Language skills are an important part of today’s working life. Investing in the language skills of customer service employees and other personnel is worthwhile because it enables the company to reach international customers, too. There are many methods for learning a language or improving language skills, from free applications to online and classroom courses. But what would be the best form of language training for a company?
Free online services are suitable for a hobby
There are dozens of free online language learning services available on the internet. With online services, language learning is based on many kinds of reading, writing, speaking and listening exercises, in which gamification is used to make them interesting and fun learning experiences.
Such online services are suitable for independent studying in your free time and for learning a completely new language as a hobby. But do they meet the language training needs of companies? In our opinion, no. In our view, the best option is language training that is tailored to the needs of the company, carried out by a skilled and experienced trainer.
Below we explain why a company should invest in tailored language training.
Tailored language training – help according to your needs
At Delingua, we offer tailored language training, which is always designed according to the needs of the customer company and especially the students who are participating. With tailored training, students get help where they need it most and the customer company gets the most out of the training. In a well-designed training package, time is not spent on anything unnecessary, and lessons are always planned to serve students and their needs. In addition, students can be divided into teaching groups according to their skill level, and lessons can be tailored to the needs of different groups.
The aim of the training may be, for instance, to maintain or improve the personnel’s language skills, to improve customer service in a foreign language or to teach Finnish to foreign employees. Whatever the aims are, tailored language training makes it possible to achieve such goals.
Free language learning services rarely have trainers present to advise and assist students. With our language training, there is always a skilled trainer present, either remotely or on-site. The trainer is responsible for planning the lessons together with the company and managing the progress of the lessons. They always ready to answer students’ questions. In addition to actual teaching, the trainer can also provide personal guidance, tips on language learning and information about the culture and customs of the area where the language is spoken.
Our trainers, who are familiar with the language skills required in working life, are skilled in designing a training package that helps the company reach its goals. Delingua’s trainers also have diverse experience in adult education. We have no problem stating that the results of trainer-led but student-driven training are considerably better than those achieved with applications and better suited to the needs of companies.
Remote training – at your own pace wherever and whenever you want
At the moment, almost all of Delingua’s language training is organised remotely. Online training makes it easy to choose the time, place and pace that suits you and still have the trainer present during studying. Indeed, flexibility and time management are the best aspects of remote training.
The trainer and the student no longer need to be in the same place at the same time: they can be on their couches at home, even in different countries. Online learning gives students the freedom to decide their own schedules. Furthermore, you can talk directly with a native speaker even on the other side of the world, and borders between locations and countries do not exist.
So why should you choose language training tailored specifically to your company? Because it is efficient, systematic, student-oriented, flexible, professional, effective and, above all, fun.