English language training
Cross-Cultural Corporate Language Solutions for Your Business (back to top)
Companies entering the international business world discover quickly that competition is intense and challenging. Whether you are selling to customers abroad, considering a joint venture, managing a staff of foreign nationals, or consulting for a company with overseas interests, it is imperative that you understand the nuances of doing business with and socializing in your target country in order to succeed. Our programs are designed to address your specific needs.
Approach offers off-site and on-site Cross-Cultural Corporate Language Programs for companies and individuals who need to acquire specific language skills, become proficient in a foreign language in a short period of time, and gain an understanding of a particular country's business culture.
Our courses include American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Latin American Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Italian, and French. These courses can be conducted in large or small groups and can be tailored to meet your company's unique needs. We have a large selection of training solutions to benefit your organization and make the most of your experience with us. We can also evaluate your needs to create a customized program that defines and meets your business goals. Whether you choose to offer on-site or off-site training, your employees will have access to our facilities to use our media resources, including our computer lab.
Customization within Your Reach (back to top)
Maximize your business' time and resources:
We help you recognize your organization's current and future needs and establish training workshops to meet those requirements. We work with you to help you determine which candidates within your company should attend training and which skills will be the most beneficial for them.
We have worked with businesses, colleges, and government agencies, and have experience in the following areas:
Whether your institution is looking for long or short-term assistance in providing students with courses in a foreign language, we can design a course syllabus and conduct the course on-site or train your own staff to teach the course. We can direct you to the best resources to be used in class and for testing.
If you are interested in offering your employees educational training, our ESL Program is ideal. Employers can opt to enroll employees in our regular ESL program at a corporate discount or request private courses for small groups or individuals. Management may also choose to take lessons themselves, particularly if they have a significantly international workforce.
Sometimes the greatest barrier in communication is not from language, but from cultural differences. Misunderstandings can be avoided if expectations are understood beforehand. Far from being a workshop that reinforces stereotypes, our Cultural Awareness Seminars and Workshops familiarize you with the differences in social and business behavior in a different culture. Participants are given information about the chosen country's history and culture in a comfortable environment where discussion is encouraged.
Quality, Flexibility & Affordability (back to top)
Choose which option suits your situation best.
Customized Group Instruction:
Customized training is a cost-effective, efficient, and convenient way to train your employees. By requesting that we customize a training program, you ensure that employees' exposure to relevant and specific topics is maximized. All aspects of your customized training program are at your discretion. Courses can be conducted at your facility, at the offices of Approach, or at another location of your choice. Training can also be delivered in a format that best meets the needs of your organization. Classes can meet on consecutive days, one day a week, half days, or in the evenings. In addition, you may use your equipment or we will bring our own “Portable Lab” for your use.
Private lessons for individuals can be arranged at Approach's facilities. The development and practice of oral proficiency is the ultimate goal of the program. Approach can improve skills, including handling telephone conversations, composing business letters, conducting negotiations and meetings, giving presentations, and communicating with colleagues and subordinates.
Since our corporate training programs can be designed to order, you can select only the components that matter to your organization. You can decide on the program's length and request “supervised labs,” a cost-efficient solution that consists of providing your own personnel to conduct a plan of study to complement our regular program. With so many choices and so much flexibility, you can afford to offer your employees a language training solution that ranks among the best available in the market.
Approach Clients (back to top)
- Community Newsdealers, Inc.;
- Cyber-Ark Software;
- Mass Bay Community College;
- McDonald's Corporation;
- The Massachusetts DMR
Approach is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.