Corporate Language Programs
Communicate globally to succeed in business and life abroad
Language acquisition is not only about reaching proficiency, but also about understanding the values and traditions associated with the language you are learning. At SF Language Services we tailor our training to meet the needs and objectives of our clients.
- Highly-qualified instructors
- Flexible schedules
- Individualized curriculum
- On-site instruction
Private Business Language Training
We customize unique courses for individual professionals who want to develop verbal and written skills required for effective communication in the workplace. This program is based on a one-on-one instruction method. Our experienced instructors incorporate cross-cultural awareness methods to help fully engage expatriates in their new business environment. These private lessons are held on-site at the employee’s company or at a location convenient for the client.
Small Group Business Language Training
We create language training for small groups to help clients learn the skills necessary for personal or professional travel and business. We provide these programs in various languages, including but not limited to English, French, Portuguese and Russian. Likewise, training is offered at beginner, high-beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. They all focus on the skills required for business communication, basic daily interactions, travel and cultural awareness. The small group lessons are held on-site, at the employee's company.
Expatriate Family Language Training
Our language program for expatriates extends personalized instruction to the spouses and children of expatriates in order to develop their language skills. It provides family members with the communication tools necessary to successfully integrate into their new community and school. Our friendly instructors incorporate cross-cultural support to ease the transition and settlement of families. These private family lessons usually occur at the client's home.
Grammar and Writing Training
Our experienced instructors work closely to assist you to develop and enhance your grammatical ability, your writing style and expand your vocabulary. We quickly identify areas that need improvement and help you to edit and correct writing mistakes for grammar, punctuation or spelling.
Conversational English Training
This training is designed to help our clients gain daily conversational skills with specific attention to learning idiomatic and common expressions. This program is conducted in an informal and comfortable setting in which expatriates build their English vocabulary and understand American culture, as well as develop confidence in their speaking ability.
Accent Reduction Training
We customize this training to meet our clients' unique pronunciation and accent reduction goals. This training teaches the sounds of standard American English and increases confidence in the client's communication with native speakers of English. Our experienced instructors focus first on correcting the most salient speaking errors and then eliminating other language problems such as grammatical and sentence-structure errors, which may affect the client's speech. In order to customize a program that delivers maximum results, we assess the needs of our clients, their current capabilities, and their long and short term goals to ensure that they are placed in the appropriate level. The assessment tests enable clients and their instructors to plan and develop an effective course of study.