If you have any international or immigrant workers at your workplace, you have likely run into some English communication problems.
Losing time and expending energy to keep everyone on the same page takes its toll on morale and efficiency on the job. Speaking English well enough to understand and perform job functions is essential.
Many workers speak English on some level already because they live and work in an English environment. However, the everyday mistakes they make in both reading and speaking English continue to interrupt daily work functions. You would never know because what you observe are signs of understanding. A typical sign is nodding heads. On the surface make you think that everyone knows what they have to do on the job. However, your international workers may need help communicating with their supervisors to clarify questions and solve problems.
Professionals and laborers could benefit greatly from a workplace English class because these courses specifically improve their English. On the job English helps them speak English in their workplace setting.
Here are just a few reasons why an English program could be beneficial for your company:
- English continues to be our primary language. And the ability to speak English properly is crucial for the well-being of any company employing people from different areas of the world. This is particularly true as we move further into the world of technology.
- Misunderstandings among employees and supervisors can cause strife, open the door for workplace accidents, and stir up needless labor problems.
- Personnel lacking English language skills can cause critical losses of time, money, and worst of all, YOUR CUSTOMERS!
Customers tell us all the time that they are a company that does “x”, they’re not a language school. This is 100% true, and this is exactly why they love working with Common Ground for their professional English classes. We don’t approach language like a college class, and we don’t think your staff needs to be fluent in English to do a good job at work.
Common Ground specializes in helping your staff improve their practical English skills and to speak English with enough proficiency to get the job done well. We customize our professional English classes. In general, we recommend 30hr courses spread out over 3-6 months time so that classes are not burdensome.