Employee Training and Development:
Language Skills Courses
We have a variety of language courses to meet your staff's professional development training need. Whether you are looking for a one-hour seminar, a half-day course or a customized certificate program, we've got you covered.
Some of the language courses we can bring to your facility include:
English as a Second Language: Basic Skills ESL
This preliminary course is designed to introduce students to the basics of the English language and to provide essential vocabulary for employees in a workplace setting. The focus of this course is mainly on listening and speaking skills.
More Americanized Pronunciation and Speaking (MAPS)
This course is designed for employees that are proficient in reading and writing the English language but would like to improve their mastery of spoken American English. This course will enable employees to dramatically increase their intelligibility and clarity of speech, effectively communicate with managers, coworkers, and patients/customers and increase their productivity, self-confidence, and effectiveness. In short, ESL is "learning English" and MAPS is a "polishing" class to help learners bring their English pronunciation and usage to a higher level. The typical MAPS participant has already completed ESL in terms of grammar, reading, and writing and now needs to build confidence with speaking and presentations.
SEL - English-Speaking Supervisors and Non-Native English Speaking Workers
This session will focus on common business communication issues in the workplace faced by English-speaking supervisors and non-native English speaking workers. The scenarios discussed in class will focus on communication needs and challenges commonly faced in agricultural operations.
Spanish (or Other Language) Specific to Your Profession
This course can be customized for any type of organization - landscaping companies, banks, retail businesses, healthcare facilities, etc. - and can be provided in a multitude of languages. It will focus upon specific terminology and occupational specific language, allowing staff to communicate with non-English speaking customers, supervisors, and co-workers. This class will focus on direct communication, narrowing the language barrier that may prevent professional and quality service.
For a complete list of our courses and descriptions, view our course catalog.
If you are interested in any course above (or another topic not listed), request more information online or call us at (848) 932-7701 to get started. We would be thrilled to hear from you!