Companies offer limited language education for workers abroad

09/6/2012 | Telegraph (London), The

Knowing the local language is the best way for expatriates to communicate effectively with team members, but a limited number of companies abroad offer language-training resources. In a survey conducted by Rosetta Stone and the Forum for Expatriate Management, only 37% of those surveyed said their companies provided language education. "With an average of $400,000 spent on relocating an expat and family, it's imperative that organizations arm their expats with all the skills needed to succeed, and that includes languages," Rosetta Stone's Judy Verses said.

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