Courses for businesses
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inlingua offers its services to a great number of businesses and institutions around the country (eg Credit Andorra, MoraBanc, Bank of Sabadell, the Andorran press, the Ministry of Education and Culture). We run language courses using a range of methods adapted to the specific needs of each sector (eg banking, tourism, telephoning). All have trusted us, and continue to trust us, with language training for their staff.
After analyzing all the individual requirements, we have developed a course specifically designed to meet the company’s objectives. With the aim of creating an optimized course, we pay special attention to corporate culture, employees’ aims and specific internal requirements. Course structure and schedule also conform to the company’s needs.
Course development is monitored and we make sure it always conforms to the original course objectives. The individual in charge of contact keeps the human resources departments regularly informed.
For businesses, inlingua has the line of APP (Accelerated Professional Program) materials, which follow a similar structure to those of the GPP (General Purpose Program), but are based on professional and business situations.
Following the levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR), the APP also has various materials for students, resources for teachers and additional tools.
Businesses that operate on a national or international scale benefit greatly from the extensive network of inlingua centres. A contract with inlingua will allow them to establish a unified structure with regard to reports, evaluations and other aspects of the courses.
Consult the price of the classes for businesses.
The modules are courses with specific themes for students with a level equivalent or superior to Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). They are placed in a professional context and are used to improve the level of language when their own personal work requires it. These courses are also suitable for individual classes.
Students can choose from different specifically designed modules, such as Business Writing, Negotiating, Meetings or Telephoning.
Each module includes a CD with audio material which provides opportunities for specific practice of the language and for a focused analysis of the structures of which the professional world is formed. The materials which make up the modules place the students in real life communicative contexts, which helps enhance their motivation.
The course provides real-life situations which take place in the business world, thus introducing students to specific and versatile language, practised in authentic contexts.
The chosen language is directly linked to strategies used in business communication, allowing participants to apply their professional skills to the speaking and writing of the English language. The courses also cover communication techniques between other non-native speakers.
Modules (from 10 to 20 hours)
- Business Correspondence
One of the most radical evolutions that have taken place in the work environment is the way in which professionals relate with each other. The internet and e-mail have created a revolution when compared to previous practices. The content of this module prepares professionals so that they can master the techniques and language of this world.
- Business Writing
New technologies have completely changed the communication system shared by business. The immediacy of these mediums means that intermediate and high-level tasks need to be conveyed effectively in writing. This module presents the key ways in which one can do this successfully.
Finance and economics are areas which have adopted English as a common language amongst all markets. This module prepares professionals of this specialisation so that they can communicate effectively with colleagues in other countries.
- Human Resources
The areas managed by a business’s human resources department are a fundamental part of the organisational chart. Globalisation has made these areas go international, and require specific linguistic skills, as their environment is highly competitive. This module helps individuals enhance these skills.
- Interview Skills
Interviews are, in many cases, the most suitable introductory letter professionals in a business environment can use. This module provides the key to a successful and professional interview.
Globalisation has meant that relationships between businesses and institutions from different countries are a regular occurrence. This module offers the necessary tools to learn how to conduct effective negotiations in the international language of the business world.
The technical language used in meetings is extremely precise and specific. In order to successfully take part in business meetings, it is necessary to master this type of vocabulary and any other specific language which often crops up. This module teaches professionals the linguistic techniques they need to use In order to conduct meetings as effectively as possible.
Giving a presentation in front of other professionals is difficult and puts many people’s nerves to the test. But if the presentation also has to be in a foreign language and this language is not properly mastered, the disadvantage is obvious. This module prepares students for successfully delivering convincing and effective public presentations.
- Real Estate
The world of real estate is highly competitive , which means that its professionals have to properly prepare in order to answer the demands of their market. Globalisation has caused an internationalisation of clients. This module brings the basic and essential elements of the real-estate world to the table, in order to help its representatives speak English fluently.
- Socializing across cultures
The globalised world has shortened distances and labour mobility is a reality. Many professionals need to have first hand experience of cultural and linguistic differences of countries far away from their home. This module provides the skills needed to mix with professionals from different countries – always in English.
Economic globalisation means businesses from different countries have to relate ever more closely. If telephone contact is not fluent, the image of the business or institution as a whole is damaged. This module prepares students to communicate by telephone professionally and efficiently.
Globalisation has made business and institutional relationships across borders commonplace. This module offers the skills needed to carry out effective negotiations using the international language of the business world.