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
” It is so useful to have someone speaking to me in Greek… I’m now beginning to recognise words more easily but also understand that there is a burden on me to practise, practise and practise”Conversational Greek for Idyllic Holidays
Language Trainers: Good day, Neil. How are you, today? Thank you for agreeing to this interview.
Neil Hendriksen: I’m well and thank you for having me. It’s a pleasure to be of help.
Language Trainers: Firstly, would you mind telling us a little about yourself? Who are you, where do you live, etc?
Neil Hendriksen: I’m a former education consultant and school inspector, now living on the Isle of Wight. Previously, as a teacher and headteacher, I worked in the UK and overseas. Wherever we have lived, I have tried to acquire at least a bit of the local language.
Language Trainers: So, you’ve worked all over. How did you decide which language to study, then?
Neil Hendriksen: We spend a reasonable amount of time in Greece each year, and while I can put together enough sentences to just about get by, I am very aware of my lack of understanding and poor Greek conversational skills. I decided that I really needed to address this. (My guilt was increasing every visit!)
Language Trainers: And why did you choose Language Trainers to help you achieve this target?
Nel Hendriksen: I was looking for a company that could provide a native speaker and offer this locally. I wanted one-to-one lessons and some flexibility.
Language Trainers: Was Language Trainers worth it? What did you like most about our service?
Neil Hendriksen: It absolutely fits the bill! Unsurprisingly, Southampton is the nearest location to the Isle of Wight with an available teacher. The standard and quality of my tutor (Penny) is first rate. She is flexible and adaptable to ensure we get the best from each lesson while keeping it relevant and enjoyable.
Language Trainers: And what has been the most rewarding experience to come from your Language Trainers experience?
Neil Hendriksen: The flexibility and adaptability of Penny and her ability to recognise how best to cater the course for my needs and ability, especially during these Covid-19 days.
Language Trainers: That’s great to hear! So, would you say the course has been helpful to your language development? Have you noticed an improvement with your Greek?
Neil Hendriksen: It is so useful to have someone speaking to me in Greek. The default position, if you are a tourist or visitor to Greece, is that while you may try your Greek, the locals are very happy to reply in English (or in Greek at 400 km/h). I’m now beginning to recognize words more easily but also understand that there is a burden on me to practise, practise and practise some more.
Language Trainers: So, would you recommend Language Trainers?
Neil Hendriksen: I have already done so!
Language Trainers: That’s wonderful, thank you! Well, thanks so much for your time, Neil. Before we let you go, we would love for you to show off some of your new skills for us. What's your favourite saying in your new language?
Neil Hendriksen: ’Να παραγγείλουμε’ (To order) simply because I’d never known how to say it before. I could also include, merely for the sound of it, ‘έτσι κι έτσι’ (so and so). Come back later for something more intellectual!