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Flexible, effective self and professional development

When non-native English speakers fear miscommunication in the workplace, they experience anxiety, stress and feel low. These pressures can escalate into mental health issues, sickness, and poor work performance, which in turn can weaken business results and retention rates. But all of this is preventable.

On-demand English language and cultural training

Kudos is a unique library of business English and culture training including over 30 hours of online training plus 18 hours of “live” group training sessions. Blended learning is widely recognised as the most effective and engaging way to fully absorb all of the material. Its focus is on developing business skills: presenting, negotiating, using formal/informal English and more.

Kudos app now available on App Store

Kudos is now available as an app (currently accessible on iOS App Store only). The first module (intro and first chapter free of charge) focuses on the appropriate use of formal / informal speech in the workplace. With 8 more modules to follow, join us in this next exciting phase for Kudos and take your English learning with you wherever you go.


HR / L&D teams

What will I gain from it?

  • Attract and retain international talent by facilitating self-development, leading to company and employee progression.
  • Build effective cohesive multinational teams by preventing cultural and linguistic mishaps.
  • Manage time and budgets with minimum effort by using an app that is SMART, cost-effective and easy to integrate across teams.
  • Streamline employee integration and motivation by enabling cultural education and awareness, linguistic confidence and personal development.

Professional individuals

What will I gain from it?

  • Bolster confidence working in an international English-speaking environment, leading to ability to perform as well as in native tongue.
  • Enhance reputation by standing out in an English-speaking crowd and expressing yourself with sophistication and sensitivity.
  • Earn more money and climb the corporate ladder in international business by unlocking the door to effective communication.
  • Develop cultural and linguistic English skill-set through engaging quizzes, human-led webinars and online training and flexible app-based learning.

What our Kudos clients are saying about us:

Kudos FAQs

At Dialogue, we’ve been listening to our students over the years and this is our response – a library of interactive, in-depth and subject-orientated business English learning videos, accompanied by interactive exercises and extra tips and ‘learning nuggets’ to develop your skills and autonomy. 

Kudos is much more than language training – and in fact, much more than linguistics too – here at Kudos, we are business communication facilitators. Our library aims to take your present level of English (B1 minimum starting level) and build upon it, enabling you to integrate your existing skill into your professional career, by adopting a natural, authentic way of using English in a business environment. 

We have based each detailed module on the following key language-learning principles:

  • Scientific research demonstrates that the more you enjoy, the more effectively you absorb new language.
  • You need to revisit new language skills in different ways and at different times to master them.
  • If a language topic is relevant to you, you’ll learn it faster.
  • Language is not just vocabulary or grammar, it’s culture and confidence too.

Kudos is unique because it is based exclusively around you, our learners.

And the brains behind the brand? Rob Shimwell, our Training Director, who guides you through each module, supporting you in an engaging, warm and humorous way, and enabling you to experience the same personal connection that you would from a teacher in a classroom.

  • Our Training Director at Dialogue, Rob, also has over 30 years professional teaching experience.
  • A fully-qualified teacher, Rob has prepared students for IELTS, TOEIC and Cambridge exams at all levels.
  • He has worked with MDs, chauffeurs, nuns, sales people, HR professionals, footballers, brigadier-generals, students, politicians and vets – he has the ability to adapt to, inspire and connect with people of very varied backgrounds, cultures and ages.
  • He has also taught students from all continents except Antarctica…one to add to the travel list!
  • Rob has perfected the concept of “enterTRAINment” – the ultimate balance between fun and learning. 
  • He puts the 3 E’s into action – energy, engagement and empathy. By casting aside more conventional and less stimulating teaching approaches, Rob instead uses his dynamism, sense of humour and approachable personality to really drill down into what it means to speak English naturally and with a profound understanding of cultural nuances.
  • He adapts to all ages, hierarchies, sexes, intellects and cultures but teaches from a truly British perspective and treats students as people first and students second. You’ll feel confident in yourself and you’ll feel confident in your English.
  • Rob uses comical anecdotes and real-life “nuggets” of information to convey the mechanics of language and help them stick in his students’ minds – he has a solid ability to identify what people need without being patronising in the process.
  • He manages expectations, keeping targets realistic and focusing on communication, confidence and culture. As a result, Rob really challenges his students to be the best version of themselves and he cares deeply about whether or not they succeed.
  • A lack of exposure to ‘real’ English (both culturally and linguistically).
  • An absence of opportunity (despite a solid base of English knowledge and skill) to progress to the next level of professional competence.
  • The linguistic ‘wall’ (when you have reached your limit) and an overriding concern with making mistakes or offending someone in a workplace environment.
  • The constraints of regular teaching times that are impossible to fit into a busy, career-centric schedule.
  • Frustration with conventional teaching methods that are not sufficiently challenging or context-specific.

Kudos focuses on all of the above and provides an absorbing, polished and relevant format. The ‘start/stop’ format of its modules means they are completely flexible and can be worked into their routine.

  • A comprehensive expansion of your current understanding of business English.
  • An enhancement of professional reputation and worth, career opportunities and respect from colleagues and superiors.
  • A flexible opportunity for self-development, boosting confidence and your ability to connect with others.
  • A truly innovative and considered approach to teaching but with a great deal of motivating humour and cheekiness!