Top 3 most common corporate English training programs
Businesses nowadays are investing more and more in recruiting English proficient staff members. Most companies operating in Vietnam don’t have 100% English-speaking employees, but they choose to conquer this challenge by opting for corporate English training. However, there are numerous corporate English training programs on the market, which will be the right fit for your company?
The importance of English training for business
Gain competitive advantage
Expanding one’s business by reaching out to new markets is one of the primary goals today. This opportunity comes with a particular requirement – using English as a primary language for communication. To meet this requirement, businesses need their employees to have a specific background in English, enough to communicate and work with foreign partners smoothly.
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Increase employee efficiency
Businesses with multiple production facilities located in foreign countries and domestic units that employ international experts will also encounter many difficulties regarding language barriers. Therefore, corporate English training plays a vital role in communicating and helping employees complete their tasks more accurately.
Building a global business
If you want to expand your business scale, it is inevitable to approach and cooperate internationally constantly. Especially for businesses that aim to become a global brand, having regular skills training and a board of staff with proficiency in English is one of the mandatory requirements.
Types of Corporate English training
There are various corporate English training courses on the market. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Here are the 3 most common types of corporate English training:
Hiring In-house English Training Specialist
For business units with a small scale of employees, compact English needs, a small budget, and a long-term investment plan in L&D, hiring an in-house English training specialist is considered the most optimal solution.
The training specialist will design and custom the training curriculum according to the requirements of the management. However, hiring an in-house training specialist still proposes certain disadvantages. The issue of efficiency is a considerable challenge. To fully absorb English, each employee needs a tailored training program, with different learning speed and constant practice with their trainer, which is a challenge when there is few trainers compares to the number of trainees.
English centers group enrollment
Before the pandemic happens, many companies opt-in for business English courses at English language centers. This saves time and effort, for the business side, in planning the appropriate curriculum and schedule for different departments. In addition, there are a considerable number of trainers at each English center, which can offer businesses more flexible choices such as organizing multiple classes at the same time, or having multiple trainers for one class.
However, Covid has proven many of its weaknesses. Besides the need to be performed offline, the high cost is also its most significant disadvantage. Typically, the price of training at centers is relatively high, and not all businesses can maintain a big budget for an extended period. Moreover, scheduling the right time to train a large number of employees is also a tricky question that needs answering. Having urgent meetings, or phone calls from high-value clients, to personal issues, … are some of the contributing factors in distracting learners, which returns in the delay of the training process when opting in for English courses at English centers.
Online corporate English training program
Many companies now choose an end-to-end corporate English training solution package from ELSA Speak to overcome the disadvantages of those mentioned earlier corporate English training programs.
For businesses, the top goal of English training is improving communication skills. How employees can communicate fluently and meet the native English standards quickly is not simple. However, with ELSA Speak, businesses’ requirements can be solved in a snap of the fingers.
ELSA for Corporations is an all-in-one, world-class corporate English training solution. After understanding the goals of English training and your industry’s requirement for English proficiency, ELSA
To kick-start the training process, the ELSA Testing System will quickly and accurately conduct assessment English tests for the entire board of staff members. Thanks to voice recognition technology and intelligent artificial intelligence (A.I.), this process takes less than a few days – compared to a whole week process when performing traditionally.
This helps minimize costs for businesses in determining the qualifications of each employee and providing appropriate training directions.
After finishing the assessment test, businesses will have an overview of their companies’ English level and have a clearer understanding of what needs to be done moving forward. A customized learning path, designed by top academic experts, will be created, tailoring to the specifics context of the industry and the needs of the business.
Not only can businesses access their tailored content and lessons, companies also have access to ELSA’s full learning resources with over 13,000 speaking practices lessons, and +120 topics ranging from business English to casual conversation.
In addition to the comprehensive learning resources available, staffs members only need a mobile device to study anytime, anywhere fits their schedule. This helps working professionals to have a much more active approach to their study process.
However, online training imposes a big question – How can businesses track the training efficiency?
With online corporate English training solution from ELSA, businesses will have access to detailed daily-updated reports. This reporting system visually displays the before and in-training English level, the number of class hours studied, number of lessons learned, audit results of each employee, and whole department in comparison. With this, directors can see the big picture of the training process, and have a timely adjustment in directions if needed.
It is a challenging quest to find and choose a suitable English training solution for your business. However, it is crucial to equip your business and employees with English skills in a fast-changing world today.
Book a demo with ELSA for Corporations and experience our end-to-end corporate English training program!