Stefano Tromba

  1. LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER

    LTI ANNOUNCES NEW CHINESE PARTNER
    Earlier this month, Chinese Testing International (CTI) became LTI’s exclusive distributor for the delivery of ACTFL Assessments in the People’s Republic of China. This agreement brings forth significant opportunities for all parties, in all markets, including commercial, government and educational fields. The agreement also adds to the expanding distributor list that is a main focus of LTI in 2016 and beyond...
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  2. CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS

    CREDU, PARENT COMPANY OF LTI, RE-BRANDS AS MULTICAMPUS
    Credu, our parent company, has undergone a re-branding that will change its official corporate name to Multicampus Co., Ltd. effective March 11, 2016. Credu however, will remain as a brand name in the online education division of Multicampus. The name change and re-brand comes over a period of time that saw the acquisitions and partnering of Foreign Language Proficiency Testing...
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  3. The Language Trend in Future Global Markets

    The Language Trend in Future Global Markets
    Research by the Modern Language Association indicates that the number of American students who learned a language other than English decreased by about 100,000 between 2009 and 2013. So what does this mean exactly? For starters, it means the demand for multilingual employees is rising. This trend has made the need for language testing across many markets all the more prevalent...
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  4. Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising

    Employer Demand for Multilinguals Is Rising
    Today's job market is desperate for graduates who speak multiple languages. “Languages are always good for us,” says Julia McDonald, head of talent acquisition for EMEA at Infosys. English is the company’s common language, “but our clients often want people that can speak their local language,” Julia says. Mark Davies, employer relations manager at London’s Imperial College Business School, says...
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  5. IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA

    IIE RELEASES OPEN DOORS 2015 DATA
    The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years—10%, to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014–15 academic year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released last month. Enrollments in intensive English programs grew even faster—13.3% (from 43,456 students to 49,233). The...
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  6. The English Dialect: An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success

    The English Dialect:  An Adverse Effect On Global Business Success
    Languages evolve, that's nothing new. However, the English language has its own subset of terminology that native English speakers have adopted and put into use practically on every level - when speaking casually and in business settings. It's becoming increasingly more difficult for people abroad to understand the "real" English. A Spanish student in Denmark remarked to another researcher: “Now it’s...
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  7. How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired

    How Social Media Affects Your Chances at Getting Hired
    There's so much to consider when hiring a potential candidate at any company. Reviewing resumes and checking references have always been the norm but when and where does social media come into play? There are some fine lines that both HR professionals and candidates alike need to be mindful of when it comes to social media posts and the conclusions that can be...
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  8. What "YOU" Need to Say In a Job Interview

    What "YOU" Need to Say In a Job Interview
    Job seekers place too much focus on answering the hard interview questions that they forget something very important: They need to ask questions, too.  Asking the right questions at an interview is important for many reasons. But here’s 2 important ones! First, the questions you ask confirm your qualifications as a candidate for the role you’re interviewing for. Second, you...
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  9. Oral Proficiency Levels in the Workplace

    Oral Proficiency Levels in the Workplace
    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) developed a scale to demonstrate the main language functions that a learner can perform with full control at each of the major levels. The chart shows the connection of the levels of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines with the rating system used by the federal government, agencies, and armed services. Important messages reinforced by this chart includes: ...
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  10. Brain Processes Sign Language Similar to Spoken Language

    Brain Processes Sign Language Similar to Spoken Language
    American Sign Language, or even simple gestures are processed by deaf people in the part of the brain that is used for spoken language, according to a recent international research study headed up by a neuroscientist from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Aaron Newman, Associate Professor with the university’s Department of Psychology and...
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