Corporate Language Training
Academia has years of experience in customizing language services to fit special needs. We have worked with a wide variety of businesses to develop curricula to meet unique language training requirements.
By developing tailored programs we have enabled commercial customers to meet the needs of their international clientele.
We work with the customer to determine the needs of the particular industry and the particular service outlet. A typical beginning course for tourism workers will include a vocabulary of 500 words and phrases in the target language. The words will include general nouns and verbs as well as terms relative to the specific service be it a hotel, a transportation service or an entertainment establishment.
A beginning course will have an overview of the grammar and an introduction to the customs and cultural norms of native speakers of this language. At higher levels, more vocabulary and conversation skills are developed.
For the construction industry we have developed vocabulary lists of tools and construction verbs and phrases. We’ve provided a practical introduction to tenses (i.e. “I will pour the cement.” “I have poured the cement.”) and taught the difference between questions and commands.
For the aviation industry we can have taught the vocabulary of air traffic control and the words and phrases of the US aeronautics industry along with basic grammar and conversation.
Customers can meet with our curriculum specialist to describe their needs and develop a syllabus with weekly objectives or they can review one of our standard programs.