In today's global business environment, people from different countries with different language backgrounds often work side by side - physically and/or electronically.
Effective workplace communication is essential for businesses to succeed in this business environment. The common language of business is English, however, for many, just learning English is not enough. In fact, many of today's workers may need to learn workplace that enhances their careers, and leads to an improved bottom line.
The workplace English curriculum offered by the American Language Institute is a combination of employee English training and business English communication.
Types of organizations that have used these services include:
- Pharmaceutical research firms
- Defense contractors
- Pet food manufacturers
- Technology companies
Courses offered through the American Language Institute at San Diego State University include:
- Pronunciation Improvement (Accent Reduction)
- English Pronunciation for Presentations
- Business Writing
- Success Skills for Non-Native English Speakers in American Business Culture
- Tips for Supervising Non-Native English-Speaking Employees
Workplace English courses can be customized to meet corporate needs and can be conducted on-site or at SDSU.
"Successful communication always has been the key to good management. Now the growing need to connect with workers from other cultures means both managers and employees must learn how to communicate better."
–Bridging Language Gap Leads to More Productive Staff, by Ed Rosen
For more information on the Workplace English programs, please visit the American Language Institute or call (619) 594-5907.
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