CULTURE CLASSES

We offer both Business & Personal Culture Classes.

BUSINESS

Conducting business successfully in your target foreign market means understanding the culture of doing business there and meeting the expectations of your prospective new clients. IBTís culture seminars concentrate on marketing techniques to help you achieve these goals.  

Training your executives to demonstrate cultural knowledge will only serve to enhance the acceptability of your company and its products in your target market. Culturally appropriate behavior and mannerisms are paired with practical marketing information to best prepare your representatives to make the right impression and achieve the results you envision for your company.  

If you would like to receive an outline of our 4-hour program, available at the IBT offices or at your site, please complete the following form. 

Culture Classes Quote Request Form

Client information  
Your complete name
Company name
Mailing address

Telephone number with area code

Fax number with area code

Your email address

Information regarding your specific needs

Target foreign market
Number of class participants
Location preferred
Proposed dates for classes

 

PERSONAL

Have you been newly transferred to the U.S.?
      or
Are you being transferred out of the U.S.?

New to the U.S.

Do you need help with housing, utilities, schools, etc.?

Would your spouse be happier with the relocation if he/she were introduced to the differences between our Hoosier lifestyle and the life left behind?

IBTís native speaking instructor will provide support to you and your spouse with our culture seminars.

The 4-hour seminar may be taught in English or your birth language. The goal of the seminar is to alleviate many of your anxieties about your relocation.

The seminar introduces you to our midwest mentality, customs, laws regarding your children, and stresses of life. You will learn about local clubs and organizations that include members from your native country. A field trip serves to acquaint you with the differences in shopping, helping you to locate foods with which you are accustomed to preparing meals, and familiarizes you with your neighborhood and city.

Additional hours may be arranged to assist with practical issues of locating housing, setting up utilities, enrolling children in day care or schools, etc.

For the executive travelling to the U.S. alone, a private 4-hour seminar will address the midwest work environment, co-worker interaction at the office and outside the workplace, business vocabulary and may include business and/or report writing skills. The executive guides the content of this seminar, and he/she may choose to include any of the information delivered in the life skills seminar as well.

Your British English may cause some problems in the U.S. where prepositions are used differently, American English abounds with expressions, and differences in usage of many verbs and nouns cause complete confusion or misunderstandings. English language classes are available at IBTís site or at your company. The language instruction includes the vocabulary needed for solving the problems of day-to-day living in the U.S., improves listening skills and overall comprehension, and reduces accent.

If you would like a personal contact about our culture seminar or our English classes, please complete the form below the text. 

Transferring out of the U.S.

Acculturation classes will best prepare you and your spouse for life in the country to which you are being transferred. 

The goal of this class is to make expatriation a welcome experience by giving you the information required to enable you to cope with the stresses of the changes in your changed lifestyle. Generally, expatriation is more successful when the spouse and/or executive are prepared prior to their move. 

IBTís 1-day seminar is led by native speakers who are familiar with customs and the necessities of day-to-day living in your new resident country. 

The seminar is held in our classrooms and may be shared by the entire family. 

Foreign language classes are also available, and are advisable so that you may be able to better understand and communicate once you arrive.  

If you would like a personal contact about our culture seminar or our foreign language classes, please complete the form.

Culture Classes Quote Request Form

Client information  
Your complete name
Company name
Mailing address

Telephone number with area code

Fax number with area code

Your email address

Information regarding your specific needs

Country of relocation
Number of class participants
Seminar will be held at
Proposed dates and times for culture seminar
Foreign language instruction required in
Proposed dates and times for foreign language classes

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