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Learn the Chinese language to strengthen China relationships

Capitalizing on global opportunities in the auto industry means having to communicate effectively with industry professionals and customers from many different cultures and languages. The surest way to gain clear understanding and build meaningful relationships is to speak the language that your professional counterpart or customer speaks. No other language is more relevant right now than Mandarin Chinese.

As the automotive industry continues to globalize, being able to communicate with your foreign colleagues, partners, suppliers or customers in their own language, even at a rudimentary level, is not just a nice skill to have, but a business necessity for building strong partnerships.”

Bhaskar Pant - Managing Director of World Learning for Business


GlobalAutoIndustry.com, in conjunction with its Global Expert partner World Learning for Business. offers Mandarin Chinese language training in customized, small-group or one-on-one intensive programs delivered at client sites.

The training is designed to boost participants' language communication skills in the context of pre-identified job-related tasks. Both starting proficiency level and work-competency requirements for each participant are determined in a preliminary assessment and measured again on completion of the course.

On-site Language Training Options

  • Group program - 60 hours of instruction over 15 weeks, maximum 9 participants
  • One-on-one training - 60 hours of instruction over 15 weeks
  • Local intensive - for groups or individuals, up to 35 hours per week
  • Flextensive™ - 30 hours of one-on-one instruction over 15 weeks, scheduled at the convenience of the client
  • Self-Directed Learning – A selection of materials appropriate to learning on one's own, self-directed learning strategies customized to the participant's particular learning style, and up to 4 hours of one-on-one coaching by phone and/or email.

World Learning for Business has delivered client-customized language classes for specific business purposes to more than 3000 corporate participants in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Norwegian, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, and Hindi. The organization can set up classes in nearly any other language required.

For more information on worldwide language training programs, click here or contact Ruth Fernandes, Director, in the U.S.A. at +1 (248) 526-3312 or RFernandes@GlobalAutoIndustry.com
. - GAI


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