Valerie Ward, Assistant to Administration Director, Canada Life Assurance Europe Ltd.
Tim O’Hanlon, Vice President, African Business, TULLOW OIL PLC
Natasha Ginty, Business Development Manager, Hawaiian Tropic Europe Inc.
Frank O'Callaghan, Head of Actuarial, Capita Life & Pensions, Ireland
Chris Daly, Office Manager, Overseas NEIL Limited
Corporate Language Training: How We Work
1. Setting Goals
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).
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.
4. Measuring the results
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.
5. How we achieve results
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:
- They are native speakers
- They are trained as teachers
- They are highly experienced
- They have the knowledge of the business world
- They have the flexibility to address your needsin terms of course content and timetable
- They will always give you an interesting and entertaining lesson, maintaining your enthusiasm for language learning
To have an overview of how we work, please download our Training/Monitoring Process.
For a free of charge needs analysis or further information on our corporate language courses and training please contact us.