Training Busy People on the Move
Blended learning, which combines face-to-face tuition with remote learning, delivers a convenient and flexible solution for those who are constantly on the move. With the ease and frequency of international travel in today’s business world it is both normal and expected for staff to be on the move meeting clients, partners and suppliers at any given time. The combination of this and increased trading with foreign markets means that employees in various roles and capacities are required to be away from the office, for days, weeks and sometimes months. The benefits including increased sales and increased international visibility are obvious but for L&D departments the constant movement of staff is an on-going source of frustration. Language training programmes are interrupted, tutorials missed and progression rates stall. Staff can become disillusioned as they fail to keep up with the course requirements and training spend is wasted.
Blended learning, which combines face-to-face language tuition with remote learning, provides a practical and flexible solution for those who are constantly on the move and travel for work. Face-to-face classroom time can still fill a chunk of the schedule but instead of missing lessons or falling behind there are a number of alternatives available for when employees are OOO.
One-to-one face-to-face Skype sessions can replace classroom time. These can be taken anywhere with a wifi connection, and can even be delivered by the same classroom tutor.
This option is extremely beneficial for those who need to focus on speaking and listening skills. With deals negotiated over conference calls it is of paramount importance that listening skills are developed and do no rely on body language and facial expressions to interpret meaning.
Without leaving the home, office, or even hotel room, a trainee can receive all the benefits of face-to-face training with a laptop, headset and webcam. This equipment enables them to communicate with their tutor and classmates in a simulated classroom situation.
Corporate training, whether on an individual or group basis, enjoys greater flexibility than ever before. Any company wishing to implement a training programme has at its fingertips a cost-effective and flexible solution for training staff anywhere in the world.
Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:
Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French