cross cultural training

Post-Brexit Britain: German, French and the Financial Services

  As the financial services look to leave London en masse, how important will German and French be post-Brexit? As we approach the end of the year, March 29th 2019 and an EU without Britain as a member state looms closer. With Theresa May no nearer to securing a favourable post-Brexit deal several hundred banks… Read more

Brexit business opportunities: 10 Languages the UK Needs

Brexit Business Opportunities: the 10 Languages Bringing Success after Brexit Change brings opportunities, and Brexit is no different. There are a number of countries that are likely to sign favourable trade agreements with the UK, bringing lucrative opportunities and strong economic benefits. However, these opportunities will not flourish without careful nurturing. Here we look at… Read more

American vs British Business Culture

American vs British Business Culture: Are They So Different? by Teva Serna Both the UK and the US share the same language. Both have strong historical, political and economic links. Both usually have the same international political agenda. But does this mean they have identical business cultures? Many assume that their cultural differences are negligible…. Read more

5 Top Mistakes to Avoid When Doing Business in Japan

  by Teva Serna Doing Business in Japan? Costly Mistakes to Avoid Planning a business meeting in Japan or dealing with Japanese partners? The Japanese business etiquette has been the subject of many books and studies, but in many ways, there are many similarities between the Japanese and British business cultures. The main difference lies… Read more

English as a Global Language

by Teva Serna English as a Global Language: Start Learning English and Other Languages From English to Mandarin, Cactus Language Training provides fully comprehensive language training solutions. From assessing your language training needs to evaluating the progress your employees make by the end of each course, we constantly report on the return of your language… Read more

Doing Business in China? Avoid These Costly Mistakes

  by Teva Serna Top Tips for Doing Business in China: Costly Mistakes to Avoid As the second largest economy of the world, China offers many lucrative business opportunities for Western businesses. However, with a political system and a business culture that is notoriously different, it can sometimes be tricky to develop fruitful commercial relationships… Read more

Thinking of Doing Business in Germany? Read Our Top Tips

  5 Essential Tips for Doing Business in Germany by Teva Serna Extremely organised, punctual, disciplined, bureaucratic, dogmatic…..the list goes on. Clichés on German business culture are widespread. But are they really accurate? What do you really need to know before a business meeting in Germany? As the largest economic power in Europe, Germany has… Read more

Looking for ways to enhance your CV?

  Skill Up by Learning Languages by Teva Serna Whether you are looking for a job or just considering a career move, then making your CV stand out amongst the crowd is a priority in this wildly competitive market. Whilst your work experience and your core skills are important, additional skills – such as speaking… Read more

5 Essential Tips for Doing Business in Spain

Are You Fully Ready for a Business Meeting in Spain? by Teva Serna If you are preparing for a business meeting with Spanish partners or looking at concluding a deal in Spain, you have certainly looked into the details of the contract and prepared your negotiating arguments. But have you thought of how meetings are… Read more

Language Training Trends for 2016

Language Training Trends for 2016 1. Languages for business A large majority of businesses across the globe continue to recognise the need for language skills when positioning themselves in international markets and in a recent survey 79% of businesses said they think language skills are critical for business success. In 2016 the key areas include… Read more