about what errors they are going to focus on The objective of Task 1 is to  ... 
doi:10.18806/tesl.v3i0.1005 fatcat:3f52earjjbdgbpscqrdrirzrbu

Creating a new normal: Language education for all

Aleidine J. Moeller, Martha G. Abbott
2018 Foreign language annals  
How close are we to the reality of all students having the opportunity to learn another language and gaining support for these efforts from the general public?  ...  to speak another language beyond English (p. 14).  ...  What is less clear is how to communicate these rich and significant benefits to those who are in decision-making capacities.  ... 
doi:10.1111/flan.12310 fatcat:p62xuuswsbfwjffpbkt54zkouu

'it's not written on parchment but it's the way to survive': Official and unofficial use of languages in MNCs

Ifigeneia Machili
2015 Language in Focus  
Struggling to remain competitive and survive, businesses resort to a range of language policies when employees make their own everyday language choices, a divergence that is worth investigating.  ...  According to the analysis, language choice is negotiated locally and strategically to the fallout of the economic crisis according to the employees' post duties, the complexity of issues communicated,  ...  Similarly post holders appear to take advantage of their access to their own or other employees' skills to better perform their professional role and, in this way, to improve their chances of retention  ... 
doi:10.1515/lifijsal-2015-0009 fatcat:r34pxj3uhngo3e5u53mq4nnroq

Parents' First Language is Their Children's Second Language. Language Loss: Arabic is a Case

Samir Al-Jumaily
2015 International Journal of English Language Teaching  
It begins with an introduction in order to provide the reader with a brief account to the process of language loss alongside with some definitions.  ...  The study tries to understand and further explain the process of language loss and maintenance.  ...  They can manage several enjoyable and interesting activities keeping children as well as their parents communicating with members of other families using L1.  ... 
doi:10.5430/ijelt.v2n2p19 fatcat:nhq2s6ooffgehdg7p6husp4w4m

English Language Use in Malaysian Government and Private Civil Engineering Workplaces

Noor Shahariah Saleh, Siti Fatimah Murtaza
2018 International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies  
The findings of the study are vital in making informed decisions for the design and development of appropriate English language courses for present and future civil engineering students.  ...  Employers in the engineering sector require certain standard of English proficiency among their employees as the language is widely used for numerous job scopes.  ...  The findings of this study also provide curriculum designers with information that can be used to design and improve English language courses for civil engineering and construction management students.  ... 
doi:10.7575/aiac.ijels.v.6n.3p.84 fatcat:vgipihn76rewfccli5ev7bkvqm

Language policy and social change: A critical examination of the implementation of an English-only language policy in a Danish company

Dorte Lønsmann, Janus Mortensen
2018 Language in society  
The analysis shows that while the language policy aims to change the company culture towards a more 'global mindset', it also effects social change by legitimising certain types of employees while marginalising  ...  Based on analyses of language policy documents and interviews with language policy makers in the company, we investigate the underlying assumptions of the policy-making process, and explore how the language  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to thank Nikolas Coupland, Hartmut Haberland, Kamilla Kraft, Jenny Cheshire and the two anonymous reviewers for their insightful and helpful comments on earlier versions  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0047404518000398 fatcat:5gyrtsfstfhobh3wqlnhbaf3ya

Inclusivity, Gestalt Principles, and Plain Language in Document Design

Jennifer Turner, Jessica Schomberg
2016 In the Library with the Lead Pipe  
In Brief: Good design makes documents easier to use, helps documents stand out from other pieces of information, and lends credibility to document creators.  ...  For these materials to be readable and accessible, they must follow guidelines for usable document design. [...]  ...  (Kumbier and Starkey, 2016; Guest Pryal, 2016) After reading this article, librarians will have tools to make sustainable improvements to their document design processes.  ... 
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Language teaching

2001 Language Teaching  
Finally, it would be useful to offer students learner training to assess their own language skills, encourage reflection and offer guidance on how to study independently to improve their language competence  ...  It also surveyed employers in the same sectors to assess the perceived need for employees to demonstrate language skills.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0261444800016086 fatcat:ikhitohlfferzle7g5df2wlt2m

Language and Participation

Cristina M. Rodríguez
2006 California Law Review  
I conclude that embracing bilingualism in individuals and multilingualism in society is more likely to make linguistic pluralism socially functional and to sustain the vitality of public and social institutions  ...  This focus requires considering how to expand the individual's associative options and improve access to the midlevel social institutions where we live out most of our lives, such as the workplace and  ...  To make this necessity clear, I consider how regimes designed to secure the survival of national minorities have evolved, why a robust conception of language rights has not emerged in the United States  ... 
doi:10.2307/20439047 fatcat:jwhthzyqljfqvh3fhtb5pjhsq4
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