We design language course modules for clients who have to deal with foreign counterparts on a regular basis, but who have no particular urgency assimilating the language. If you have long-term business commitments with foreign partners or clients, extensive language training will meet your needs. Lessons are usually 90 minutes, once or twice a week and a typical module is 36 hours. This type of corporate language course has to be regarded as a long-term strategic investment. Moreover, it constitutes an efficient tool of staff retention.
If you frequently travel abroad or deal more and more with foreign clients, operational language training is the most effective solution. Operational language training is a combination of regular extensive sessions and intensive training days, which kick-start the course and later either consolidate the knowledge assimilated during the regular tuition or boost the learning process. This is an excellent option guaranteeing effective results in a short time.
If you are confronted with an immediate and urgent need for communication, a crash language course is the answer. This will help you to meet a very specific need (e.g. preparing for a presentation or a meeting, going to a seminar, transferring abroad…). Such language programmes can be organised and carried out on a very short notice, at any time and any day. They can take place in your office. Prior to your crash course, we will carry out an in-depth level assessment as well as a detailed needs analysis in order to define your personal course content.
Prior to your language training, we carry out an in-depth needs analysis (view the Communication Chart for Business) and discuss your language objectives. We will then assess your level in the four skills (oral, aural, reading and writing skills) if required. This information will help us to design your tailor-made language course and set realistic goals. A language course proposal including the findings of this consultation and our adequate recommendations will be sent to you for approval (this preliminary service is free of charge).
Our tutors assess their trainees throughout the language training course and monitor their progress by using the Common European Framework level chart (CEFR) endorsed by the Council of Europe (download the CEFR level chart). In order to boost the motivation and progress of each student, we can prepare them for a recognised diploma or certificate for French, Italian, Spanish or German, or for the Cambridge Examinations for English as a Foreign Language. When your trainer thinks that you are ready to sit your examination, we will take care of your enrolment and administration of the procedure.
During your corporate language training, we provide you with a monthly Lesson Record sheet showing a content summary of each lesson as well as the time, attendance and duration of each lesson. If at any point in time your needs change, we will amend your course content accordingly.
When you have completed your language training course, you will receive a Progress Report which will review your achievements. This report will also include recommendations for further language training if required. Your Human Resources Department will also receive a monthly spreadsheet detailing the dates and attendance for each lesson as well as the status of the courses in terms of hours completed.
Your success in language training is determined by your work and dedication, but also by our tutors. Therefore, all our teachers meet the following standards: