Language & Cultural Training

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Over 25 Years of Customizing Language Programs.

Classes are open to all adults. 313-993-1102

You need not be a UDM student to enroll.

Changing careers...traveling or transferring overseas...communicating in another language at work... No matter why you want to achieve proficiency or fluency in another language, University of Detroit Mercy’s Language & Cultural Training programs will get you there.

Since 1982, Language & Cultural Training has been Detroit’s premier source for corporate language training. We provide customized language programs for a variety of professionals:

  • Corporate & legal executives
  • Health care providers
  • Governmental personnel
  • Educators
  • Traditional students

Programs are offered in Arabic, Aramaic, Chinese (Mandarin), Croatian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish, and English as a Second Language. We also offer training in Accent Reduction and American Business English.

Experienced Instructors

Our language instructors possess native and professional fluency and know various dialects. They have extensive cultural experiences and can share information on customs, religion and business practices. Many are familiar with European Union standards for instruction, and several utilize the U.S. Interagency Language Roundtable curriculum standards and benchmarks.

Flexible Programs

Participants can earn academic credit, continuing education units or a certificate in their target
language. Other benefits of our program include:
  • Flexible scheduling and on-site training
  • Competitive rates (rate sheet)
  • Employer tuition plan acceptance
  • One-on-one or small group instruction
  • Immersion training
  • No Worker Left Behind participant

Excellent Results

My Arabic instructor taught the critical aspects of life abroad, those needed to properly function as an American diplomat. I am now better prepared to engage in international affairs on behalf of the United States of America than many seasoned diplomats. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to your department and the University for helping me to become a much better representative of the US.

Ricardo Romero, Attaché, U.S. Embassy - Sana’a, Yemen

The University of Detroit Mercy’s Japanese program is the most advanced program that fits in with my work schedule. The instructors have taken a personal interest in my language training. They have done a great job preparing me for meeting with Japanese clients and adapting to Japanese business culture.

Rhonda Okeke, Automotive Sales Manager

I have found the Spanish for Medical Professions course to be a valuable and enriching experience. The instructor was dynamic and capable and went the extra mile to meet my very specific needs. I have learned a lot in the introductory group course, and am already looking forward to the next level.

Elizabeth J. Angus, MD, Senior Staff Physician, Department of Neurology/Division Head, EMG and Neuromuscular Diseases, Henry Ford Health Systems

To schedule a program or for more information, please call 313-993-1102..