Language Assessment

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03 Apr: Conducting a Business Meeting Effectively in Your Learned Language:  Follow These Best Practices 

In today’s interconnected global marketplace, proficiency in a second language is no longer just an asset—it’s a necessity. Whether you’re sealing deals, negotiating contracts, or strategizing growth, effective communication in a learned language can open doors to new opportunities and markets. At ELAM, our mission is to empower corporate professionals with the linguistic skills and cultural competence needed to thrive in international business settings. In this article, we’ll explore the best practices for conducting a business meeting effectively in your learned language.

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20 Mar: Polyglot Pursuits: Tales of Remarkable Language Learners Throughout History

In today’s interconnected world, the ability to speak multiple languages is a valuable skill that opens doors to new cultures, opportunities, and connections. As the corporate language school ELAM continues to offer virtual language classes worldwide, it is essential to recognize the rich tapestry of language learning throughout history. Let’s delve into the fascinating tales of remarkable language learners who have left a lasting impact on the world with their linguistic prowess.

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06 Mar: Unlocking Language: The Power of Group Learning

Learning a language can be an enriching experience and doing so in a group setting can enhance the process even further. Whether you’re interested in mastering a new language for travel, work, or simply personal growth, joining a group can offer numerous benefits. Here’s a closer look at how learning a language in groups can be advantageous and some strategies for making the most of the experience.

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16 Feb: Elevate Your Meeting Vocabulary: 120+ Useful and Impressive Words for Meetings in English

Meetings serve as crucial forums for collaboration, decision-making, and progress within organizations. However, the effectiveness of a meeting often hinges not only on its agenda but also on the language used to convey ideas, negotiate terms, and inspire action. By expanding your vocabulary with useful and impressive words tailored for meetings, you can enhance your communication skills and make a lasting impact in professional settings. In this article, we’ll explore over 120 such words categorized by their utility and relevance in meetings.

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31 Jan: The Ultimate Guide to the Best Language Exchange Apps and Websites of 2024

In the rapidly evolving landscape of language learning, staying connected with native speakers has become an integral part of mastering a new language. Language exchange apps and websites bridge the gap between learners and native speakers, providing a dynamic and immersive learning experience. As we step into 2024, let’s explore the ultimate guide to the best language exchange platforms available.

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17 Jan: Why ELAM Has Been Doing Pre-Hiring Language Assessments for Over 20 Years! 

In the dynamic landscape of the global job market, where businesses are constantly expanding their horizons, effective communication has become more crucial than ever. Language proficiency is a key factor that directly influences the success of any organization. Recognizing this, many companies are now incorporating language assessments into their hiring processes to ensure they attract the best candidates who can seamlessly integrate into their multicultural and multilingual environments. 

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15 Feb: Unlock Your Potential With These 11 Lucrative Careers for Multilinguals

If you are bilingual or multilingual, you have a unique set of skills and abilities that can lead to a successful career.
Multilinguals are able to communicate with people from all over the world, which makes them invaluable in the business world. They can act as interpreters and translators, and they can also work in international marketing, travel, and tourism.
Multilinguals are also in high demand in the field of education. They can teach languages, and they can also work as language advisors or consultants.
There are many other lucrative careers that bilinguals and multilinguals can excel in. The list below provides just a few examples. So don’t miss out on your potential – unlock it today with one of these 11 lucrative careers!

01 Feb: Celebrating 30 years of Providing Corporate Training & Assessments

1993: Born to transform the corporate language training industry
Our founder, Paule Grenier, was already teaching Bell Canada employees English as a second language in the Montreal office when they decided to close the onsite language school. Initially collaborating with three other English teachers, we formed a small company called: Montreal English Language Teachers (MELT). Coinciding with the Quebec government creating a program that encouraged corporate training, we quickly realized we had to hire teachers, move away from a home office to a proper downtown location, and switch over to our French name and acronym: les Enseignants de langue anglaise de Montreal (ELAM).

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18 Jan: The Benefits of Pre-Employment Language Testing

Pre-employment language testing offers many benefits to companies who wish to hire candidates based on their language skills and proficiency. This type of testing provides employers with an accurate assessment of a potential employee’s ability to communicate in the workplace and is becoming increasingly popular among businesses looking for skilled employees. Let’s take a closer look at why pre-employment language testing is so important