Fashion and Retail

The world of fashion revolves around a number of internationally-renowned hubs, so the ability to speak a foreign language is a major asset for all buyers, suppliers, and retailers in the fashion industry.

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For example, the fashion and retail industry has many important links with Italy, with Milan in particular hosting many influential designers.

Many of our retail clients have found that taking a short course in Italian for business assists them in communicating with their Italian colleagues, suppliers, and clients in this renowned hub of the fashion industry.

Our fashion and retail clients have included Swiss luxury fashion company Bally, designer fashion labels Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as GAP, Harrods and Westfield Europe.

Our training programmes have included business Italian for Westfield as they are opening a new flagship shopping centre at Milan Airport, group Italian lessons for Bally in London and Milan, Arabic training for customer-facing staff at Harrods, and group English Communication Skills lessons for Warehouse and Customer Service staff at Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts in Milton Keynes and The White Company in Northampton.

As well as working on pronunciation, vocabulary and general language skills, our tutors will also use original material such as working documents and manuals as a basis for discussion and role-plays to improve communication between staff and customers.

At Commercial Language Training, we go to great lengths to tailor our courses to meet your unique business needs. In addition to conducting our sessions at a time and a place that suits you, we’ll also structure them to equip you with all the skills you need for effective international communication with key contacts in your sector.

Why Choose CLT?

  • Total flexibility

    Whether you want one-to-one training, or a course for a class of up to 15, our courses can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

  • Learn in the way that suits you best

    You can choose to learn at a time to suit your work schedule – whether in the morning, over lunch, in the afternoon, evening or at the weekend. No need to waste time on travel, we can come to you. We can also conduct lessons remotely via Skype.

  • Focus on what you need to learn

    Your course will be structured to incorporate the words, phrases, and terminology which are specific to your business sector – no matter how complex.

  • Free Consultation

    Before you start your course, we’ll discuss your current abilities in your target language and objectives to ensure that your course delivers exactly what you need.

My Italian language course has been most enjoyable and has helped me to bring the level of my Italian from intermediate to proficient. My tutor has a way of always keeping the lessons interesting and engaging, yet always makes sure that I am moving forward and improving. Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to the team behind CLT for delivering such a professional and efficient operation.

Project Manager, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield