Language Training for business and private clients. Language Courses in Spanish, English, Italian, French, German and Russian.
providing the very best in language immersion using the communicative method.
to see why our one-to-one language courses are so successful.
You may not remember how you learned your mother tongue. You did this by being immersed in the language. Your mother tongue was learnt first from your parents on an immersion basis. It was acquired through very enthusiastic and motivated trainers-your parents. (Did they give you a weekly lesson or a set of tapes in your play pen and tell you to get on with it?)
Most of all you needed to communicate to function and survive. Only later on were your skills honed and refined by teachers at your first formal schooling.
This is the successful formula you need plus immersion.
Therefore if your goal is achieving a working fluency in another language think carefully of the investment and sacrifice that this in reality will take.
A great many of our clients already speak another language apart from their mother tongue. They have more recent experience of mastering another language.
Our courses are demanding. They are for people who need to speak their chosen language rather than simply have an abstract idea that speaking another language is interesting.
We don't go so far as saying "no pain no gain" but if mastering a new language were easy, you wouldn't need the services we offer.
The structure of our language courses maintains this enthusiasm and commitment. If you have the right motivation to start with, we don't allow this to wane.
To be a useful business tool you need to be accustomed to function in the targeted language for more than short packets of time. Perhaps your overseas associates work to the convenience of your attention span-perhaps not.
If our client goes to Rome or Madrid for business he or she rarely needs to perform for an isolated hour or so. The client is required to use their language skills for their typical working day of 12 hours.
This requires experience and practise before the results become vital- (Or do you simply expect to default to your mother tongue after the pleasantries?)
Our clients appreciate that they will be required to use these language skills in a real business environment. Some providers will give the impression that it only takes a little light stretching to run a marathon. The experienced runners -like our clients- know it takes much more than that.
If you are being posted at a months notice to manage a new subsidiary in Mexico it isn't enough to say to your new workforce that you have been learning Spanish or "understand a bit". You need to be able to communicate with that workforce. The whole notion of learning a foreign language becomes much less abstract.
It is results that count. You need to be able to communicate your knowledge of the language. That is why our clients take a language immersion course in London before they depart to their new country.