Our courses offer firms and multinational companies the prospect of fluent communication in the main world languages within the shortest space of time. We guarantee a high ROI by delivering personalized courses, congenial to both the business profile and students’ individuality. Adequate command of foreign languages eases and expedites the access to new markets and opens up a more intimate avenue of communication with business partners, which now can be met on a ground familiar to them.
We favour in-house based training at the work place of our trainees in order to deliver the most immersive experience possible.
Initial testing comprises a written and an oral exam. In addition to the established multiple-choice testing method, our written exam also probes written message comprehension and written output capabilities. Depending on customer preference, for the oral exam we organize face-to-face or phone interviews. Our complex testing methods ensure both result accuracy and precision, enabling us to assign candidates language competency sublevels, distinguishing for instance between B1.1 and B1.2. The direct benefit for the company consists in a greater ROI and more precise peformance indices to guide the appraisal of the language training programme.
Based on a precise initial assessment we can set the training goals and the course content. Our course customization seeks to match the company development requirements and the personal goals of the trainees while conforming throughout to CEFR parameters and established language certification standards.
Subject to the set goals, we agree with the trainees on frequencies and timetables. Depending on the number of participants and pacing requirements, we offer the following course formats:
We set out with a preliminary presentation of the course programme and contents alongside the handover of the training material. Each session is structured in successive stages of presentation, practice and production, in a balanced ratio to each other. This format includes essential grammar, vocabulary, texts, audio-video supporting material, worksheets, interactive games, roleplay and not least conversation. We build on previous knowledge and consolidate by overlapping steps. Subjects once presented are reiterated in varied contexts throughout the rest of the course.
Our tests emulate the format of international established language certification exams and make good training therefor.
We publish the final results and look into the opportunity of continued training. We issue course completion certificates.
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The Benefits of training with Umlaut
- Responsible and precise language competency appraisal
- We employ interactive methods and the latest training materials in compliance with CEFR criteria
- We assess and provide constructive feedback
- We offer support in creating an environment for autonomous further development beyond the training programme
- We maximize exposure to the target language
- We empathize, communicate and motivate