Tag Archives: ESL for construction

English Training For Professionals? Here’s How We Can Help

English training for professionals is never a one size fits all. Just as there are many different learning styles, there are just as many reasons for companies to provide corporate English training. Investing in business language training is a forward thinking move for any company or decision maker. For one thing, it provides associates with transferrable skills they will utilize for the rest of their lives. For another, it improves communication resulting in a faster and more competent workforce. Customized language training recognizes that every adult worker who speaks English as a Second Language (ESL) learns differently. Some enter our classes with some prior knowledge of the English language, and some have never had any exposure. Additionally, different people learn at different paces. Our online English classes are different than the rest because we center the needs of your workers while remaining focused on your business objectives. Some business objectives for workforce English training might be to highlight safety trainings. Or maybe you need to ensure employee ESL teaches industry specific vocabulary that your workers wouldn't otherwise know. Here's some examples of how we can help your business...
Read more

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.
Read more