ULG’s Language Solutions Blog

The Benefits of Bilingualism in Business

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on May 11, 2017
The tremendous effects of bilingualism on the brain are well-known. They can improve your problem-solving abilities, shape your world perspective, and can delay diseases like Alzheimer’s. Another important benefit of bilingualism is the major advantage it can ...

Topics: Global Marketing, Language Learner, Localization, Strategy, Globalization, Language


Are Dialects Becoming Globalized?

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on April 20, 2017
As globalization continues to gain prominence throughout the world, some linguists and other experts are wondering if dialects are slowly disappearing. While it’s true that technological and economic advances have brought about a new age of communication in ...

Topics: Lost in Translation, Globalization


From the UK to China: The Global Transformation of Snooker

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on April 7, 2017
In front of a hushed Beijing audience on April 2nd, snooker sensation Mark Selby played in the final match of the 2017 China Open. Coming back from a deficit, Selby edged out Mark Williams and won the tournament. When he won the final frame, the crowd gave ...

Topics: Global News, Globalization


Coding or Foreign Language: What Should Be Taught?

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on April 7, 2017
Recently, a huge question has begun to loom over the education system in the USA, namely the growing questions of whether learning coding or learning a foreign language is a more important focus for today’s youth. While the importance of bilingualism is ...

Topics: Language Learner, Translation, Globalization


The Globalization of the NBA

Posted by Andrew Hitchcock on March 31, 2017
Like the NFL, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has a keen interest in expanding the popularity of its sport beyond North America. With rabid fanbases developing around the globe, the NBA has its eyes set on the future with its globalization efforts. ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Localization, Globalization


The Business Need for a Bilingual Education

Posted by Missi Smith on January 17, 2017
The proliferation of technology has brought our world closer together ensuring that globalization is here to stay.  For businesses, this now means in order to be internationally successful, they have to be multilingual. Despite this new economy where speaking ...

Topics: Global News, Globalization


Language Learning Apps Review: HelloTalk

Posted by Missi Smith on January 13, 2017
A crucial piece of language learning is putting what you’ve learned into practice. That was a key element missing from Living Language and Duolingo, the other two applications we tested. Again, we lead busy lives so meet-up groups or classrooms aren’t an ...

Topics: Language Learner, Technology, Globalization, Language


Language Learning Apps Review: Living Language

Posted by Missi Smith on January 13, 2017
Learning a language can be a bit difficult, but it should be fun and informative. In our first mobile language learning app review, ULG tested the mobile app Duolingo. We rated it 10 out of 10 for price, ease of use, and support. But we were still left ...

Topics: Language Learner, Technology, Globalization, Language


Language Learning Apps Review: Duolingo

Posted by Missi Smith on January 13, 2017
In the digital age, anything you want is a touch screen away. That includes learning a new language.  If you spend a lot of time on the go, a fair amount of your time is spent waiting. You may want something to occupy your time. So, United Language Group took ...

Topics: Language Learner, Technology, Globalization, Language


A Buyer’s Guide to Language Learning Applications

Posted by Missi Smith on January 13, 2017
Learning a language is a fun and easy way to exercise your brain. Whether you’re retired, curious, or just want to practice your existing skills, it’s never been an easier endeavor to undertake than it is today. There are a lot of programs and mobile ...

Topics: Language Learner, Technology, Globalization, Language


Gaelic vs. Irish: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Missi Smith on January 9, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day, cable-knit wool sweaters, and lush, green rolling landscapes are what people often associate with the country of Ireland. What people don’t generally know is that while the majority of the country speaks English, the country’s official ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Globalization, Language


The Challenge of Bidirectional Languages

Posted by Missi Smith on January 4, 2017
When English speakers learn to read and write, we’re taught words and letters flow from left-to-right. That’s because we’ve learned a language and an alphabet based on Latin languages (e.g. English, French, and or Greek). Many of the world’s languages do not ...

Topics: Global Marketing, Language Learner, Languages, Globalization