German and UK flag representing intercultural consultancyWe are Intercultural Consultants. We assist you in all your linguistic and cultural matters. Intercultural awareness and intercultural training.

 

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Intercultural awareness, intercultural training and relocation services

Is your business global? We also offer mentoring and training to businesses looking to expand into Germany. If you are a business in the UK and want to expand into Germany, Switzerland or Austria or if you are a German language company wanting to develop a foothold in the UK we can help you.

Here is a fun example that shows the great importance of intercultural skills in the business world and how some language and intercultural training could help you.

German skills are important. Sometimes even for reporters.

Ben Bloom, sports reporter of the “Daily Telegraph” had to blog live from a Borussia Dortmund press conference, where Klopp explained his departure as coach of Borussia Dortmund 1 July. So far so good, but the details had to remain hidden from the reporter, because Borussia had in the hustle and bustle of the day failed to appoint a translator. Therefore Ben soon realised, that he was lost in translation.

What is an English reporter who wants to report live from a Borussia Dortmund press conference and does not understand German? He makes the best of it with some English humor. Ben Bloom from the “Daily Telegraph” now has a whole lot of fans.

 

bloomWell, what Ben Bloom has made of it? The Best. Best entertainment and the most important info still everyone has learned from him. And it was the best publicity for his newspaper as well as foreign language skills. He got so many responses and now he also has plenty of fans. Continue reading at the “Daily Telegraph”…

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A: A culture trait is a learned system of beliefs, values, traditions, symbols and meanings that are passed from one generation to another within a specific community of people. Culture traits identify and coalesce a community because traits express the cohesiveness of the group…
A: Cultural awareness is the ability to recognize the different beliefs, values and customs that someone has based on that person’s origins, and it allows a person to build more successful personal and professional relationships in a diverse environment. A person’s state, region or country of origin and local customs heavily influence cultural background…

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“The teacher was very professional, enthusiastic and creative in the manner in which he conducted his lessons. We established a goal early on of passing the ‘Zentrale Mittelstufenprüfung’ and he planned the sessions around this. I am pleased to say that I achieved my goal, passing the exam with 74%.”

Dean (Trader, Institutional Banking, London)