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Humour and Politeness in the Culturally Diverse Workplace

Humour varies across culture, and so does politeness. How can you be humourous and respectful in a way that lands with everyone? We have created this unique course to help you to foster a more inclusive workplace.

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"This course made me question  assumptions I make about peoples understanding of all aspects of spoken language, regardless of how fluent they may first appear."
Hollie Denton​, Everyturn Mental Health

What you'll learn

If you have already attended 'How to speak to learners of English' then you already know how to unlock your English for people with a low level of English. What this workshop shows you is how to unlock your English in a more subtle way for colleagues who speak English fluently but still experience the occasional misunderstanding in the workplace.


You will learn-

  • Why people can still struggle even when they're fluent

  • Which situations are hardest for them

  • What YOU sound like

  • How to make your speech more accessible

  • How to run inclusive meetings


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How to Support Colleagues whose First Language isn't English

What are the hidden struggles of colleagues who work in their second language, and how can you help?

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How to spot hidden talent in candidates from outside the UK

Are you missing out on diverse talent? If you recruit differently, candidates who speak English as a Foreign Language can really shine.

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