Group Courses For Teams
Are you responsible for a Swiss company with international partners or are you part of a larger international group? Do you have members of your staff who deal with subsidiaries based in other European countries or suppliers via e-mail, by phone, Zoom or in-person? Have annual reviews uncovered a need for language learning?
The Boston School has been providing English lessons that help to remove anxiety and promote self-confidence through step-by-step knowledge building and by discussing engaging work-related topics for over 20 years.
We have experience teaching employees from various industries whether they are working in the office, from home or both. Your employees work hard and deserve the best. Not everyone can learn from self-study exercises. Having a teacher and classmates can add an additional motivational element that ensures employees continually improve their English language skills.
Methodology for Company Team Courses
Whether students in the class all work in the same department or come from various ones, the focus of the course must be established along with the course attendees from the start. This ensures motivation and interest remains high.
Some employers may set a goal for their staff to pass the Cambridge English Business Vantage or Higher exam. Others to engage in real-life business scenarios. Still others to trust in the teacher and students to determine their own specific aims together. All courses are tailored to the company culture and their employee English learning needs.
Course books help to maintain structure in the course. We have a well-stocked library of various Business English and General English course books to choose from that are up-to-date and modern. Online versions of these course books can also be ordered. To make learning more convenient and mobile, online Quizlet vocabulary lists are created for learning via smartphone or laptop.
We also like to create activities where employees have the opportunity to explain the technical aspects of their work, practice sales role plays or meeting negotiations and telephone calls. These activities are great in boosting students’ self-confidence. Creating exercises like these keeps not only the student but the teachers on their toes and motivated, too.
Learning Pace & Class Dynamics
We set the course pace that suits each group. Class dynamics is also key. We encourage ongoing feedback and open communication between teacher and students. Student satisfaction surveys are completed twice per year – after the start and before the end of the course, so the teacher can understand what’s going well and what may need changing.
Some Past and Present Clients
Long-established in the Zurich area, The Boston School has provided lessons in a variety of towns in the canton of Zurich. We look forward to serving online to more remote teams of employees working from home or based in other parts of Switzerland or Europe. English classes are a great way to provide a team atmosphere when face-to-face is not feasible.
Our company partners include a range of various business sectors – from banking and chemicals to precision parts and chemical companies in the paper and pharmaceutical industries.