• Obama's Visit

    Speak English like an Englishman.. or an American

    Barack Obama’s visit to the UK this week, and the state banquet hosted by the Queen in his honour, clearly shows that the “special relationship” is alive and well. The “special relationship” is the exceptionally close political, diplomatic, cultural, economic, military and historical relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States. The phrase was coined in 1946 in a speech by Winston Churchill.

  • Business English

    Mastering business English..there are no short cuts:

    No matter what your country's official language, most business communication these days is conducted in English. In order to compete successfully in today’s global marketplace, you must have a good command of English. Your future employers or clients will expect it!

  • Business in Germany

    Business in Germany has always been held in high regard.

    A focus on quality and attention to detail, has given German manufacturing and engineering a well-deserved reputation for excellence globally.

    The fourth largest economy worldwide, Germany is a key economic power, but as with entering any new market it is important to be thoroughly prepared. There is always a risk in offending people unwittingly; by not showing a degree of understanding toward their cultural values.

  • Introductions In Business

    Introductions in business - it is important to get off to a good start. Here’s how:

    Often the best way to begin a class is with introductions. Learning how to “meet and greet” in a business setting is important. It ensures that the meeting gets off to a good start and that rapport can be established at the outset.

  • Good Manners & Politeness

    Good manners and politeness - as key as ever in international business:

    “Manners maketh man” – this is a quote from William of Wykeham, (1324 - 1404) ...but it still rings true today. In the UK, we Brits are sticklers for manners.

    When doing business in any foreign country, cross-cultural training is vital. Each culture has its own unique way of doing things. It may seem unnatural to the visitor, but aspects will be so ingrained in the psyche of the people, that observing them is vital.

  • Interview Skills

    Going for an interview in English? Make sure you are well prepared.

    It is common place for international companies to conduct interviews in English. This need not be as daunting as it sounds. The key, as for any interview, is to ensure that you are thoroughly prepared before you go in.

  • Workplace Challenges

    Multicultural Workplace Challenges

    There are two major challenges in the multicultural workplace of today.

    It is said that the average person remembers something in the region of 25% and 50% of what they are told. That means that when you are talking to clients or colleagues, it is more than likely they will retain less than half of the conversation.

  • One To One

    One To One Business English Language Courses

    One-to-one courses – they get you up to speed in no time!

    While the majority of Western companies have been struggling in recent years, we have seen the emergence of organisations in the BRIC countries; Brazil, Russia, India and China. They have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years, and have started to make strategic acquisitions beyond their home markets.

  • Welcome

    Welcome to the Park House Training Blog

    We hope the blog will give past, present and future students, as well as other readers, useful information on our courses, and also tips and advice that can help to improve your business English.

    We will offer insights into how to handle different business situations, and to improve your grammar and phrases for particular sectors and situations within the business environment.