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Thu, Apr 18



WEBINAR - Serving Customers With English Language Barriers Over the Phone (3)

Provide a better customer service experience, reduce stress, and have more productive calls.

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WEBINAR - Serving Customers With  English Language Barriers Over the Phone  (3)
WEBINAR - Serving Customers With  English Language Barriers Over the Phone  (3)

Time & Location

Apr 18, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT


About the event

Are you? 

  • Conducting international business?
  • Providing counselling services?
  • Doing emergency crisis work?
  • Involved in customer service?
  • Conducting intakes and initial assessments?
  • Do your organization's phone communicators speak to callers with low-level English proficiency?
  • ​Are you having difficulty getting your message across to clients over the phone?
  • Do your workers know what to do when they experience a misunderstanding during a phone conversation?
  • Are you confident that your customers receive excellent service from your telephone interactions?

Then, this interactive webinar is for you!

In real-world interactions, miscommunications result in dropped calls, hang-ups, arguments, and misunderstandings. As a result, operators and callers are frustrated, and callers leave without their service or product.

Our training will teach you the following:

  • How do you tell if a caller has a language barrier or a heavy accent?
  • How do you get your message across as clearly as possible?
  • How an ESL telephone alphabet can help you explain letters over the phone.
  • How to decipher commonly distorted pronunciation patterns.
  • How to calm down a caller with three simple words.
  • How do you discern the verb tense the caller is using?
  • How can you guide callers in gathering the information they need?

No field expert has identified this issue or developed solutions to help phone callers with low English skills. This is a unique training program that will reduce the communication barriers faced by your employees. With these tools, your service will stand out among your competitors.

Evelina interviewed native-born and immigrant communities to understand their experiences with phone communication and language barriers. Then, using these real-life experiences, she created an innovative, customer-service-focused workshop that benefits all parties: your customers with low English skills, your phone workers, and your organization.

The workshop includes simulated audio, videos, and group exercises. 

Previous attendees have included:

  • Call-center representatives
  • 9-1-1 Communicators
  • Distress-line operators
  • Immigrant-serving agency workers
  • Shelter workers
  • Phone tech-support
  • Receptionists
  • Airlines and additional organizations that rely on phone communication
  • Healthcare providers

Even the most experienced phone communicators have told us that our training

has helped them to improve their job performance.

Testimonial from the London Workshop

Evelina provided many different resources and examples that were helpful to navigate through language barriers and accents.  This will be helpful for me to bring back to the workplace to share with my co-workers.

Jolynn Smith, Oxford County Children's Centre

BONUS:    Webinar notes

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