Fashion and Retail

The world of fashion revolves around a number of internationally-renowned hubs, so the ability to speak a foreign language is a major asset for all buyers, suppliers, and retailers in the fashion industry.

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For example, the fashion and retail industry has many important links with Italy. Milan, in particular, is home to many influential designers. Read our “Learning Languages for Fashion” blog to find out more about Language Training in Fashion and Retail.

Who do we work with?

Our fashion and retail clients have included Swiss luxury fashion company Bally, designer fashion labels Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger, as well as GAP, Harrods and Westfield Europe.

Our Language Training in Fashion and Retail courses have included business Italian for Westfield Group. They were opening a new flagship shopping centre at Milan Airport. In addition, we delivered group Italian lessons for Bally in London and Milan and Arabic training for customer-facing staff at Harrods. Finally, our group English Communication Skills lessons for Warehouse and Customer Service staff at Charles Tyrwhitt Shirts in Milton Keynes and The White Company in Northampton were very successful.

The White Company - Case Study

What can you expect from Language Training in Fashion and Retail?

In fact, we can deliver training in over 20 different languages! Many of our retail clients have found that taking a short course in Italian for business assists them in communicating with their Italian colleagues, suppliers, and clients.

As well as working on pronunciation, vocabulary and general language skills, our tutors will also use original material. Original material can include working documents and manuals as a basis for discussion and role-plays to improve communication.

At Commercial Language Training, we go to great lengths to tailor our courses to meet your unique business needs. In addition, we’ll structure them to equip you with the skills you need for effective communication with your key contacts.

Why Choose CLT?

  • Total flexibility

Whether you want one-to-one training, or a group class, our courses can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. You tell us what you want!

  • Learn in the way that suits you best

You can choose to learn at a time to suit your work schedule. Do you prefer morning, over lunch, in the afternoon, evening or at the weekend? There is no need to waste time on travel, we can come to you. We also do online language training via Skype, Zoom, WebEx and MS Teams.

  • Focus on what you need to learn

Your course will be structured to incorporate the words, phrases, and terminology which are specific to your business sector. Additionally, we will focus on the skills that you need to improve. We can also include Cultural Awareness and Accent Reduction Training.

  • Free Consultation

Before you start your course, we’ll discuss your current abilities in your target language. We’ll also aim to understand your objectives to ensure that your course delivers exactly what you need.

  • Why are we different?

Our aim is to give you a completely bespoke service that allows you to achieve your goals. Therefore, your dedicated Key Account Manager will work with you to ensure your course is delivered in the best way for you. Moreover, your highly qualified tutor will adopt a teaching method that suits your learning style.

My Italian language course has been most enjoyable and has helped me to bring the level of my Italian from intermediate to proficient. My tutor has a way of always keeping the lessons interesting and engaging, yet always makes sure that I am moving forward and improving. Finally, I would like to say a huge thank you to the team behind CLT for delivering such a professional and efficient operation.

Project Manager, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield