Cultural Awareness Workshops

It is very important for today’s business to understand the impact of cross cultural differences on business, trade and internal company organisation. The success or failure of a company, venture, merger or acquisition is essentially in the hands of people. If these people are not cross culturally aware then misunderstandings and breakdowns in communication can occur.
Cross Cultural Awareness Online 
Cross cultural awareness in matters such as language, business meetings etiquette, non-verbal communication, norms and values are crucial in business. We offer :
Sector Specific Workshops 
  • Culture Awareness Courses for HR Professionals
  • Culture Awareness Courses for Legal Services 
  • Culture Awareness Courses for Social Workers
  • Culture Awareness Courses for Probation Services
  • Culture Awareness Courses for NHS
General Language and Culture Awareness Workshops
  • Focus on Central and Eastern Europe
  • Focus on East African Cultures
  • Focus on Spain and Romania
  • Focus on China
  • Tips and Advice before your first Trade Mission 
How to Communicate with Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility ?
If you’re looking to enhance your Communication Skills with non-English Speakers or speakers from other Cultures — PAB Languages Centre Can help.  Whether it’s a face-to-face conversation or a professionally written e-mail exchange, a meaningful message entails establishing a connection that leaves a powerful impression.
The Communications Skills Seminars below will help you develop a truly engaging and responsive communication style, leading to positive results for you and your organization.
How You Will Benefit
Effective communication leads to better performance and will reduce conflicts and misunderstandings.
Effective communication directly affects the health and safety of the work place.
Cultural awareness will help to increase your effectiveness in your supervision role and will smooth functioning in the multicultural environment.
Cultural awareness will help you to challenge offenders.
Communicate efficiently and tactfully with clients, direct reports, colleagues and senior management.
Strengthen your communication effectiveness with active listening.
Improve your image through the increased self-awareness you’ll gain in this communication skills seminar.
What we can cover:
  1. Brief facts about countries in question, tradition and languages spoken
  2. Immigration – background 
  3. Attitudes to hierarchy and authority
  4. Acceptable norms towards:
  5. Dos and don’ts when dealing with offenders
  6. Summary of tips how to communicate effectively with non-English Speakers
  • Diplomacy, Tact and Credibility
  • Communication Style Differences and Similarities
  • Understanding behaviour, so that you can communicate more effectively
  • Listening and eye contact
  • The barriers, obstacles and stereotypes
  • Expectations
Who Should Attend
Professionals who want to enhance communication with non-English Speakers should attend this valuable communication skills seminar.
We can assist you as you develop your business relationships abroad and at home by Improving your Intercultural Communication through services such as Language and Cultural Awareness Courses :
  • For companies, groups and individuals our standard five session modules, as well as flexible courses, are designed uniquely to suit your requirements.
  • Intended for people who would like to learn basic language within a very short time
  • They introduce basic vocabulary necessary in everyday situations
  • They also present a summarised introduction to culture, habits, traditions and each country as it is today.
We will answer your questions; for not only will we be teaching the language but we will also be teaching about the culture.
After our short course you will have a basic knowledge about the country, tradition, habits and priorities, you should be able to know how to:
  • Say thank you, sorry, hello, goodbye
  • Introduce yourself and other people
  • Ask for information and give information - personal details: telephone number, address, email address
  • Confirm, invite, offer, accept and refuse
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Receive basic information about culture, behaviour, traditions and famous people
  • Apply rules of pronunciation
If you would like to find out more or to receive our brochure please contact us on 01205 310 004 or email