English is the fastest-growing language in human history; more than 1.75 billion speak it people worldwide. Fuelling this trend is the dominance of English in the workplace. In fact, a report from Cambridge Language Assessment shows that 69% of employers around the world identified English proficiency as significant for their organisation.
In Germany, 18 of the 30 DAX Blue Chip Index companies have English as the company’s official language. One of these is Volkswagen – a company whose name alone implies an inherent ‘German-ness’. That did not prevent the company from changing its official language to English in 2016. Siemens … Read the rest