67% of executives said that language miscommunications lead to inefficiencies and almost half agreed that it made collaboration more difficult, slowing down productivity
To meet your business demands, all our programs are personalized according to your goals and necessities. Regardless of your industry, role or goal, we will address all the communication situations in which you typically act. To do so, we will take the time to understand who you communicate with, what are the main topics you discuss, and what rapport you want to build. Based on the gathered information, we will develop a unique training plan for you.
By combining a communication method and a task-based approach, we will reproduce real-life business scenarios so that you can feel comfortable and prepared for every situation.
We specialize in teaching general and sector-specific vocabulary in the appropriate cultural context for your industry. You will enhance your language skills by working with substantive content from current news sources and performing engaging activities, such as role-plays, mini-improvisations and debates. The weekly hours you should dedicate to the course will be recommended based on your target and availability.
At Language Advantage, we always track your progress. To do so, we focus on developing your proficiency level through can-do goals, which will be introduced progressively during your learning plan. These can-do goals, based on pragmatic real-world scenarios, are essential to keep you focused, stimulated, and aware of your business needs.
In today’s global economy, to make maximum impact, it is essential to understand how businesses are conducted overseas. Learning a second language, relevant to your business operations, equips you with the knowledge that is needed to make a positive impact.
It is a natural human instinct to respect and trust individuals who speak our language over someone who does not. Naturally, this also applies to the business world. If you want to earn the trust and esteem of your customers, partners and peers, learning their native language is one of the best ways to achieve it.
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Learning a new language means acquiring a new culture and mindset; once you are comfortable with these new language skills, they open doors into a more welcoming and interactive environment
~ Lizbeth Toscano, IAMGOLD, Language Advantage client since 2017
Bilingual individuals are known for their heightened cognitive skills. Those who speak multiple languages need to use more brain-power and often excel at memory functions, multi-tasking and problem-solving since their brain often juggles between different language patterns.
In a professional environment, these skills are highly valued, especially when it comes to creating a competitive and successful business setting.
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Employees who work in a foreign language often spend a considerable amount of time rereading the same documents, feeling unsure about what is being said in a meeting, or requiring assistance with translations.
Needless to say, if employees need to work regularly in a language in which they don’t feel comfortable, their productivity and enthusiasm can be severely affected.
Learning a new language might take time and effort but, in due course, the results will pay off, and not only for the employees! By investing in a specialized language program, companies can also save a lot of time and money in the long run.
It’s a fact: Language Advantage clients become more productive by saving hours every week relying on their improved language skills as opposed to translation services.
Read more about how IAMGOLD is saving time and benefiting from our French language training.