International companies rely on the language skills of their staff to grow and compete across borders, but more research needs to be done to understand the role of languages in business and to develop effective training.

This is the finding of a report published by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), a US-based funding organisation.

The report, The Impact of English and Plurilingualism in Global Corporations, highlights the role of English as a lingua franca in business but also stresses the need for companies to recruit and train multilingual staff.

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