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KCS introduces program to teach English-speaking employees a 'proficient level' of Spanish


When you own one railroad in Mexico and another in the United States, it can be difficult for English-speaking employees to communicate with fellow Spanish-speaking workers.

Kansas City Southern is trying to remove that language barrier for Kansas City Southern de México S.A. de C.V. and Kansas City Southern Railway Co. workers by offering a Web-based learning program.

Earlier this month, KCS introduced an online language learning center for English-speaking employees. Accessible 24-7, the program is designed to teach workers a proficient level of Spanish over the course of six months.

KCS also is offering one-hour classes twice weekly at its corporate headquarters so employees can supplement their training. Employees must register for the program, which next will be offered in January 2008.

Contact Progressive Railroading editorial staff.

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