Discover the secret to effective international communication

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Despite the steady globalisation of trade and business over the past 50 years, recent geopolitical, financial and supply chain crises make clear that our world order remains very fragile. And it’s becoming increasingly clear in the fog of rising global uncertainty that two skills – the ability to communicate effectively internationally and to build powerful […]

How York Associates plans to be COVID-SAFE for reopening


We are delighted to announce that from Monday 31st August, York Associates will be re-opening to deliver face-to-face courses to our clients again. As such, we wanted to share with you the significant steps we’re taking to minimise the risks of COVID-19 and make sure your visit to our training centre will be a safe one.  […]

What are the most important soft skills?

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York Associates has developed a new programme designed to develop the soft skills that are most essential to your future success at work. In this blog post, York Associates Director Bob Dignen introduces the course and explains why soft skills development is just as important as language development. What are soft skills? There is a […]

Five ways to improve your business English in your free time

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If you want to succeed in the corporate world, learning how to improve your business English skills is high Many companies operate in an international environment: they have offices in several locations around the world, work with international clients and partner with other global companies. This means that business meetings, sales presentations and negotiations often […]

Six Reasons Why You Should Learn English in York

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York is a cultural and historic city located in the north of England with lots to offer to students wanting to study English in the UK.  Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, it became the Viking capital of England in circa 800, a medieval centre with the building of York Minster in 1220, […]

The tough world of international talent


Sciences Po is one of France’s leading educational establishments with several faculties placed in the world’s top ten. Its alumni bears testament to the prestige on the institution – the last four French presidents having studied within its four walls. Last week York Associates Director Bob Dignen was invited to present on the topic of […]

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