Learning isn’t one size fits all. Your language training company shouldn’t be, either.

 

Since our founding in 2007, CORE Languages has been committed to providing superior language and intercultural training that supports businesses in their development of a global ready workforce. Our difference comes from our backgrounds. Every member of the CORE Languages staff has instruction or expatriation experience. When we come to work each day, we bring our individual passions for learning about other languages and cultures, and our combined knowledge of what works, what doesn’t, and what’s new in our field.

We also recognize that learning is an intrinsically personal experience that isn’t one size fits all. We are proud to be a company that now operates globally. We are equally proud that we have maintained our commitment to individualized service and communication with corporate clients and community students — as well as an abiding compassion for the challenges of expatriation, relocation, and the language learning journey.

This shines through every day in the curricular customization and personalized student-instructor matching that sets us apart, whether we are…

  • Creating a language training program that is scalable and consistent for a client seeking training for associates at multiple international branches;
  • Designing a course focused on cultural sensitivity and business etiquette in corporate meetings for a client whose Chinese associates are preparing to participate in their first board meeting in the United States; or
  • Listening to the concerns of accompanying family members and finding the best possible instructor match for their needs — we’ve paired a pregnant partner with an English teacher who was also experiencing pregnancy, and matched children with instructors who specialize in teaching through play.

We are proud to work with companies who are industry leaders and who recognize the value of providing relevant, thorough language and intercultural training benefits for relocating associates and accompanying family members. We hire instructors who are experienced, dedicated professionals who care deeply about their students and their learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom. We focus on engaging and enriching our students because we know that their success in language and intercultural training improves business outcomes for our clients — and helping our clients maximize their potential in the global arena is at the heart of our mission.

Being data-driven and embracing technology enables CORE Languages to achieve these parallel goals. With more than a decade of experience building and managing corporate language and intercultural training programs, we’ve also seen what works and what doesn’t, and we’re constantly improving to make our training models leaner and more effective.

We know that class attendance is the top — and often the only — metric that most companies look at to evaluate student success. But attendance is a one-dimensional figure that often fails to fully represent the effort and progress of many of our students, who may be high-level employees with demanding schedules. Like our competitors, we monitor attendance at every class session, but we use that information as a starting point, rather than a final assessment. In fact, that’s exactly where our student success platform comes in, allowing us to send targeted messages to students whose attendance data indicates they might need additional support.

Here’s how it works. To better support our students, CORE instructors have developed web-based, interactive content from their language training curricula that students can access outside of class time. If a student is marked in our system as not attending a class that focused on the present perfect tense, the student success platform sends that student an automated message with a link to a corresponding lesson, which can be completed on the student’s own time. The platform also allows us to securely and non-invasively track student engagement with the supplemental course material on our website, so we know if, and how often, students are studying or practicing outside of class. These data points show clients how and when their employees are using their language training benefits, and gives our teachers the ability to make sure students are staying engaged throughout their course.

"Years before founding CORE Languages, I was a German student. My passion for the language and culture was inspired by the fantastic teachers I who taught me throughout years of study. It was always clear to me that they were there not just to teach, but to have their students walk away enriched, with their lives made better and fuller by what they learned.  Their passion inspired me to become a teacher.
When I started teaching, I sought to bring that same energy, dedication, and sense of purpose into my own classrooms. I founded CORE Languages to expand that vision, seeing the growing need for language training options designed to meet the unique needs of business environments.  My goal was and still is to create engagement and energy in the classroom to foster learning, to build a nurturing environment of respect and continued development of our current and future teachers and to constantly improve our services through smart data.
For over a decade, CORE has helped businesses achieve their strategic international goals by empowering employees to learn and find joy in communicating in a new language and cultural context.  With our online instructor-led courses, we now bring this to community members across the globe.
 

It’s a privilege to do what we do and share what we love with you. Together, let’s make “global ready” a reality for your workforce."

-Stephen Sovenyhazy

President and CEO

When you work with CORE Languages, you work with a lean company with global operational functionality and a caring, service-oriented team. We understand that learning isn’t one size fits all.

Let’s work together to find the best fit for your company.

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One of the biggest challenges some of our clients face, especially our group course clients, is being able to attend class every time. Our students manage entire departments, have meetings, go on business trips, all on top juggling every day tasks. How can we make sure that students can still make progress in their language course, and how do we measure this progress? Previously there were two ways: attendance and checkpoint scores. To us, this was not enough. Attendance is important, yes, but we wanted to provide each student an opportunity to make progress in a way that doesn't solely depend on it. This is what brought about the creation of the CORE SCORE. The CORE SCORE is a unique metric that is calculated from the following four elements:


  Cumulative Attendance  

Attendance is still a big part. Face-to-face time with a live instructor, whether online or in-person, is crucial to learning to speak and understand a language. Attendance makes up the C-SCORE.


 Opinion Sharing

Another important piece to ensuring the success of a course is staying on track! Many students have very specific language needs, but are hesitant to share direct and honest feedback, but this is exactly what we need in order to help keep courses on track. Throughout the course, students will be receiving very feedback surveys, asking them to provide constructive feedback about their experience in class. If everything is going well, great! But if it is not, we need to address this as soon as we can. Students are rewarded for giving their feedback, creating the O-SCORE


 Results from Checkpoints

A quiz or exam is an important piece to assessing what students have retained during class. Throughout a standard 60-hour course, students have access to short, multiple choice quizzes. When students submit their answers, they immediately receive their score, as well as an explanation for each correct answer. Instructors have access to students checkpoint results immediately, and can see what topics students need more support in. All completed checkpoints are calculated into the R-SCORE.


Engagement 

When students study and practice outside of class, their performance and checkpoint scores likely improve. The effort itself, however, is typically unrewarded. We believe that their engagement and their dedication deserves to be acknowledged and made visible, especially if their attendance is sporadic due to work commitments. This is why we have created level-specific grammar modules, which are online learning packages comprised of selected online materials, website links and audio/video exercises. Looking at and studying the material is rewarded, and allows our system to calculate the E-SCORE.

The CORE SCORE, or the Cumulative Attendance - Opinion Sharing - Results - Engagement-Score, is calculated uniquely for each student, giving a more accurate, detailed and comprehensive assessment of the progress made during class.

 

Sep 22, 2020, 19:18 PM by Robin
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The CORE SCORE - How does it work?

CORE-SCORE-PIC

 

One of the biggest challenges some of our clients face, especially our group course clients, is being able to attend class every time. Our students manage entire departments, have meetings, go on business trips, all on top juggling every day tasks. How can we make sure that students can still make progress in their language course, and how do we measure this progress? Previously there were two ways: attendance and checkpoint scores. To us, this was not enough. Attendance is important, yes, but we wanted to provide each student an opportunity to make progress in a way that doesn't solely depend on it. This is what brought about the creation of the CORE SCORE. The CORE SCORE is a unique metric that is calculated from the following four elements:


  Cumulative Attendance  

Attendance is still a big part. Face-to-face time with a live instructor, whether online or in-person, is crucial to learning to speak and understand a language. Attendance makes up the C-SCORE.


 Opinion Sharing

Another important piece to ensuring the success of a course is staying on track! Many students have very specific language needs, but are hesitant to share direct and honest feedback, but this is exactly what we need in order to help keep courses on track. Throughout the course, students will be receiving very feedback surveys, asking them to provide constructive feedback about their experience in class. If everything is going well, great! But if it is not, we need to address this as soon as we can. Students are rewarded for giving their feedback, creating the O-SCORE


 Results from Checkpoints

A quiz or exam is an important piece to assessing what students have retained during class. Throughout a standard 60-hour course, students have access to short, multiple choice quizzes. When students submit their answers, they immediately receive their score, as well as an explanation for each correct answer. Instructors have access to students checkpoint results immediately, and can see what topics students need more support in. All completed checkpoints are calculated into the R-SCORE.


Engagement 

When students study and practice outside of class, their performance and checkpoint scores likely improve. The effort itself, however, is typically unrewarded. We believe that their engagement and their dedication deserves to be acknowledged and made visible, especially if their attendance is sporadic due to work commitments. This is why we have created level-specific grammar modules, which are online learning packages comprised of selected online materials, website links and audio/video exercises. Looking at and studying the material is rewarded, and allows our system to calculate the E-SCORE.

The CORE SCORE, or the Cumulative Attendance - Opinion Sharing - Results - Engagement-Score, is calculated uniquely for each student, giving a more accurate, detailed and comprehensive assessment of the progress made during class.

 

Sep 22, 2020, 19:18 PM by Robin
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