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English For The Construction Industry Is About Safety

English for the construction industry is about more than creating mutual understanding. Which is vitally important in any industry. The desire for understanding and to be understood is a basic human instinct, and there is no minimizing that. When we are talking specifically about the construction industry, English training is primarily about safety. According to the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) - one of the U.S. construction industry's trade associations - immigrant workers account for nearly 25% of the entire construction workforce, and average 30% of all construction trades. Additionally, a 2019 report from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) shows that the construction industry has the largest gap between skilled workers who speak English as a Second Language (ESL) and managers who can speak those languages. And the gap has been widening ever since. For those who own or manage a construction business, ensuring that your worksite and workers remain safe is a top priority. Making Rosetta Stone part of your onboarding experience can definitely help to reduce language barriers, but it doesn't necessarily always translate to the particulars of a day-to-day construction job... because they don't go far enough. That's where we come in.
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Laboratory Safety Starts With Communication

Laboratory safety refers to a lot of things. It can refer to the protocol for handling chemicals, operating heavy machinery and even communication. How we communicate with each other usually varies on the situation. But the primary goal is to relay a message, and ensure it was received in the manner intended. Certain things can make it more difficult to understand, especially in a working environment. As a business owner that works in a laboratory, your main objective is to ensure worker safety and many of them tend to have a goal to improve communication. But what if we told you that worker safety and communication aren't separate things? Here's how we can help...
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English Class For Companies & Evaluating For Bilingual Positions

English class for companies is a worthwhile investment to make prior to filling bilingual positions. Decision makers and leaders should know how to evaluate language skills properly, before hiring bilingual candidates. Especially when the job prefers bilingual candidates. This seems like a no-brainer, but how can you have assurance in a candidates language proficiency if the hiring manager isn't also bilingual? What if your business is expanding into new markets, and no one in your company is proficient in that target language?
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Online ESL Courses For Migrant And Domestic Farm Workers

Online ESL - English as a Second Language - courses don't have to be a one-size-fits-all. In fact, they are more effective if they aren't. Specifically with adult learning, different people are coming into class with different objectives for being there, every adult is on a different learning-level and everyone learns at their own pace. So then, how do we teach a group of adults to learn English online for their employer? The good news is: we know what we're doing. Online language training for businesses is people centered, business focused meaning that we evaluate and meet your employees where they are at in their journey to learn English; while remaining focused on your personal business objectives. Do you need your workers to be able to speak professionally to customers? Do you need them to confidently deliver presentations? Whatever you need from them, we will work to ensure your goals are met by providing private, corporate sponsored English lessons to small groups of up to 15 people. As with all of our online English classes, your employees will receive the highest quality of remote learning available, with unique and engaging courses that are convenient, and delivered with LIVE instructors who teach every class in real time. Specifically with migrant and domestic farm workers, employers want to know that they are making a sound investment. Depending on immigration visa category, migrant workers can remain in the United States for up to 3 years- although, the majority stay for 1-2 years. So, how can employers be confident that they will see a return on their investment?
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