Babel Language & Cultural Consultants

Babel Language & Cultural Consultants

Babel delivers language training in all major world languages, coaches delegates to be culturally competent in their global roles, briefs expats for starting new jobs overseas and helps create high-performing remote teams.

Telephone: 020 8295 5877
Address: Roxby House, 20-22 Station Road, Sidcup
Postcode: DA15 7EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.babelgroup.co.uk
Membership type:Corporate 6-20 (£250+VAT pa)

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We are proud to work with organisations to develop their people to succeed internationally.  Over the last twenty years, we have effectively delivered 500,000 hours of language training, from Arabic to Vietnamese, coached 10,000 delegates to be culturally competent in their global roles, briefed international assignees for starting new lives overseas and polished the international presentation, communication and negotiation skills of thousands of delegates.

 

Our programmes cover critical skills such as language development, effective communication, virtual teams, collaborative working, feedback and performance management, international mobility, diversity and inclusion. Whether you have a straightforward need for language learning or require broader support, we will define your own blended learning solution.   Please contact Sue on 020 8295 5877 or sue.curry@babelgroup.co.uk

Cultural Training - Graduate Development Programme

Cultural Training - Graduate Development Programme

If graduates play an important part in your company’s future, you will know that you are working in a demanding and competitive environment. Attracting and retaining the cream of your industry’s talent is an important and expensive commitment.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Middle East

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Middle East

Working with the Middle East can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the French

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the French

Working with the French can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Germans

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Germans

Working with the Germans can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Cultural Training - Working and Living Effectively in the UK

Cultural Training - Working and Living Effectively in the UK

If you have an international assignee/s arriving in the UK to live and work, how will the British attitudes and behaviours impact on their work and daily life? Will they need to modify their behaviour to create a positive impression? What's it really like living in the UK? Partners and children are welcome to join the session.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with India

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with India

Working with colleagues/ clients/ suppliers from a different culture, such as India, can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from a mixture of cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Chinese

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Chinese

Working with the Chinese can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Japanese

Cultural Training - Working Effectively with the Japanese

Working with the Japanese can be challenging. Even though it is stimulating and rewarding, there are potential difficulties when people from different cultures misunderstand each other, especially when English is not their first language.

Personal Impact

Personal Impact

Working internationally presents companies with challenges to develop their people to become capable, global leaders. If you need to interact more competently with others, we offer a variety of courses to enhance your worldwide capability.

Cross-Cultural Training

Cross-Cultural Training

Cultural competency is a skill for anyone working in a global organisation. We help people recognise and understand the inevitable cultural differences they encounter and develop the skills necessary to successfully manage these differences.

English (as a Foreign Language) Training

English (as a Foreign Language) Training

We offer tailored business and general English courses to help develop your speaking and listening skills, improve your fluency in English and to enable you to interact more effectively with colleagues and clients.

Language Training

Language Training

We offer inspiring and interactive language lessons at a convenient time, tailored to your own specific goals, with enthusiastic support and motivation from your own native-speaking personal tutor.

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Babel: Independence Day of Bangladesh

Today, 26th March, sees the Independence Day of Bangladesh, celebrated as a national holiday. Read Babel's monthly cultural newsletter to find out more...

26 March 2019Read in full

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness 2019

Today, we celebrate International Day of Happiness. We demonstrate our happiness through smiling, facial expressions and laughter but in many cases, a person’s culture plays an important part in how they freely express their emotions. What does a smile mean in different cultures? Read the Babel blog to find out.

20 March 2019Read in full

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10 top tips to improve your business writing

Poor writing could mean an email failing to secure a vital relationship, a report with careful analysis getting ignored, or even losing out on a business critical bid.

18 March 2019Read in full

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Babel Cultural Newsletter: Canada

Each month Babel offers free briefings and expert advice for living and working with different cultures and this month the focus is on Canada.

27 February 2019Read in full

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International business etiquette: kiss, bow or shake hands?

The meaning of a kiss is different around the world. In some cultures, it may be an expression of admiration or romantic affection, whereas in other cultures, it may be considered offensive. On this special day of romance, learn the ins and outs of social kissing around the world.

14 February 2019Read in full

2019 is the Year of the Pig

Babel: Happy Chinese New Year 2019!

Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays and is celebrated as the Spring Festival. This year, Chinese New Year is today (Tuesday 5 February) and is the Year of the Pig. Find out what it's like to be a Pig and things to avoided on the first day of Chinese New Year.

5 February 2019Read in full

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Babel Cultural Newsletter: Australia

Australia Day is the official national day of Australia, celebrated annually on 26 January. An English-speaking nation, Australia may seem familiar to expats from Europe and the US, but there are some cultural differences to be aware of. Read Babel's newsletter to find out more and don't forget to enter the quiz!

25 January 2019Read in full

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Babel: Moving beyond the language learning plateau

When you start learning a new language, you have many things going for you. But after a while, you’re not learning as much as you were at the beginning. Read Babel's top tips to help you overcome your language learning plateau.

17 January 2019Read in full

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Babel: 5 tips to help non-native English speakers in work meetings

Meetings are an integral part of work life. It’s where important issues are discussed; the senior decision-makers are in attendance and you need to put yourself across positively. Babel has produced a guide to help non-native English speakers in work meetings, it includes five top tips, useful meeting phrases and vocabulary.

11 January 2019Read in full

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Babel Cultural Newsletter: Germany

Each month Babel Language & Cultural Consultants offers its clients, learners and friends in the industry, free briefings and expert advice for working with different cultures. This month, it is focusing on Germany.

28 November 2018Read in full

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