With over 170 million speakers of European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, this language is increasingly in demand by business people who want to communicate with their colleagues and clients.
Together with Swedish, Danish and Icelandic, Norwegian is a northern Scandinavian language of Germanic origin. It is closely related to both Danish and Swedish, particularly to Danish as the two counties were united for four centuries until 1814.
Chinese is spoken by more people than any other language in the world. Although Chinese has many dialects, Mandarin, based on the pronunciation of Beijing, is considered to be the standard and is spoken by about 60% of the population.
CLT specialise in designing Intensive Business English training programmes which focus on those skills needed by clients who speak a foreign language.
Among the many CLT clients who have undertaken business French language courses are fruit producers Dolefresh, and IT leaders Oracle and Sungard.
Germany – our biggest trading partner within Europe – has long been a destination of choice for UK business people.
Training in Spanish has moved on tremendously over the past few years – from the purely ‘holiday Spanish’ evening classes of 20 years ago, to the Business Spanish language courses which are in great demand now from key members of staff in multinational and global businesses.
Among our many clients who have undertaken Italian for business Language training was the Elite Goalkeeping Coach at the Manchester City FC Academy.
Russian is the most widely used of the Slavic languages. It is written in Cyrillic, which is based partly on the Greek alphabet, and dates back to the 9th century.
Arabic is one of the world’s major languages and is the official language of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Yemen, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Sudan, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
Dutch is spoken in The Netherlands, and in northern Belgium, where the language is referred to as Flemish. Like English, Dutch is one of the Germanic languages and is closest to English of all the major languages, although it is also very close to German.
Swedish is the most widely spoken of all the Scandinavian languages. Closely related to Norwegian and Danish, it is usually understood by Norwegians, Danes, and Finns living in the south and south west of Finland.