When it comes to learning, we are all different and just like the way we acquire new knowledge, the learning platforms that we use should be tailored and adapted to our individual needs and styles.
Remember when you were back in school and you had to prepare for an exam? Your teacher may have recommended to use flashcards, listen to recordings or write lecture notes to learn effectively. The truth is that, when it comes to language learning, one size does not fit all.
According to the British Council, every fourth person in the world is a speaker of the English language. Of these, native speakers are outnumbered by non-native speakers at a 1:4 ratio. Unsurprisingly this means educational institutions such as those in corporate training, must cater not only for a high number of learners but also to a wide variety of learning styles and needs. When it comes to language training, learning solutions should be developed in a way that optimizes learning for each individual and helps achieve personal goals.
Imagine, you are a professional in the aviation industry, where it is required of you to communicate effectively with customers at the support desk or you are part of the cabin crew working with colleagues from all over the world. You will probably need to communicate in one common language, English. It’s also likely, that your needs will be quite different from those of a professional working in the pharmaceutical or banking industry. From the vocabulary you use to the way you communicate, you will both require a different type of language training, which is tailored to your own specific needs.
Here at Hult EF, we understand the need for customized language training to make each learning experience relevant and meaningful. Tailoring the content to suit the students’ needs, industry, job role and company-specific vocabulary following four key steps.