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Corporate language training

Written by on June 1st, 2013.      0 comments

Today, global corporate expansion is increasing and to be successful in an international market, a certain level of English language proficiency is essential for most management or senior positions.

Now more than ever, English language ability is highly valued in the global workplace, and in fact, many global companies are already embracing English language training as a key talent management initiative as they attempt to expand into international markets.

Communication depends on a common language, and in international business, it is often a lack of common language that may be the origin of many problems.  Investing in language training for employees, can improve the channels of communication and therefore, business success.

Corporate language training can benefit employees who are transitioning into a new work and language environment.   While language communicates, it can also “ex-communicate”, meaning that it only includes those who share the same language, while excluding others.  Language training can increase inclusion, improve understanding and the quality of interactions both socially and in the workplace.

For companies who partner with international firms, open offices in other countries, communicate with overseas based English speaking colleagues, or attempt to meet the needs of a growing customer base, the ability of employees to communicate in multiple languages is essential to achieving business success.   It also helps to create a more global corporate culture, which is important for multinational organizations looking to expand and succeed in new markets.

Corporate language training is a strategic business imperative toward achieving success in the global workplace.