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Make your relocation a success with Eszett Business Language Services

 

One of the biggest challenges faced by expats and their families is overcoming the language barrier. Our relocation services ensure that you can learn the language of your new company or country in a quick and enjoyable manner, either with business face-to-face language lessons and online language lessons.

Learning the local language: Essential for a successful relocation.

When you relocate for work, learning the local language is crucial for enabling you to feel at home in your new country. This does not just apply to the person who has relocated to a new country for work: it is also important that their family learns the language, too. The main reason that relocations fail is due to the expatriate's family not adapting to the local culture. Speaking the local language is absolutely essential if you want to become part of a new culture. It is so much easier to socialize, to make friends, and to engage in activities such as visiting the theatre or the cinema or just socializing in cafes and bars if we can speak the same language as everyone else.

As part of a relocation package, Eszett provides both language lessons and intercultural training. Intercultural training is designed to enable expatriates to adapt to a whole new culture, integrating their developing knowledge of a new language with knowledge about the various customs and expectations of their new country. Lessons are provided for expatriates and their spouses, partners and children: relocation assistance should be for everyone if it is to be successful. That way, children will be able to adapt to a new school, where lessons may be taught in a language different to their native tongue. Spouses and partners will find making friends and finding new work a total breeze, too!

What types of language lessons are available at Eszett

Eszett provides language lessons for adults and children so that, as mentioned above, all members of the family can gain a working knowledge of - or, if they wish, total fluency in - the language of their host country. Face-to-face lessons and on-line lessons are both available, so expats and their families can choose the lesson format that best suits them. Teachers are flexible, always aiming to fit the classes in with the pupils' schedules. And do not worry: teachers at Eszett understand that often classes need to be altered or rescheduled due to work trips. The content of classes varies depending on the learners' needs:

  • Language Lessons for Beginners They enable learners to learn the basics of a new language so that they can navigate day to day life: buying groceries, getting on public transport, talking about the weather, and so on.
  • Advanced Language Courses This is for people who want to be able to talk more fluently: these lessons are ideal for expats who need to be able to conduct business in their host country's language.
  • Technical/Business Language Training For people who need to develop their technical business vocabulary.
  • Accent Improvement Language Lessons This is for people who want to be able to talk more fluently: these lessons are ideal for expats who need to be able to conduct business in their host country's: if you already speak the local language well but need to work on your pronunciation, moreover, then Eszett's accent improvement classes will be able to help you.
  • Language Training for Official Exams This is for people who want to be able to talk more fluently: these lessons are ideal for expats who need to be able to conduct business in their host country's: lessons can also be provided to help you with preparation for official language exams (a language certificate is a requirement for posts in some countries).

Which languages are catered for?

Eszett helps expats and their families with language lessons and relocation advice in over 30 countries throughout the world. Many language learners will want to take English lessons because that is the language that their company speaks, however German lessons are also very popular. In addition, Eszett's teaching professionals can help expatriates and their significant others and children to learn French, Russian, Chinese, Spanish and any other different languages. Some language learners wish to learn the language that they will use at work, whilst others need to learn the language of their host country: the two can be different. For example, an expatriate may be relocating to Russia but with a German speaking firm, and for them speaking business level German may be more of a priority that learning to speak fluent Russian. All of the teachers at Eszett understand the complexities of expatriate’s situations when it comes to language learning, and will make sure to accommodate them.

How does Eszett work?

Once you get in contact with Eszett, we will match you with a language teacher within 5 working days. Do not hesitate to explain any additional needs that you and your family may have, and make sure to take advantage of the full range of our relocation packages, which go far beyond simple language lessons for beginners (the full range of services is described above). We listen carefully to your needs to ensure that we allocate the perfect teacher for you. However, you can rest assured that all of our teachers meet our stringent standards when it comes to quality and professionalism. The teachers at Eszett are:

  • Fully qualified
  • Professional
  • Able to tailor classes to suit the learner's learning style
  • Flexible with timings and cancellations
  • Able to teach in a location that best suits the learner

Finding the right teacher for you is thus very simple, due to the flexibility and professionalism of all of the educators at Eszett. Eszett's relocation services always put the language learner at the heart of everything, taking great care to provide a tailored language learning and relocation advice service that helps expatriates and their families to engage with a new culture in a way that is best for them personally. Your teacher is there not just to teach you about grammar and vocabulary, but also to introduce you to a new culture and thus to help you and your entire family to settle in to your new home.

Delivery options

For Mobility/Relocation customers, the language training can take place as:

  • Pre-Departure (on-site before relocation): Eszett provides qualified and experienced trainers to teach any language in almost any location. Pre-departure language training is highly recommended.
  • Post-Arrival (on-site abroad after relocation): In most cases the assignees and families take post-arrival language training.
  • Combination of both Pre-Departure and Post-Arrival: This is a highly recommended form of training.
  • Onward To (on-site abroad, either pre-departure or post-arrival, for third country moves): Eszett has great experience with such situations, and we can deliver face-to-face (or virtual) trainers in any circumstance. 
  • Group Lessons: Eszett can deliver the training either one-on-one or in a group setting. Eszett recommends small groups of less than 5 students to make the learning experience more productive.
  • Webinar Training options: For those who prefer larger groups or would like a refresher course for multiple employees, we can facilitate webinars. The webinars are always specific to the needs of the audience and will be fully designed to reach the goals defined by the customer. 

In some cases, the learner (mainly in the case of spouses) prefers to take lessons in a group at a physical school. This is mainly done in cases where the student wishes to interact with other people in a similar situation and to help them develop a social life. In these cases, our Language Operations coordinates with local schools that are close to the student’s home and enrolls the student in the school that best matches their needs. Additionally, we can offer the student the possibility of taking private lessons in parallel with the school lessons. This blended training is usually very well-received as it allows the student to have group lessons to help with social life, and private lessons to speed up the learning process.

The delivery options are the following:

Face-to-face

This could be in-company, in-home or at a neutral location.

Virtual Trainer Led
Eszett has its own platform to deliver virtual instructor-led lessons in a fully professional, secure, and GDPR-compliant way.

Our virtual trainers are not only experienced and qualified in language training, they also have several years of experience in conducting virtual lessons and they have been trained to use our platform. Just as with face-to-face training, the content and methodology are adapted to the learner’s needs, and the materials are delivered to the learner.

Online/Self-Paced Led 
Eszett partners with Babbel, one of the leading virtual self-led platforms in the world, with millions of students and 700 corporations using their platform.

The learner can choose between the 14 languages on the platform.

Learning Content Management System (LCMS)
Eszett has its own LCMS platform. It allows us to create professional self-paced courses with different industry modules. The content can be shown as files, interactive forms, video/audio formats, quizzes, etc.

This is especially useful for customers that require content specific to an industry, department, or other needs. Eszett uses this system to provide its customers training carefully tailored to their objectives.

Blended Language Training

There are several options for blended language training:

  • Face-to-face training complemented with a self-paced tool license
  • Virtual face-to-face training complemented with a self-paced tool license
  • Face-to-face training complemented with a customized course developed by Eszett. The course will be developed on the LCMS platform and will be accessible to the students through a login/password
  • Virtual training complemented with a customized course developed by Eszett. The course will be developed on the LCMS platform and will be accessible to the students through a login/password
  • Virtual in person combined with in person face-to-face

All trainers, whether giving lessons face-to-face or virtually, are fully trained on our platforms, so that the instructor-led training complements the self-led training.

Make the most of relocating with a wider range of relocation services

When done right, the relocation benefits definitely outweigh the challenges of relocating. Eszett, together with our relocation partners, provides a full relocation package that goes above and beyond language learning to ensure that expats and their families experience the benefits of relocation to the full. Some of the Relocation Services we can offer are:

  • Intercultural Training (Cross-cultural Training) Enables expatriates to adapt to a completely new culture, combining their evolving knowledge of a new language with knowledge about the various customs and expectations of their new country.
  • Home Search Service This service is designed to help expatriates find the perfect place to live, and to help them to navigate everything, like signing contracts for apartments.
  • School Search Service With this service the expats with school aged children can ensure that their child’s' education is not interrupted by the move abroad and help in understanding catchment systems for local schools.
  • Welcome Package To help expats to feel welcome in a new country, Eszett provides a brilliant welcome package, which includes orientation tours around the local area, and all kinds of local assistance (everything from answering questions about how to deal with landlords, to pointing out great places to eat, drink and shop).
  • Spousal Assistance To help the significant others of expatriates to get into a routine, socialize, find work and live a fun and fulfilling life away from their native land!

Relocation: the best experience of your life.

Expatriates sometimes find relocating a daunting experience, but it does not need to be at all. Common hurdles that can make relocation seem difficult include learning the local language, finding out how and where to socialize, making friends, keeping kids happy in a new school and understanding and adapting to a new culture. These things can be difficult if you attempt to do them alone. However, with Eszett's relocation assistance, the whole process of discovering a new culture, meeting new people, finding a new home and learning a new language will be positively enjoyable. Studies have shown that learning a second language boosts your brainpower, whilst contact with a new culture is great for enhancing your enjoyment of life. Just think of all of the new foreign language films, TV shows, songs, books and theatre pieces that you will be able to enjoy after your lessons. And, of course, learning another language really makes you feel at home in a new place: even a beginner's level of German for example renders you able to interact in a friendly way with locals, to exchange pleasantries with other parents at the school gates and to ask for your favorite delicacies in shops or cafes. After your very first lesson with Eszett you will find that your cultural and linguistic horizons have expanded. So, expand your horizons today!

 

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