In-Company Language Classes for Public
and Private Organisations of All Sizes
Language Trainers organises tailor-made classes in any language in any location. Our native-speaking, experienced trainers will teach your employees at your offices at any time of the day, any day of the week. We are that flexible; wherever your office is located, whenever you need to study, we will set you up with your ideal language instructor. In addition, our trainers can teach individual employees at the employee’s home or via Skype (for groups of up to 4).
Private classes are ideal for busy learners who have very little time, need complete
focus on their needs, and total flexibility to be able to cancel and reschedule
with very short notice. If you need to change the day or time of the class, we only
require 2 working days notice (e.g. to change a class on a Tuesday, let the teacher know the Friday before).
A group can consist of anywhere between two and fifteen students. However, we find that with large classes, instructors are unable to provide enough individual attention to help each student progress quickly and confidently. Because of this, we recommend seven or eight students in one group. In a closed group course, all participants should be at approximately the same language level. If proficiency levels are markedly different, we recommend splitting the group into two or more smaller classes. This will help ensure that each learner makes as much progress as possible with their language learning.
If you are unsure about your company's current language capabilities, our IT department will create a personalized online level test for your organisation - this is completely free of charge and you are under no commitment to continue if you decide to use a different provider. The test results are reviewed by our Academic Team and recommendations are made for the ideal group size and combinations.
If students are absent from a group course, we can provide make-up classes
that are usually billed at the end of the course. If the teacher is notified in
advance, it is possible to record an audio cassette of the class so the absentee
may listen to it later.
Another option is to arrange live online classes, which
can be attended even when students are in remote locations (as long as they have an internet connection).
Online classes can also be recorded and reviewed later.
For organisations taking 3 or more courses (of the same or different languages in the same or across different offices) Language Trainers also offers special Loyalty Rates which we can discuss after you make your enquiry
Where your organisation needs more than just general language skills (for travel, survival, or conversation), our qualified, native trainers can teach more specific business topics to cover giving presentations, writing e-mails, making phone calls, managing negotiations, and/or technical language relevant to your industry sector.
Since our courses are tailor-made, a very detailed needs assessment is
done with you and the participants at the beginning of the class to ensure
that we cover everything you need to know and don’t waste your time with unnecessary
topics. You are also welcome to bring your own suggestions to the trainer and
elaborate the finer points of your course. We can also include accent softening and cultural
awareness where these are required.
Our teachers are all native speakers who are both experienced and certified to teach their own language to foreign learners. Furthermore, our tutors have a language-related university degree and at least 3 years of teaching experience. Before you start the course, we would be happy to send you your trainer's profile so you can have a look at her/his teaching qualifications and experience along with a suitable course outline. Beyond the quality of our tailor-made courses, our personal Course Coordinators (account managers) and our highly-experienced native-speaker instructors, we know that HR Directors and other managers will also appreciate our state-of-the-art Client Control Center which offers instant reports to monitor your employees' progress, attendance and test results in real-time.More info....
Please see our Global Client List to see which organisations we have taught in which
cities and by industry sector. You can also view hundreds of Client Testimonials and
dozens of Case Studies to see the excellent feedback our
clients are constantly giving us.
We can also send you client references you can personally contact; these are from world-class
organisations who have booked multiple courses over many years for their employees,
often for different languages in different locations.
To find more about the best method of language learning for your staff and to set up your own, no-commitment, language level tests for your organisation, please contact us here.
Client Case Studies
”"Language Trainers takes on the difficulties of finding a qualified teacher who suits your learning style and schedule on your behalf and manages them for you without too much of a price difference, while also allowing you to switch teachers if you think your current one isn’t suited to your style"”A Japanese Course and Self-Study: Finding the Balance
Language Trainers: Good day, Alice! We’re delighted to speak with you about your Language Trainers experience! Maybe you could start by telling us something about you?
Alice: Absolutely! I currently live in the UK and I am a lead programmer who creates various applications for clients.
Language Trainers: And why did you want to learn a language, and which one did you choose?
Alice: I chose to study Japanese. It has always amazed me and I have a great amount of exposure to it, with it being prevalent in the games and anime I enjoyed. I always wanted to understand it a bit more, even at university, but I was too busy with my studies and working to support myself to attend any of the courses they offered. Once I had graduated and felt stable within my job, I finally decided to pursue my interest in Japanese. I used many apps, such as Kanji Teacher, Memrise and Kana Drill. I began to learn simple words and their meaning and I was making good progress. Also, I began to pick up some words from Japanese media; however, I noticed the spoken words often didn’t match the subtitles. I knew at this point there was no going back: I wanted to understand Japanese, so I could understand the true meaning behind the words. I tried another app called Busuu, which helped me to learn some new vocabulary and how to write. However, I began to realise how important Kanji (Japanese characters) is to the context of the word. I wanted to learn but many apps are peculiar about how Kanji is learnt and Busuu couldn’t help me. While searching through some online forums, I found a lot of people suggesting two things: first, learning from a Japanese teacher is better than learning from a robot; and second, speaking Japanese to learn it is important. So, I decided I needed to invest myself more into the concept of learning Japanese and to take some official classes.
Language Trainers: Wow, so this really is a language you feel passionate about! It certainly is better to learn a language from a teacher, but why did you choose a programme by Language Trainers?
Alice: I had a few problems learning Japanese. I didn’t live close to anywhere that offered classes. Plus, I rent from my parents, so it was unfair to ask them to accommodate a teacher coming to the house at least once a week. In the end, I found two options that allowed me to video chat with a Japanese Teacher: iTalki and Language Trainers. iTalki was difficult: I would have to find a teacher that was qualified in my language, had the same ideas as me and could match my schedule. Language Trainers takes on those difficulties on your behalf and manages them for you without too much of a price difference, while also allowing you to switch teachers if you think your current one isn’t suited to your style.
Language Trainers: We certainly do our best to make your language learning experience as easy and convenient as possible! And would you say Language Trainers was worth the investment?
Alice: Language Trainers are definitely worth it! And fortunately, I never had to switch teachers! My teacher was amazing from the start. And I really like that Language Trainers value loyalty to their service.
Language Trainers: I am pleased to hear you say that! We try to match our clients with their ideal teacher from the start, so it’s nice to know we got it right for you first time! Can you think of some helpful and rewarding parts of the course to your language development?
Alice: The most helpful things about the course is that it gave me a place to start and establish a routine for my language learning. I definitely noticed an improvement. Since September last year, my teacher has guided me through Genki 1 and I’m ready to move on to Genki 2; something I never imagined I would be doing within the same year. I know this because I recently passed an N5 practice test. Although it was close, it was something I never thought possible as people usually say you need to complete Genki 1 and 2 to pass the test. It felt rewarding because it is proof that I am making progress.
Language Trainers: Would you recommend Language Trainers?
Alice: Yes, although I would always recommend that people do some self-study before jumping into Language Trainers. Language Trainers works best if you are committed to your language and willing to put in extra time to complement your classes.
Language Trainers: Thank you so much for telling us your story and experiences, Alice! Lastly, we like to finish by asking each student what is their favourite saying in their new language? Have you got a favourite Japanese phrase?
Alice: “頑張って!” (がんばって)” which means “do your best”. Learning a new language is difficult and a lot of people have many different preferred ways of learning. The teachers at Language Trainers are willing to tailor the lessons to your learning style, so if you think you can learn something more efficiently by taking a different approach, just speak to your teacher or advisor and they will help you figure something out!