Expatriating to the UK or an English speaking country can be a demanding move for all concerned. Done well, it can build long-term value and enhance the status of the employer and the employee. Effective language training and cultural fluency in English play pivotal roles in the whole process.
Learning English can be daunting
For instance, what’s the opposite of I agree?
A lot of learners will naturally choose I disagree. But as you can see, there are a lot of other options. In fact most native English speakers will find that I disagree is just too direct (and sometimes can even be seen to be aggressive).
A small but subtle difference like that can impact greatly on how the speaker is perceived and whether their opinion is taken on board. Dialogue’s courses ensure that cultural acquisition is an integral part of language acquisition.
There are a myriad of course options available, infinite levels of competency and each business specialism has its own unique jargon and key phrases. Let us help guide you through the maze. Dialogue offers general and business language training to help. These courses can be intensive or ongoing. Whatever course you opt for, Dialogue knows what matters and how best to deliver it.
"Teachers in Dialogue definitely hold the view 'you can't teach people anything, you can only help them to learn'. All courses they provide are customised for individual needs, not only teaching English but also encouraging them to learn to have confidence in themselves to handle high levels of English in business day in, day out. "Honda Motor Europe
We make sure that the learning is optimised through being
There’s no point studying marketing English, if what you need is accountancy English. Dialogue puts together a programme that fits around your specific business context and needs.
We don’t just work from 3rd party course books. We know that project-based training using realia from your workplace is the most interesting and effective way to get results. What you learn is based on what you do in your working environment.
Dialogue doesn’t just work with theory: right from the start you will be using and expanding your newly acquired language skills to give you the confidence to put them into action once you’re back in your working environment.
If it isn’t enjoyable, you won’t learn so much: it’s a given. Our courses, materials and trainers are all chosen with this in mind.
How does it work?
We start with an in-depth training needs analysis (TNA) and assessment of the proficiency level in English. They will go through an Oxford online test and face-to-face conversation. From this we calculate the number of hours needed to achieve the objectives defined in the TNA.
We then determine the milestones, frequency of reviews and exams for each learner and language. It’s a collaborative process. You tell us what’s practical in terms of time and budget and we will do the rest.