At CORE Languages, we recognize that language training and multicultural training go hand-in-hand. Learning a foreign language can contribute to career advancement, and multicultural training provides the foundation for successful communication in international business.
Our multicultural training programs are designed to support companies who work in the international arena and collaborate on a regular basis with foreign colleagues, partners, or clients. Every multicultural training program is unique: CORE specialists work directly with your human resources department to design a customized curriculum based on your particular target region and industry. Through in-depth training on cultural norms and etiquette, your employees will become equipped with the interpersonal awareness necessary to conduct business with foreign counterparts. Equally important, proper training can protect your business from the potentially irreparable financial and reputational damages that can result from cultural faux pas.
CORE’s multicultural training programs are taught by expert instructors with years of experience with the target culture. Over the course of the program, areas of focus may include:
- Formal greetings and introduction etiquette in the target culture
- Cultural business values and identity perception
- Differences in communication expectations, including body language cues, speaking pace and volume, and eye contact norms
- Meeting etiquette, including turn-taking when speaking, agenda-setting, relationship-building, and deal-making expectations
- Tips for effective written oral communication and presentation delivery
As with all CORE corporate programs, the CORE Languages support team will be by your side each step of the way to monitor and support your training program. You can always count on detailed attendance reports and student performance evaluations as a key component of CORE’s investment in your employees’ progress. An open pathway for communication and feedback between your human resources team and CORE program manager ensures that the training program fully supports your company’s aims.
Whether your company has worked internationally for years or is just beginning to expand on a global scale, CORE Languages and our team of expert trainers look forward to designing a custom program to prepare your employees for success. To learn more about our process and discuss the possibilities for your multicultural training program, contact CORE today — it’s always a good time to take strides toward ensuring your company’s international success!