Language & Cultural Training

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More than 25 Years of Customizing Language Programs


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, UDM's Language & Cultural Training Program has been Metro Detroit's premier source for language training. We provide customized language programs for UDM students and a variety of professionals:

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

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 learn languages for business, academic or personal pursuits. Other benefits of our program include:
  • Flexible scheduling and on-site training
  • Competitive rates
  • Employer tuition plan acceptance
  • One-on-one or small group instruction
  • Immersion training
  • Academic credit (optional)

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 U.S.

Ricardo Romero, former 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.

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

Contact Us Today to Schedule Your Program!