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Switching suddenly to a second language never fails to impress

April 20th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

James Bond or Jason Bourne - Multi-linguals are very common in Hollywood How many times have we seen films in which the hero switches seamlessly and unexpectedly into a second language? James Bourne or James Bond. It's a common Hollywood trick - along with playing chess - for suggesting high intelligence. I have recently been watching House of Cards and in Series 1, a billionaire suddenly starts talking Chinese on the phone. There were no subtitles but he seemed to be negotiating. Even though it was a TV stunt - I was impressed. It looked cool [...]

Multi-lingual Premiership Football Managers Trounce Mono-linguals

April 7th, 2014|

Mono v Multi-lingual Premiership football managers - who comes out on top? Update: I wrote this 3 years ago - if you look at the Premiership today (13 November 2016) it is clear - you HAVE to be multilingual to be a succssful manager. The highest ranking club is managed by a monolingual is Burnely, managed by Sean Dyche...currently 9th in the league. All above them are managed by multi-linguals. In today's top flight football, teams are typically made up of players from many different countries. For that reason it is assumed that football managers that can communicate with [...]

Languages and football – how languages impact team success

April 6th, 2014|

World class football managers learn languages Those of us who love languages bang on about how languages can benefit many parts of your life. Your career, holidays, mental agility and even your health can all improve by learning languages. Listening to a match on BBC Radio 'Five Live' the other day, the commentators were talking about the impact of languages on the performance of football teams - or more specifically on the ability of the manager to successfully manage the football team. The commentators began by musing about how the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Tim Sherwood, was being held [...]

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