What is intercultural communication all about? Well with the advent of the global economy things are changing! Governments, companies, charities, organisations and people at all levels are coming into contact with other cultures, faiths and languages more often. As a result “intercultural communication” is taking place.
However, when it comes to communication across cultural lines there are inherent challenges involved. This is due to factors such as differences in language, world views, ways of doing things, expectations, communication styles and much more. Essentially when people with different ways of doing things come together there are increased chances of that communication not being as smooth as it should be. The intercultural communication field is all about raising awareness so that people can overcome these challenges.
At Kwintessential we work with people and organisations to raise cultural awareness. We believe in the modern environment that having the aptitude to work well across cultural barriers helps you score higher in the global game.
Although our definition of intercultural communication is not the only one, we have however identified a group of services we offer to help people communicate globally:
Kwintessential offer language tuition to individuals in any language at any level and for any purpose. We pride ourselves in providing a tailored service to meet the particular requirements of each client.
Translation and Interpretation
Working with materials and people in foreign languages is a daily occurrence for today’s organisations. Our team of translators are experts in dealing with documents, texts and digital material from across the world. We guarantee high quality work and quick turnarounds at competitive prices.
Our team of interpreters is available 24/7 to deal with your needs; be it in face to face meetings or tele-conferences.
Cultural Awareness Training
Kwintessential offer cross cultural communication training to organisations and individuals who may be dealing frequently with colleagues in another country, going to live and work abroad, professionals coming to the UK, or those that come into regular contact with ethnic minorities in the UK.
Our presentations cover a wide range of topics including history, politics, customs, taboos, values and basic etiquettes. Furthermore we specialise in business culture, offering pointers in areas such as greeting, entertaining, negotiation techniques and management structures.
Please visit our Cultural Awareness Training page for more information.
Multilingual Website Design
The nature of the internet is moving away from its Anglo-centric roots. For businesses wishing to capitalise upon the growing nunber of internet users from non-English speaking countries, this trailblazing service helps design and implement websites in all foreign languages.
For more information please visit the Multilingual Website Design page.
In addition to our services we also offer a number of innovate and free resources. These include:
The Intercultural Forum – a discussion platform
Intercultural Business Communication – nifty little tool for people working across cultures
Interesting Facts and Information – an article database on countries around the world
Guides to Culture, Etiquette and Customs – dos and dont’s from around the globe
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