The Lingo Ledger

A Cultural Guide to Communicating with Your French Colleagues

By Sophie Boyer / November 22, 2016

As a French person who has been living in the USA for the last 4 years, I must say that the first few months were a bit difficult for me. I had not expected all the communication issues I would ...

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Topics: Communication, Culture

Cost of turnover for software engineers

By Jenny Tannenbaum / June 17, 2016

Just how costly is it to replace engineers in a tech company? More than you might expect....

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Leadership, Talent Acquisition

3 Ways Communication Challenges Threaten Engagement on your Engineering Team

By Jenny Tannenbaum / June 07, 2016

In the fast-paced tech industry where every moment counts, having a highly engaged team of software engineers is critical to business success. Highly motivated team-members work harder and faster, ...

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Topics: Culture, Employee Engagement, Leadership

5 Tips for Managing a Remote Team

By Tyler Muse / May 12, 2016

  Remote work certainly has its benefits. From increasing your recruiting pool 200,000% to decreasing turnover by 90%, offering employees the option to work remote can significantly help your bottom ...

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Topics: Company Culture, Culture, Engagement, Remote Teams, Leadership

What You Risk by Not Offering English Training to your Engineers

By Jenny Tannenbaum / May 09, 2016

Communication is key to the success of any business, however time and time again we see organizations expand globally without prioritizing language training. This is to the detriment of the company ...

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Topics: Culture

Instructor Spotlight: Kathleen Ramage

By Madeline Vu / August 06, 2015

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXziMO-pro0&w=560&h=315]   Kathleen Ramage has been teaching English online for the past 4 years. She's taught thousands of group and private lessons to ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, ed tech, english lessons, Instructor Spotlight, Language learning, language lessons, lingo live, online language training

Student Spotlight: Juan Vivero

By Madeline Vu / June 29, 2015

Juan Francisco Vivero is a Global Auditor at Heineken based in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from Sacred Heart University and earned his MBA from ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, portuguese lessons, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live, Student Spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Vanessa Rees

By Madeline Vu / June 18, 2015

Vanessa Rees has taught both English and Spanish for over five years and most recently with Lingo Live for two years. She’s worked with a variety of students, from young children, teenagers, to ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, english lessons, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor, spanish lessons, vanessa rees

Student Spotlight: Lisa Thompson

By Madeline Vu / June 12, 2015

Lisa Thompson is board certified in emergency medicine and has been practicing for more than 20 years. She is also certified in the field of hospice and palliative care. For the past 3 years she has ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, ed tech, EdTech, Language learning, Language Learning, lingo live, Lingo Live, medical vocabulary, spanish lessons, telemedicine

Instructor Spotlight: Julia Matson

By Madeline Vu / June 04, 2015

Julia Matson has years of experience teaching English to non-native speakers and studying language acquisition. Before joining Lingo Live in June 2014, Julia taught English in Minnesota to adult ...

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Topics: Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, EdTech, Education, Instructors, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live, native instructor

Student Spotlight: Tyler Muse

By Madeline Vu / May 29, 2015

“I started taking Portuguese lessons because it was the only language we taught at the time that I didn’t know how to speak. I also wanted to experience first hand how students were using Lingo Live ...

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Topics: brazil, Corporate Training, corporate training, Culture, Education, portuguese, language barriers, Language learning, Language Learning, language lessons, language training, lingo live, Lingo Live

The Best Spanish Songs

By Tyler Muse / October 09, 2013

At Lingo Live, we are often asked ‘What are the best Spanish songs?’ Here’s a definitive list from our native Spanish tutors so you can see specifics from each dialect of Spanish (e.g. Mexico, Peru, ...

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Topics: Best Spanish Songs, Culture, Spanish, Language learning