Communicating Across Cultures I | Threshold

Communicating Across Cultures I

Course description

This course of cross-cultural communication in an international environment, which combines language, skills and authentic content, gives you innovative perspective of doing business in the modern international world and also helps improve your communication skills via time-tested strategies and approaches. Learn strategies and tactics used by top business, communication experts, diplomats and intelligence services. A countless number of role plays and personalised exercises provide a great way to practise what has been learned. Modern and practical functional language covers phrases for listening and includes ways to check understanding by rephrasing and how to clarify the motivation of the speaker. Adapt your style to different audiences and cultures. Learn how to communicate your message successfully in the international business arena and how to influence decisions of people everywhere. We will take you through the process of developing intercultural skills from the ice-breakers, socializing,
networking, relationships building to the Negotiating across cultures.

Course objectives

  • to develop intercultural skills, profiling  intercultural competences
  • to master the vocabulary linked to work of international business
  • to improve communication skills in common work situations, focus on speaking
  • to develop the learner’s competence and confidence in international communication
  • to increase understanding of the business protocol

Developed skills

  • to identify what makes effective intercultural communication
  • to communicate in accordance with international business protocol
  • to use key words and phrases  
  • to apply formal and informal style of communication appropriately
  • to implement ways of emphasising messages
  • to use (body)language to communicate clearly and persuasively

Content

  • students provide authentic, pre-selected, work-related international interaction topics that will then become the focus of their course objectives with the focus on specific countries
  • throughout the course, students will prepare and practice their communication skills via extensive role playing, class discussions and feedback
  • criteria for international communication
  • communication techniques
  • delivery and style
  • rapport building and impact techniques
  • storytelling

Course specifications

Language: English
Czech title: Komunikace napříč kulturami I
Type: Professionally oriented course
Duration: 1 day (8 teaching hours)
Number of participants: 3 - 8
Recomended for levels: B1 and higher
Target group: This course is for individuals who need to communicate clearly and effectively while conducting business in cultures other than their own.
Place of tuition: client / Threshold Training Associates