ABOUT

Understanding leads to results


Our mission

Our mission is to enable individuals, teams, and organisations to be successful in an international environment.

What we do

BBi Communication is an intercultural communication company that offers language training, international leadership programs, intercultural training and translation services. We have been operating since 1986 and have production sites on all five continents.

BBi is member of Sietar and EuRa and works in accordance with national quality certification.

Why BBi?

Experience

Long experience and success delivering high quality services within international leadership, cross-cultural training and language training. Through our work within relocation services we get an invaluable insight of the conditions and challenges expatriates and their families faces.

Cost efficient awareness

Global markets bring global competition. Today businesses have to be both effective and efficient. From our perspective, this means that we respect our customers’ investments and budgets, but deliver a high level of quality at all times. We achieve this through offering flexibility and customisation

Pedagogy and Methodology

Coaches, consultants and trainers are approved by our Training Managers. We work in accordance with our training pedagogy and methodology to ensure delivery and consistency. It is vital that you feel secure at all times when working with us as a partner. We regard language training as a significant aspect of achieving a high level of intercultural skills and that is why we offer both services in-house.

Global network

Our global network of coaches, intercultural consultants and language trainers enables us to provide you with world wide solutions.

Partnerships – long term commitment

We view our work in a long term perspective. Working in conjunction with us lays the foundation for continuous improvements to your organization and its processes.

We follow global trends, keep up-to-date with research and papers, and work together with universities to increase our knowledge and develop our services.

Customer satisfaction – Quality – Dedication

We are constantly seeking to improve our services and how we perform them. We therefore always follow-up the services we perform for you and provide feedback in dialogue with you. We enjoy challenges, are good at what we do and, ultimately, love what we do.

SERVICES

How can we help you?


Language training

We believe in language programmes that are based on your language level and your professional role, and are in line with... Read more

Intercultural communication

Being interculturally competent means understanding how culture affects our... Read more

International leadership

Our certified consultants provide expert coaching and training for top-level management... Read more

Translations

We will help you and your company to create effective global communications, which will strengthen your business... Read more

Language testing for selection process

Mistakes in the recruitment of new staff can consume major resources in the form of time... Read more

EXPAT360

The total solution for companies and HR to support expatriates and their families... More information

COOT for Healthcare

Country of Origin Training programmes – or COOTs – are a unique concept for employers to train incoming... Read more

Language training

Personalised language training


We offer language training at all levels in all languages.

We believe in language programmes that are based on your language level and your professional role, and are in line with your company’s specific needs. This ensures that learning is as effective as possible and delivers the best possible return, ROI.

Flexibility and personalised solutions are of the upmost importance in the business world, we therefore offer you the choice of the following formats:

  Face-to-face training

  Virtual training

  Telephone training

  Online training

  Blended training

  Language testing

Tell us what you need and we will design your training programme:

The Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR) is crucial to our language programmes. It is used to create a clear structure with regard to grouping of participants and formulation of goals, content and materials.

Please contact us for more information.

Intercultural communication

Intercultural communication and business culture training


Being interculturally competent means understanding how culture affects our communication and our roles as managers and colleagues and being able to adapt our communication and management style depending on the culture with which we are dealing.

BBi offers training and coaching programmes in intercultural communication and business culture for companies that are or wish to be international and multicultural.

Here is a selection of our intercultural training and coaching programmes:

Expats

Introduction to another country

Information and tools for Expats and families.

Spouse support

Cross-cultural assistance and career support in relation to employment and educational options..

Repatriation

Our programmes support expatriates and their families in making their repatriation as smooth as possible by exploring the new skills and experiences they have gained, helping with adjustments at work and socially, and by providing tools to manage the overall change.

Intercultural coaching

Discover your cultural blueprint and set your own goals in order to be more successful internationally.

International environment teams

Introduction to intercultural communication

Develop your intercultural intelligence and international competences to become more effective globally.

Multicultural/virtual teams

Managing and motivating international and virtual teams.

Working with a specific culture

How to communicate and work successfully with a specific country.

Intercultural coaching

Discover your cultural blueprint and set your own goals in order to be more successful internationally.

Now also discover our online global business skills introductory course.

BBi also offers several evaluation solutions to assess your competences and cultural gaps either in order to prepare our training and coaching programmes or to help you to design your mobility and development careers.

Our methodology includes preparatory work and evaluations, virtual and face to face training and follow up/evaluations sessions.

Please contact us for more information.

International leadership

Training and coaching for global leaders


Our certified consultants provide expert coaching and training for top-level management, management teams, global mobility personal and employees/teams otherwise involved in strategic international business transactions, i.e. acquisitions/mergers and international business developers.

Our aim is to offer an insight and understanding into how cross-cultural and intercultural issues manifest themselves in the workplace, coaching skills such as communication, time management, assertiveness and conflict resolution.

We also aim to develop skills and approaches to deal with cross-cultural and intercultural issues, and provide guidance on how to leverage cultural differences and maximize the potential of a multicultural team. Our global network of coaches, intercultural consultants and language trainers is able to provide you with a world wide solution.

Please contact us for more information.

Translations

Top quality with reliable delivery terms


We will help you and your company to create effective global communications, which will strengthen your business structure. Our correct, professional translations will enhance your company's position in the market.

BBi translation department offers you:

  Quality and flexibility

  Competitive prices

  All language combinations

  Simple and sworn translations

  Editing and proofreading services

  All sectors and all specialities

  Latest technologies such as translation memories

Contact us

for a quotation

Language testing for selection process

Language tests – a shortcut to successful recruitment


Mistakes in the recruitment of new staff can consume major resources in the form of time, money and energy. Are you certain that the candidates your company recruits have the requisite language skills to work effectively in their new professional role?

BBi offers different language testing options to be combined or chosen separately:

  Writing test

  Oral test

  Online test

The results are presented within a maximum of 48 hours after the test, using the Council of Europe’s standardised scale.

Is your selection department interested in managing the testing process from start to finish? BBi offers you the LLI solution, a language testing solution implemented via your intranet.

Please contact us for more information.

COOT for Healthcare

Ready for international recruitment?


Ready to hire but concerned about language skills?

Country of Origin Training programmes – or COOTs – are a unique concept for employers to train incoming foreign workers during the recruitment phase. COOTS ensure that new recruits who are relocating have at least basic language skills and cultural understanding of the target country, as well as knowledge on arrival of their future workplace’s working culture. Unlike anything else on the market, COOTs have been developed in close collaboration with healthcare districts, rural health centres and university hospitals.

Worried that foreign employees’ integration into the work environment is going to eat up your resources?

At the heart of the COOT programme is our in-depth understanding of the role of language and culture as a part of a successful relocation. Training is provided on the basis of the specific organization’s needs, jargon and working guidelines. This pre-arrival training saves considerable time spent on introductory periods and settling-in. It is also flexible and can be matched to fit different budgets and targets. The starting point in the development of a COOT is always the employing organization’s wish to make long-term and committed recruitments.

Want to attract specialists to your organisation?

Our COOT concept has been developed to cater to the specific needs of the healthcare sector, but can be applied to any industry. It can function as a support for an individual recruitment or as part of a bigger recruitment campaign. It also acts as a selling point for new employees, becoming part of the relocation package.

When the world is not enough…

A COOT can be executed cost-efficiently just about anywhere in the world. Our extensive network enables us to offer training almost anywhere in the world directly from the language of the country of origin into the target language.

Please contact us for more information.

CONTACT


Query

Office

BBi Sweden

Gumshornsgatan 13
114 60 Stockholm
08-122 091 30

BBi Finland

Fredrikinkatu 61A 6 krs.
00101 Helsinki
358 (0) 400 317 380

BBi Denmark

Gadebrøndsvej 4
2765 Smørum
45-24602469

BBi Spain

Balmes, 24
08007 Barcelona
93 141 41 75

Ríos Rosas, 44
28003 Madrid
93 141 41 75