Language Courses

Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Bahasa Indonesia, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Bahasa Malaysia, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Urdu.

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Country and Regional Briefings

Our briefings are designed for employees doing business in specific countries or regions throughout the world. We thoroughly review the people and their business culture and provide practical information on the destination.

By the end of the briefing delegates will be able to:

  • Learn about the other cultural group’s national identity, history and people and what motivates them
  • Understand how and when you need to modify your behaviour to create a positive impression and avoid giving unintentional offence
  • Be able to use a range of techniques for effective cross- cultural communication

Course Content

  • Become aware of the significance of family, networks, relationships, age, hierarchy and status,
  • Decision-making, rules and regulations, dealing with bribery or corruption and how to develop trust
  • Understand typical management practices and how projects can best be implemented
  • Gain an appreciation of different attitudes to time and deadlines
  • Business and social etiquette

Additional topics for expatriates may include developing future personal and organisational strategies for adapting to the new environment, the four stages of culture shock, and advice on coping for the family.

Briefings are offered for Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Middle East, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA.

Babel also offers Foreign Language Training Courses throughout the UK and overseas, on a one-to-one basis or in small groups.  Please contact us today if you require any more information.