Language training is at the center of CORE Languages’ mission. We understand the importance of foreign language skills in today’s world, and we recognize how mastery of a foreign language can be critical for career advancement.
CORE’s language training programs for businesses offer a solution for companies whose international work could be amplified by their employees learning a language useful to their industry. The process starts with a goal-setting conversation between the CORE Languages support team and corporate human resources departments, which culminates in a custom-designed language training program built with a company’s goals and employee schedules in mind. Programs can follow a general track, or follow a business, technical, medical, or conversational specialization track.
All CORE language training programs are led by certified and experienced language instructors, and our curricula are designed to develop effective speaking, reading, and communication skills in the target language. We offer three types of learning experiences for our corporate partners: group, private and virtual language classes:
- Group language training is our most popular option, and is highly recommended for beginning language students. Our standard program — based on studies on language retention in adult learners — consists of two classes per week, with 1.5 hours of training and practice in each session. Classes sessions run for three or six months, the equivalent of four or two terms annually. All learning materials, including the class syllabus, textbooks, and supplementary resources, are provided by CORE Languages.
- Private classes are recommended for advanced students who are capable of working at a more demanding pace or who want to move according to a highly personalized schedule. Often, these students are preparing for international travel or working on a particular project with overseas clients. Private sessions are customized entirely on an individual basis, and
- Distance learning language training programs are also available in our most commonly requested languages, including Spanish, German, and English (ESL and EFL). Online classes with CORE are led by certified instructors in real time through our participation-based virtual learning platform. If your business is seeking to provide language training to employees based out of branches around the country, CORE can provide in-house language training at each location or organize an online class exclusively for your company that will bring together your employees for high-quality instruction in a virtual classroom.
Once your language classes are up and running, CORE continues to support the central aims of your training program through reporting and assessments. CORE program managers provide human resources departments with regular attendance monitoring and student performance evaluations, and additionally follow a standard assessment schedule to show students’ progress and identify key areas of focus for subsequent classes. For European languages, CORE adheres to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF), a six-rung scale for measuring student performance. Regular assessments are useful for your team to monitor and record employee achievement during the course of their CORE Languages training program, as well as for CORE instructors to continually improve their teaching strategies.
No matter the size of your group or your specific language training needs, CORE Languages is equipped to support your business through language education for your valued employees. To learn more about our many training options and design a custom program to achieve your company’s goals, contact CORE Languages today.