If you are thinking of improving your foreign language communicative skills and cultural awareness in a business environment we can help you or your employees achieve these goals.
If you are thinking of improving your foreign language communicative skills and cultural awareness in a business environment we can help you or your employees achieve these goals. Finding the right words in a social context can be difficult enough, but in business it can make or break a deal.
If you are either working within an international company or have business relationships with foreign speaking clients or business associates. We Offer:
Cultural awareness training
This course is designed to inform more about different cultures; knowing about this difference not only gives the confidence to get about more easily but can make the difference in business success.
We help you to create awareness of different cultural and individual styles to maximise business operations at home and abroad.
These courses prepare you or your employees for living and working in a new country, preventing cultural shock giving you the means to communicate and be confident in your new experience.
Presentation Skills Training
Speaking in a foreign language in front of an audience can be very stressful. We can help you prepare business presentations, develop your speaking skills and build more confidence; also we will focus on the difficult phrases and pronunciation.
Telephoning / Conversation
Strong telephone skills in an office environment is absolutely essential; one of the most unpleasant situations is picking up the telephone to speak in a different language when you don’t feel confident. This course is designed to develop telephone communication skills and make you feel more confident. We will focus primarily on vocabulary and pronunciation as it is essential to communicate effectively by phone.
C1 | AdvancedCan understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
A1 | BeginnerCan understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
C2 | ProficiencyCan understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
B1 | IntermediateCan understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2 | Upper IntermediateCan understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
A2 | ElementaryCan understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.