Corporate English courses and whether to offer them to employees is arguably one of the most important investments a company can make in 2021. With trackable qualitative returns and concrete benefits to your business goals, growing your employees pays off. Whether you are the CEO or an HR manager when the decision to choose an English course arrives, how do you select a single course provider out of thousands and how do you know which is right for you? Here are the 3 main questions to answer when finding a solution that will meet the needs of the company and your employees or colleagues:
1. What Kind of Online English Training Does Your Company Need?
Unsurprisingly, most of the options available to companies today are similar. Nearly every English school- whether it be online or a traditional classroom style- offers some variation of a business English course simply because every industry and every field within requires business English training. English training for construction workers will be very different and require a different skill set than business English for manufacturing workers. Don't just settle for a generic English training course! Ensuring your employees are set up for success as much as possible means providing an industry specific English training opportunity.
2. Online English Classes With Real Teachers or Traditional Classes?
In 2021, we have more technology at our disposal than ever before. Zoom, instant messaging, and the introduction of the MetaVerse delivered by the former Facebook
company remote work is easier, more flexible and accessible than any other time in history. Determining the needs of your business and comparing against the needs of your employees will deliver the answer. If you don't know how your employees learn best- either at home or remotely- ask them. Send out a survey or ask directly. Don't just assume everyone can meet remotely. Maybe some have small children that require attention who don't create the best environment for concentration. Find out what your employees want and how they learn best, then deliver it.
3. What Level of Corporate English Courses do Your Employees Need?
There are different methods and tests that can help to assess individual levels of everyone who needs to take the course. Maybe you have a large company and some employees are intermediate whereas others are advanced. Having 2 different classes progressing at different levels may be an option for you. Maybe you have a small group of people and having a more intimate group setting works better for everyone. We can help assess and deliver English training at any level.
Corporate English training online can be a useful tool for the savvy business owner, for the international companies that need better communication and for the employees taking the classes. Offered in Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, Haitian Creole and Vietnamese, our highly engaging In-Person English classes and interactive English classes online with live native-speaking teachers are easy to access from wherever you are. We offer Real-Time Small Group and Private Lessons. Take our free Online ESL Placement Test or register for one of our upcoming online English Language courses.
For more information contact our Language Training Department:
Phone: (617) 731-3700