English and German for Special Purposes

Skill-based specialised language courses

Conducting business in a foreign language can be especially challenging. With practical, targeted exercises and experienced trainers to guide you, we can lower the hurdles and help you prepare so you have the confidence you need.

When communicative improvement is needed for specific skills, training can be done in intensive seminars or integrated into a longer course. We can plan course content based on a timetable that will meet your specific needs.

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  • Learn and practice language to negotiate effectively
  • Theory and role plays help you understand then practice within the safety of a classroom - before you have to sit at the table and negotiate
  • Develop sensitivity to cultural differences so your negotiation is not derailed by an avoidable misunderstanding
  • Standard seminar: 2 days (8 units per day)
  • Times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Improve telephoning, emails and meetings for better communication in all aspects of office life
  • Standard seminar: 2 days (8 units per day)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Practical presentation language, practice and feedback
  • Improve presentation skills in a classroom setting before venturing out into the business world
  • Build confidence through detailed trainer feedback
  • Presentation material can be created in the course or authentic company material from outside can be integrated for even better real-world applicability
  • Standard seminar: 2 days (8 units per day)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Introducing oneself, the company, products, special offers
  • Gathering information from clients, partners and competitors
  • Small talk
  • Recognising subtler linguistic cues for more effective exchanges
  • Learn about cultural differences to prevent misunderstanding and improve interactions
  • Standard seminar: 1 day (8 units)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Telephone calls and teleconferences bring their own special challenges. Train specific language for telephone calls and teleconferences so language isn’t one of them.
  • Phrases and language for better interactions
  • Cultural differences to be aware of for better understanding
  • Standard seminar: 1 day (8 units)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Communication is about perspective. Learn more about the cultural perspective of your stakeholders in other countries to improve interaction in all aspects of business.
  • Country-specific or global focus, upon request
  • Standard seminar: 1 day (8 units)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible
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  • Written language leaves an impression. Help ensure you’re leaving the one you want by improving style, grammar and vocabulary.
  • Practice writing reports, proposals and written correspondence
  • Learn typical phrases for professional language
  • Improve sensitivity to tone and shades of meaning
  • Standard seminar: 2 days (8 units per day)
  • times and dates: in-house - flexible

Topic-based specialised language courses

Dive into your specialty in another language. Whether you need a quick refresher seminar or a longer-term course, we can provide the skills you and your team need to be more effective in a foreign language.

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Legal English, Spanish and German can be tricky, even for native speakers. Let us help you demystify legal language so you can work in the legal profession in a foreign language with confidence.

Specific fields and skills can be covered or overall improvement of Legal English, Spanish or German can be set as a goal. For English, a TOLES legal English exam or a Cambridge English: Business exam can be integrated into the course.

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German or English for medical practitioners. Learn vocabulary and grammar as well as how to talk to patients and caregivers effectively.

If specific skills, topics or fields need to be covered, we can plan the course accordingly. For German, a telc Medical German exam can be integrated into the course.

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Careful precision is necessary when working in the banking and financial sectors. Learning, deepening and practicing essential language for communicating with partners, clients and other stakeholders will help you develop the skills you need to succeed.

Role plays and discussions create an atmosphere that fosters communications while grammar, vocabulary and writing practice ensure the accuracy of your team’s language. As with all our courses, specific topics or needs can be covered upon request.

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Technical language means precise process descriptions, proper documentation and the effective transfer and sharing of information. Our technical language courses will ensure that language skills are not a barrier to success.

From presentations to understanding technical documentation to writing processes, we can integrate the skills essential to your team’s work to give them the support they need.

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Specific language training is needed in describing the materials, requirements, codes, and processes in all aspects of the planning, building and sale of real estate. We offer courses incorporating each aspect according to your corporate needs.

Special focus can be placed on presentations, meetings, written correspondence or other areas upon request.

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Communication in the automotive industry means talking not only about business topics, but also engineering, design, manufacturing and processes. Brush up your grammar and vocabulary for anything from process writing to presenting technical specifications to giving health and safety workshops in factories.

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Meeting and greeting visitors is not all there is to the hospitality branch: language for client-oriented problem solving often needs to be culturally sensitive and speaking with international staff members, often from all over the world, presents special challenges. We can help. Vocabulary and grammar are practiced through communicative activities so you can put what you learn into practice immediately.

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Interviews, performance management, employee motivation, benefits, administration, communication, training… human resource management is responsible for the most valuable assets any company has: the staff! Recruiting and managing staff around the world can bring linguistic and cultural challenges that we can help you rise to meet.

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With industry-specific jargon and legal documents carefully describing coverage, as well as dealing with potentially sensitive topics at the root of personal and commercial security, insurance language practice can help you and your team communicate more effectively, precisely and appropriately with German-, Spanish- or English-speakers.

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Marketing is communication. We can provide the linguistic tools and practice to ensure that you and your team’s communication skills are up to the task, be it talking to clients, staff or any other stakeholders.

Pitches, presentations, negotiations, project management and design are just a few examples of fields of focus we can integrate into lessons. Practice in the risk-free atmosphere of a classroom and get detailed feedback before you meet the client.

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Communicating with all stakeholders in a project is crucial to its success. Ensure that language and intercultural skills won’t be the weak links in the chain.

Whether chasing up deadlines, communicating project goals and specifications or leading meetings, we can provide language and practice so you meet your goals.

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Our language specialists have a broad range of backgrounds. Do you need support on more cultural, social or education-related topics, for example? Contact us.