Specialist Business Courses

Business language course

Our business language courses are designed according to your wishes (the length of the course, the intensity and the content). You can decide whether you would like a 1-on-1 or group lesson (2-10 participants). Whether you are a technician, a secretary or a top manager, you may need knowledge of a foreign language on a daily basis. Our goal is to provide you with the language skills to write business emails with ease and conduct a professional telephone conversation. Our trainers will use a mixture of standard and in-company materials. Some of the methods used in our courses are: video clips, authentic recordings, current newspapers and role-playing of business situations. Possible topics could be:

  • Negotiations
  • Presentations
  • Meetings and discussions
  • Language for travel
  • Customer care
  • Technical language
  • Language for executives

Financial language course

Our financial language courses are specifically for participants who operate internationally and use foreign languages in their financial, accounting and tax fields. Our specialist language trainers for this subject have a financial background and experience in the field. You will have the opportunity to learn how to communicate with ease and confidence in your field, understand financial standards, write business communication, produce effective reporting and feel competent in your ability to negotiate.

One-on-one language training for financial, accounting and tax advisors

Should you be in a hurry to learn or improve a foreign language for financial matters but have little time or an irregular schedule, we would offer one-on-one lessons as the optimal solution. You will have the opportunity to determine the content, length and location of your lessons.

Technical language course

These language courses are aimed at participants who need a foreign language to succeed within the field of technology. The participants need to learn a specific terminology to be able to understand documents and to explain technical matters to clients and colleagues. In courses where the focus is on “technical issues”, the language is learned using authentic texts and examples from the field. Participants will learn appropriate vocabulary and expressions as well as the grammar structures that they need for their work. Their own materials, such as emails, presentations etc., can be used as lesson materials. Our goal is to prepare you with the right mindset needed to excel in the world of technology today.

Tailor made business and technical courses

The client decides on the length, the intensity, the frequency, the size of the group and the content of the language course. Company documents, correspondence, manuals and operating instructions are integrated into the course materials. Real-life situations such as visits to the company by business associates can be practiced on company premises through role-playing.

Telephoning in a foreign language

Telephoning in a foreign language is one of the most difficult yet frequent business situations. You don’t have the opportunity to see the other person’s body language or facial expressions. Always having to ask your counterpart to repeat information when you didn’t understand him can be annoying or even embarrassing. The goal of this course is to help our clients improve their language skills, learn strategies and feel more confident while talking business on the phone.

Pronunciation training

Articulating and pronouncing a foreign language correctly is essential for business communication. Grammar rules and vocabulary are, of course, necessary when speaking a foreign language but communication is most effective if the rhythm, word stress and intonation are known and used correctly. This special course puts a great deal of importance on the right pronunciation so that the participants will profit from being able to express themselves clearly and correctly. According to recent research, correct pronunciation is seen as more important to integration than correct grammar.

These courses are available in English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Portuguese.
Other languages can be available upon request.