All of us in our working lives increasingly need to work with people from other cultures or those whose native language is foreign, or we may have to go to another country and work as a foreigner ourselves. This free course, Languages at work, is about how to understand differences in culture and how to make the most of existing language skills. It is aimed at all adult learners, whether in FE or in the workplace. The sections are independent, and can be studied in any order and any combination. They are linked to NVQ assessments at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
describe the status in the world of the English language, compared to other widely spoken languages
identify the reasons why people should study another language
make best use of existing language skills, no matter how basic, in a practical situation
present language skills in a written CV
give examples of critical differences between cultures across the world, including eating habits, etiquette and politeness, and daily routines and working patterns.