The ELP offers superior quality English language training and cross-cultural communication training to central Alabama companies and businesses.

English Language Training

Communicating effectively on the job with colleagues, employees, suppliers, and customers who speak English often provides a challenge for international workers who are in the USA either temporarily or permanently. In the quest to be competitive in today's global economy and international job market, English language skills frequently provide a definitive advantage. The ELP provides high quality, specialized English language training opportunities for individuals from non-English speaking backgrounds to improve their English for use in business or on the job.

With a variety of programmatic possibilities and with teachers experienced in providing English language classes for the business and the workplace, the ELP is uniquely positioned to work with companies and individuals in improving English language skills for general and specific business needs. For more information on what programs are appropriate for your workplace, please visit the following links:

Workplace English Programs

Our Workplace English Programs provide various English language training options that focus on the particular language skills necessary for success in various workplace settings. Previous programs have been developed for English-language learners involved in manufacturing, healthcare, banking, construction, and communications.

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Corporate Tutoring

ELP offers Corporate Tutoring to clients in a variety of industries, and the instruction can be customized to the particular needs of those clients.

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Workplace English Programs

The ELP specializes in English language training courses that focus on the particular language skills necessary for success in various workplace settings.

Specialized Training for Corporate Customers

A particular specialty of the ELP is the ability to design and execute language training customized to the particular needs of clients in a variety of industries.

For years, the ELP has served a variety of international and American companies in the central Alabama region who've chosen to invest in English language training for their non-native English speaking employees. Industries previously served include manufacturing, telecommunications, healthcare, scientific research, and banking.

By offering one or more specialized English courses on-site, Alabama companies can partner with the ELP to offer workplace English programs that improve communication and productivity in their workplaces. Classes can be offered on-site at your corporation, and flexible scheduling is available.

Examples of customizable workplace English topics include the following:

  • Communication Skills for Meetings and Negotiations
  • Business Writing
  • Research Writing Strategies
  • Listening and Speaking Skills for Manufacturing
  • Patient Consultation for Nurses
  • Pronunciation and Accent Reduction for Nurses
  • Writing Skills for Customer Service Reporting Software
  • English for Banking and Finance

For a complete listing, please contact the ELP directly.

The ELP can also offer customized, one-on-one Tutoring for Corporate Clients.

Corporate Tutoring

A particular specialty of the ELP program is the ability to design and execute language training customized to the particular needs of clients in a variety of industries. For years, the ELP has tutored employees at a variety of international and American companies in the central Alabama region. These companies have chosen to invest in particular employees – from management to executive level – in order to facilitate improvement in the employees’ English proficiency.

The ELP has tutored customers in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, hospitality, telephone customer service, and healthcare. For each tutoring contract, ELP tutors assess a client’s needs, design materials for tutoring, execute tutoring using best practices in their field and create progress reports to notify the company of the status of the tutoring session. Preparation of particular industry certification can also be performed during tutoring sessions.

The particular branch of English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction dedicated to creating customer-centered language training for employees in a particular industry is called English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Many ELP instructors have years of training in ESP, and several instructors have given presentations at international conferences on ESP best practices. Thus, the ELP has much experience and expertise in this particular field, and this expertise is available to help non-native English speaking employees at your company succeed.

Tutoring can be offered on-site at your company.

Cross-Cultural Training

Understanding your employees or clients well enough to communicate effectively, anticipate needs, and form beneficial business relationships is a challenge to companies forming international partnerships or hiring non-American personnel. In an effort to train employees on better cross-cultural communication skills, the ELP offers a wide array of cross-cultural workshops and seminars.

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