Choose our corporate language training
We organise and conduct corporate language training in many cities in Poland, including Łódź, Warsaw, Katowice and Białystok, where we pass invaluable knowledge to participants. We invite you to take part in our training courses, both on-site and online, which are conducted effectively while maintaining a positive and friendly atmosphere.
Our trainers’ primary concern is facilitating communication and acquisition of essential vocabulary which enables participants to observe quick progress.
Before a training course:
- we analyse participants’ training needs
- we work together to define the main goal
- we study the needs and personalities of participants
- under the supervision of our head teaching specialist, we develop a curriculum, and the method of realizing it
- we select and create appropriate training material
- we conduct the training at a location specified by the client
- we hold a final examination (internal), and analyse its results together with the participants, as well as evaluate the delivery and the efficiency of the training course.
Each training course is dedicated to a specific group with common needs, proficiency level, and goals. A detailed curriculum is developed by a dedicated Hutchinson Institute teaching specialist.
During the classes, depending on the topic, we utilise such methods as: team work, pair work, individual work, games, simulations, case studies, brainstorming, minilectures, and presentations.
Modern and effective language acquisition
Throughout the course, we also use modern solutions supporting language learning, i.e.: Quizlet, Kahoot, Linguahouse, TED Talks, ClickMeeting, Skype etc.
For communication practice, we use: improvisation, scripts, controlled scripts, improvised and controlled reconstructions, open-end summary, controlled summary, translation, open-end and controlled presentations.
We use original materials developed in cooperation with Hutchinson Institute trainers and teaching specialists.
Our offer of language courses includes:
- general courses
- business courses
- specialist courses
- sector-specific courses
- English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Czech, Slovak
- Polish for foreigners
- MBE Master of Business English
- HRM Human Resources Management
- Business English Camp
International teams, internationalisation and globalisation of corporations require intercultural skills, including excellent language skills. In order to properly diagnose them, a linguistic audit is needed. It offers an objective and detailed evaluation of the linguistic competences of a company’s employees in terms of active and passive knowledge of the skills necessary for using a foreign language.
An audit is a perfect tool:
- during the recruitment process, as a tool for confirming the declared level of language competence. It enables to verify the level of proficiency, and it helps decide whether a candidate meets the recruitment requirements for a specific post.
- before a training course in order to define the level of participants’ language competence. The so-called proficiency level audit is a language diagnosis which enables us to establish a participant’s starting level, and define their training needs which at later stages facilitate the preparation of a tailor-made curriculum which will meet our client’s expectations.
- before and after the training course in order to easily evaluate the progress. A participant takes the same test before beginning and upon completing the course, which enables objective progress analysis, and helps us to define new training goals.
- as a verification of an employee’s level of competence in order to plan their development within the company, properly motivate them, and utilise their linguistic aptitude in the best possible way.
Audit consists of two parts: a written and an oral one. The former is a test consisting of a lexical and grammatical part, and an open-end part (composition). The latter is an interview conducted by the auditor which takes approx. 15-20 minutes. During the interview the auditor raises topics related to everyday life and hobbies, as well as work, duties, and projects in which the auditee is engaged. The aim of the questions is to check the person’s fluency, the range of general, business or specialist vocabulary, and the grammatical correctness of their utterances. The questions are adjusted to our clients’ needs, and focus on those areas which are most significant to them.
Audits can be conducted at a client’s premises or remotely. During an audit held at a client’s premises, the participants start with a written test, and later take part in an oral diagnosis of their linguistic competences. A remote audit enables flexibility in adjusting the date and time to the participants because it is held via the Internet while the interview is held over the telephone.
For employers, a linguistic audit constitutes a guarantee of candidate’s qualifications required in the recruitment process. For employees, it is an opportunity for self-assessment, and raising their qualifications. It eventually leads to facilitating communication within a company, and in everyday relations with business partners and external clients. It also ensures cost-efficiency, and a rational utilisation of corporate training budgets.