We are interested in the use of international English in multinational organisations. We hope that our studies will inform language policy and practice in such organisations.
The text in this website is written in an international style of English. Please tell us if something is not clear!
Two studies will attempt to learn what it's like to work internationally in a second language, specifically English. One study, a survey, will focus on the use and understanding of English business idioms.
In September 2014 we presented the initial findings of two company studies at the 4th International Conference of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice in Geneva, Switzerland. In a survey of non-native English speakers we found that some workers had to work harder, felt less influential and were less confident when working in English.