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Cultural Competence Training

Develop strategies for mastering cultural differences and succeeding internationally.

Over the past 20 years Linguarama has helped a growing number of companies to operate effectively in the global market place and build successful international teams. Our Cultural Competence Training helps you to understand how and why your colleagues, contacts and clients think, act and do business in the way they do - and also what they might think of you.

By attending one of our 1 day open courses or by having a tailored package designed specifically for you, you will learn how to:

  • minimise misunderstandings
  • avoid conflict and reduce risks
  • build rapport and good relations
  • most importantly, maximise your business potential

Upcoming dates for Central London courses:

  • Working with the Chinese - 13th October 2015
  • Working with the Germans - 14th October 2015
  • Working with the Brazilians - 16th October 2015
  • Working with the British - 20th October 2015
  • Working with the Japanese - 21st October 2015
  • Working effectively across Cultures - 22nd October 2015
  • Working with the Middle East - 27th October 2015

Tailored in-house programmes

If you are interested in Cultural Competence training for several of your colleagues or would like to focus on a culture not listed above, please contact us now. We will design a bespoke training programme for you.

For more details on these courses, email webinfo@linguarama.com

Why do companies choose Cultural Competence Training?

There are four main reasons:

  1. Building multi-cultural teams 
  2. Managing mergers and acquisitions 
  3. Fostering contact with global clients and contacts
  4. Facilitating successful staff relocation

Building Cultural Awareness in Key Business Areas

If you choose a tailored workshop, we will design a Cultural Awareness programme around your company’s specific needs. However, these are some of the typical business areas which we cover:

  • Completing Tasks vs Building Relationships
  • Reaching the Decision Maker: attitudes to Hierarchy
  • Management style: team-work vs the individual
  • Protocol for meetings, negotiations, presentations and business lunches
  • Attitudes to Planning, Risk and Investments
  • Dealing with processes and contracts
  • Attitudes to education, reputation, hospitality, duty and gender
  • Virtual and face-to-face communication: humour, levels of directness and formality

Clients who have attended our Cultural Competence Seminars have ranged from global accountancy and law firms through Aerospace, Telecom and Pharmaceutical companies to major Food companies

For more information please contact webinfo@linguarama.com


Client List

Companies that trust us for their language solutions

Case Studies


  • "Perfectly selected content, tailor-made and individual to my demands. My teacher was experienced, she was a good communicator and perfect at encouraging me. 'Individual programme'"
    Bernd Pompetzki, Commerzbank
  • "My teaching programme was very interesting and helpful and contained an interesting variety of different activities."
    G.M., Manager, KH General Insurance, Hungary.
  • "Teachers were perfect, flexible, challenging, giving clear rules and feedback "
    J.J. - Bayer Schering
  • "The host family was very comfortable, they were friendly and interesting. I had my own bathroom. 'Executive Group Programme'"
    Yoann Vidalenc, Areva France
  • "Extremely helpful and informative; 'Cultural Competence course - Working in India' "
    S.H., KPMG, UK
  • "I was offered a programme that met completely with the requirements and even exceeded my expectations."
    U.G., Member, Italian Parliament.
  • ".. informative and detailed, lots of role-plays, very practical. I'll definitely recommend this training to others."
    Joo Myung Hur, Production Manager, Korea
  • "The content of the course was varied and interesting. The teaching was open to the different learning styles of the students, and picked up correctly on all our strengths & weaknesses."
    N.W., Manager, GSD, Germany.
  • "The atmosphere is very professional and welcoming, and gives an excellent first impression. It is like my family."
    R.S., Lecturer, Bocconi University
  • "The teachers are very professional and competent, and they are very helpful for us. Because their teaching styles are very good and varied, lessons were never boring."
    A.A., Chemist, Boehringer Ingleheim, Germany.
  • "Very good, very flexible to meet my needs"
    C.S., Logistics Dept., KLM Cargo
  • "We learned a lot through clever role plays and other situational conversations. This was an excellent way to increase conversational skills and build our confidence"
    T.F., Manager, Nevitel, Slovakia.
  • "The course was well prepared, the teachers were really good with professional and financial backgrounds. 'English for Finance'"
    Lukasz Szarawara, Adamed Sp, Poland
  • "Best language teachers I have ever had"
    J.D., Audit Manager, PWC
  • "I collected the feedback of our team, which confirmed my valuation of the professional setup of your centre - both highly productive regarding the English training and a lot of fun and entertainment ."
    KC, HR Manager, Austria
  • "My programme and course was very helpful for me. Everything was well-prepared, and the materials were perfect (I will be keeping all of them as my “treasures”)."
    D.H., Engineer, Seibu Oil, Japan.
  • "Very intensive course !"
    M.C., Internal Audit, Unicredit
  • "Excellent course content"
    A.J., Manager, Derpart Reisevertrieb
  • "Course content had good balance between theory, practice and exercises!"
    T. M., Research & Development, Novozymes
  • "My programme was tailored exactly to my individual needs – all my expectations were met completely."
    T.E., Consultant, Bearing Point, Germany.
  • "The teachers had a perfect background for the financial course. 'English for Finance'"
    Petra Speidel, Magirus International, Germany
  • "My teachers are really fantastic! 'Power Track Programme'"
    Shuji Ezawa, KPMG, Japan
  • "Content - brilliant!, Resources - perfect! Social Programme - the best!"
    Gavin Sang Keun Yu, Production Manager,Kuala Lumpur
  • "The teaching is very good; they are able to control our discussion and encourage us to speak as much as possible. The feedback is also very useful."
    Y.I., Engineer, Nisshin Engineering, Japan.