There is no one-size-fits-all for corporate language learning.
Every company has unique language requirements. So it’s important that we first determine what you need to do with the language, then determine what your team can do with the language. Once that ‘language gap’ is identified, we work with the various stakeholders in your company to define measurable training objectives and to design a learning program that will close that gap. Besides the the Training Project owner and the trainees, other stakeholders could include Senior management, HR, Department heads and managers, and Team leaders or any associated staff that may have expectations or conflicts.
To make sure there are no conflicts and everyone’s expectations are in line, we take a lot of other things into consideration as well when putting together a training package. Urgency and time considerations, job scopes, interactions, work schedules, company culture, company literature and documents, learning history, delivery method, KPIs and budgets all come into play and should be coordinated. The result is a bespoke language training program for you that may be intensive upskilling of new hires, industry specific training, job specific training, skill specific training, small groups or one to one training, blended, or any combination that meets your needs.
Upskilling is essentially learning a language in the shortest possible time – usually 3-6 months. Used by Business Centres, Call Centres, Oil and Gas Projects and other companies where language resources are scarce, English language upskilling can get the employee to a working level quickly. At lower levels, A1 and A2, the English is more general business. Then as the trainee progresses, industry and job specific language is introduced and practiced so they are ready to step into their new roles at the end of the program.
Industry and job specific language training focuses on vocabulary and uses processes unique to that industry or job. English for HR, for Oil and Gas, for Lawyers, are but a few examples of this kind of English training. There are many quality industry specific coursebooks available, usually aimed at the B1+ levels and up.
Skills specific language training focuses on teaching the business skills and the language needed for that skill in combination; to be able to use the new skill, and use it effectively in English. These courses are usually shorter in length and require a fair working knowledge of English (B2). You can find more info on these kind of courses here.
Call or write us and tell us what your unique language needs are.