Navigating the Multicultural Landscape Can Feel Like a Minefield

Diversity brings together a blending of cultures, heritages, languages, and norms that makes society more dynamic, interesting, and fulfilling. When this diversity is reflected in the workplace, it can bring the benefits of a variety of skills, cultural insights, innovative and creative ideas, as well as increased productivity and engagement, which gives a competitive advantage […]

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Getting Back to Business with Language and Cultural Proficiency

One million vaccinations a day was certainly a lofty proposition as we began the year grappling with how to effectively rid ourselves of COVID-19 and get back to business. As a business owner, diversity specialist, and community advocate, I wondered how this would be accomplished because I know there are still so many gaps in […]

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The ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test Administered by LTI

As discussed in previous blogs, being able to speak English is not the only skill that employees who work in a global corporate environment need to have; being able to communicate by writing is also essential to remain competitive and gain success. A measure such as the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), administered exclusively through […]

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ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview Delivered Exclusively by LTI

Given how important spoken English is in a corporate environment for employees to be successful, it is essential to talk about standardized measures that are currently being used to measure these skills. The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or just “ACTFL OPI®” is a holistic criterion-referenced assessment, because it measures a test candidate’s functional speaking proficiency […]

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