At CAL Learning, we help learners develop their culture and language skills for work and daily living. It is our goal that our clients can confidently, successfully, and fully participate when interacting across cultures.

How It Works

Language and culture cannot be separated. Improving skills in one creates opportunities to build skills in the other. This creates a positive cycle of increased opportunity, confidence and competency in culture and language development.

Our Services

CAL Learning programs emphasize practical skills for improved intercultural communications. Our methodology incorporates adult learning principles. We know that people learn most effectively when activities are skills-based, have application to real-life situations, and draw on the experience and knowledge of all participants.

From needs analysis to training programs to post-program assessment and follow-up, we work with you to make sure learning is focused, relevant and goal-oriented.

We offer the following services to help with cultural understanding, accent reduction and language training:

  • Onsite Workshops
  • Custom Programs
  • Online Coaching

Ready to advance your language and culture skills?

We help you develop communication that is clear, persuasive and culturally appropriate.

Lauren's presentation on the topic of accent reduction for foreign-born professionals was a huge success and an unexpected gain for me… If you want to reduce your accent, I highly encourage you to take training from her.

Past-president Sino-American Pharmaceutical Association (SAPA-NE)

Featured Blog Posts

Accent Errors of Speakers from South East Asia

South East Asia covers many cultures and many languages. This includes India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and others. While each are unique, they also share common threads. Speakers of South East Asian languages often share common pronunciation errors when speaking English. Speakers of South East Asian languages: 1. Don’t have aspirated consonants (pronounced with… Read More

How to pronounce the letter L

L Correctly pronouncing /l/ is very difficult for many non-native speakers. /l/ is commonly confused with/r/ or /w/. If you don’t have /l/ in your language, you will have to retrain your muscle memory.  You must focus on proper placement for your tongue, lips, jaw and air flow. Making /l/ /l/ is made differently depending… Read More

The 3 components of cross-cultural healthcare communication

The interdependence of competency levels in each area defines the quality of the communication. Cross-cultural communication in healthcare has 3 vital components: language fluency, culture, and health literacy. The culturally competent provider can assess a patient’s level in each of the 3 areas and adjust communication accordingly, to increase the chance of successful healthcare delivery… Read More