The Linguarama Approach

How we organise our courses

Linguarama language training programmes are carefully planned to meet the learning needs of each client. People have a variety of reasons for wanting to learn a language: communicating effectively with colleagues or clients, writing letters, obtaining information, listening to others or conversing socially. They start with differing levels of competence in the language and have differing targets for achievement.

How do we ensure that our courses are designed and managed effectively?

  • Detailed notes are taken to identify precise training needs.
  • Current language level is assessed and analysed according to the Linguarama Competence Levels Chart.
  • The targets for the course are agreed - both the language levels and the skills to be acquired.
  • A course is designed to meet the training objectives set.
  • A team of trained teachers, all native speakers of the language, implement the training programme.
  • A constant review of the relevance and effectiveness of the programme is carried out.
  • The final report gives the individual and the company a detailed profile of the progress made together with suggestions for continuing language acquisition.

Setting targets

Planning the contents of a course and setting realistic targets for learning are a crucial part of the Linguarama service. We establish the structure for a course by considering the existing language level of the individual and the reasons for needing to learn more.

Initial Assessment

The current language level of the individual is assessed in a comprehensive test. As a starting point, we need to know just how much or how little of the language each person knows.

Needs Analysis

An interview is then held to establish exactly the needs to learn the language, how it will be used and what standard of competence is required. The current level in the language and the target level are compared. Language competence levels are graded, from Level 0 to Level 4 (in steps of 0.25), for each different language skill, e.g., for writing, understanding, speaking socially, speaking in business meetings and so on.

The Course Programme

A course programme is then designed using the Linguarama Core Syllabus. This enables the individual to progress in stages towards the agreed target level of competence. The course is delivered by a team of trainers, all of whom are native speakers.

Course Report

At the end of the course, a final report is prepared for each individual. This records what has been achieved, and advises on future language development. Individuals and organisations can therefore measure the effectiveness of their investment in training with Linguarama and the need for further progress, if any, to carry out their job effectively.

 

Client List


Companies that trust us for their language solutions

Testimonials


  • "I was offered a programme that met completely with the requirements and even exceeded my expectations."
    U.G., Member, Italian Parliament.
  • "The content of the course was varied and interesting. The teaching was open to the different learning styles of the students, and picked up correctly on all our strengths & weaknesses."
    N.W., Manager, GSD, Germany.
  • "The atmosphere is very professional and welcoming, and gives an excellent first impression. It is like my family."
    R.S., Lecturer, Bocconi University
  • "The host family was very comfortable, they were friendly and interesting. I had my own bathroom. 'Executive Group Programme'"
    Yoann Vidalenc, Areva France
  • ".. informative and detailed, lots of role-plays, very practical. I'll definitely recommend this training to others."
    Joo Myung Hur, Production Manager, Korea
  • "Content - brilliant!, Resources - perfect! Social Programme - the best!"
    Gavin Sang Keun Yu, Production Manager,Kuala Lumpur
  • "Course content had good balance between theory, practice and exercises!"
    T. M., Research & Development, Novozymes
  • "My programme was tailored exactly to my individual needs – all my expectations were met completely."
    T.E., Consultant, Bearing Point, Germany.
  • "Perfectly selected content, tailor-made and individual to my demands. My teacher was experienced, she was a good communicator and perfect at encouraging me. 'Individual programme'"
    Bernd Pompetzki, Commerzbank
  • "The course was well prepared, the teachers were really good with professional and financial backgrounds. 'English for Finance'"
    Lukasz Szarawara, Adamed Sp, Poland
  • "Best language teachers I have ever had"
    J.D., Audit Manager, PWC
  • "Teachers were perfect, flexible, challenging, giving clear rules and feedback "
    J.J. - Bayer Schering
  • "I collected the feedback of our team, which confirmed my valuation of the professional setup of your centre - both highly productive regarding the English training and a lot of fun and entertainment ."
    KC, HR Manager, Austria
  • "Very good, very flexible to meet my needs"
    C.S., Logistics Dept., KLM Cargo
  • "My teaching programme was very interesting and helpful and contained an interesting variety of different activities."
    G.M., Manager, KH General Insurance, Hungary.
  • "The teachers are very professional and competent, and they are very helpful for us. Because their teaching styles are very good and varied, lessons were never boring."
    A.A., Chemist, Boehringer Ingleheim, Germany.
  • "We learned a lot through clever role plays and other situational conversations. This was an excellent way to increase conversational skills and build our confidence"
    T.F., Manager, Nevitel, Slovakia.
  • "My programme and course was very helpful for me. Everything was well-prepared, and the materials were perfect (I will be keeping all of them as my “treasures”)."
    D.H., Engineer, Seibu Oil, Japan.
  • "The teaching is very good; they are able to control our discussion and encourage us to speak as much as possible. The feedback is also very useful."
    Y.I., Engineer, Nisshin Engineering, Japan.
  • "Excellent course content"
    A.J., Manager, Derpart Reisevertrieb
  • "The teachers had a perfect background for the financial course. 'English for Finance'"
    Petra Speidel, Magirus International, Germany
  • "Very intensive course !"
    M.C., Internal Audit, Unicredit