Behind the Scenes at Altissia: Elise, Account Manager
Passionate about languages from a young age, Elise naturally found her way to Altissia as an Account Manager for the Belux (Belgium-Luxembourg) and DACH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) markets. Elise helps our partners, mainly universities and companies, to bring their language training projects to fruition. As a go-between for our clients and our in-house teams, she makes sure that Altissia’s platform meets the high linguistic expectations of our users and is constantly keeping up with the changing needs of the market.
Altissia’s platform to the rescue!
I will always remember the month of March 2020: lockdown! At the time, I was working as a French, English and Dutch teacher for Altissia. In concrete terms, my mission was to host practical language sessions (conversation tables, etc.) all over Wallonia.
Why is multilingualism so important in the world of work?
Several thousand languages are spoken worldwide, and many countries have more than one official language. In many professions, speaking several languages is a prerequisite, so, of course, it’s a major asset! Many companies encourage their employees to learn new languages to better meet their clients’ needs. Nicolas-Louis Boël, CEO of Altissia, speaks to us about this professional multilingualism that he knows so well.
The Power of Languages in Internationalization in Higher Education – An Overview
Higher Education institutions worldwide are adopting internationalization strategies to help create an inclusive global community of learners, researchers, trainers, and educators. Foreign language learning is intrinsically connected to internationalization in HE, helping students and staff communicate more effectively with their peers worldwide, promoting cultural understanding, and enhancing the quality of academic exchange. Foreign languages also provide students with skills to succeed academically and professionally in our interconnected world.
Behind the Scenes: Isabel, Lead Account Manager
We talked to Isabel de Cassia Magalhaes Medeiros, one of the Account Managers at Altissia's Brazilian office. Isabel has been part of the team for two years, and shares with us what her routine is like, what her main challenges are and, of course, what she loves most about her job. She also tells us about the importance of being a single point of contact between Altissia and its customers.
Modernity and a Touch of Fun in Teaching
Today, as a language teacher, I constantly search for innovative ways to improve how I share my knowledge – I’ve always been enthusiastic about the idea of giving my students a pleasantly unusual learning experience.
Altissia: A Platform by Teachers, for Teachers
Altissia’s intuitive digital platform offers support for teachers of blended or hybrid learning and in-person language curricula and courses. To create and maintain our content, we rely on a large team of teachers, linguists and pedagogical experts who know best how to help students progress in their language learning experience.
International Translation Day – Celebrating the Discreet Art Behind Global Communication
International Translation Day is celebrated by language enthusiasts and professionals the world over on 30th September each year – a significant date chosen by the International Federation of Translators (FIT) in 1991 as it is St Jerome’s feast day, the patron saint of translators.
A musing – To celebrate the European Day of Languages
What do alpacas, pancakes and European languages have in common? Every year, on September 26th, they are celebrated in various parts of the world for their adorability, deliciousness and cultural significance (respectively). While I do adore alpacas (such floofy heads!) and enjoy a good pancake (mmm, pancakes…), spending any more time writing about them would be too much of a digression from this article’s subject: the European Day of Languages (EDL).