Corporate Business English
The school has been providing business English language training for foreign staff working in companies based in Dublin since 2005. We have built up a good reputation for excellent service and this has been key to our success. We have experience dealing with both small & medium sized companies as well as multinationals in a wide range of business sectors notably: finance/auditing, information technology, hotel and leisure and the retail industry to name but a few.
Initially, we meet with both the HR/Training department and the individual student(s) to assess their needs and proficiency level. Private individuals as well as group students are given a language test as well as a mini interview to accurately assess their proficiency level. Courses are tailored according to the students' needs and company priorities. This is a cornerstone of the school's philosophy - namely designing a tailor made course for each and every student. Group students should have similar levels and learning objectives as the programme would cover the collective needs in this case. Below, I list a sample syllabus over a 12 week course.
* Week 1: Corporate culture
* Week 2: Leaders and Managers
* Week 3: Work / job satisfaction
* Week 4: Entrepreneurship
* Week 5: Advertising/Digital Marketing
* Week 6: International business / Globalisation
* Week 7: Meetings
* Week 8: Presentation skills
* Week 9: Writing skills
* Week 10: Telephone skills
* Week 11: Corporate strategies
* Week 12: Summative test + feedback.
However, nothing is "fixed in stone" but these are just a few of the key areas we offer our clients. We focus on all the language skills that are needed to succeed in today's fast-moving high-tech workplace which include: reading, listening, and writing skills, in addition to getting the students to hone their oral skills; all underpinned by a strong foundation of grammar rules. This is our methodology - a combination of the communicative and grammar translation method - this is what we believe to be the most effective way to improve your language skills in the long run. Apart from the main business topics mentioned above, we also put a lot of emphasis on the lexical approach to learning a language. You will be exposed to a lot of new vocabulary, idioms, phrasal verbs in both general and business English contexts.
We can send a teacher to your premises at a time to suit your staff. We are available from 8am to 8pm Monday- Friday.