No Two Courses are the Same
Every course is tailor-made, whether for an individual or for 2 or more participants having identical needs and levels. It's only by defining the real needs with each of our students and the training managers that we can be sure of meeting their requirements.
It is for this reason that we have become specialists in one-on-one courses, and classes for very small groups, since large group coorses are virtually impossible to personalize.
After defining these needs and after carrying out thorough testing to determine the level and starting point, we draw up a Training Program for the approval of the training manager and the personnel directly involved.
The objective is sometimes to do well in a specific exam such as the TOIEC or TOEFL. More often, however, the objectives of our students are very concrete, related to their professions or specific work tasks.
Below you will find 15 of the most common types of courses we have been organizing since 2000. It is important to keep in mind that the precise content of these courses changes from one individual to another.
Several concrete examples:
Many of our students are foremost experts or specialists in their respective fields, and are regularly called upon to give presentations at international conferences.
The language and techniques of effective presentations have been one of our specialties since the 70s. Our clients represent the many technological and industrial activities that we have come to know very well over the last 29 years in business in Provence.
A telephone operator in a firm which exports its products or services must know the basics to help its customers find the right person in the firm.
The goal is friendly, effective communication, understanding key words, and using key expressions in specific telephone contexts.
The course is therefore limited in scope and the objective quickly attained.
A technician or an engineer must exchange information with his counterpart from another country. This is sometimes a supplier/client relation. Sometimes it is a situation involving two engineers from the same multinational firm, from 2 different continents, who meet each other for the first time.
The basic need in this type of course is often similar, but the particularities of the relationship, and the specific vocabulary involved, are never the same. Our job is not only to define the student's level in English in order to start off on the right foot, but also to help him define those particularities with precision, to ensure the success of his mission.
The following represent the general categories of the courses we regularly develop with and for our corporate clients. They should be regarded as mere examples of courses which are always customized.
1 - Telephone / Reception: Levels 1, 2 and 3
2 - Preparation for the different Cambridge exams, and the TOEFL. The Marzio School is also a certified TOEIC examiner.
3 - Exposés / Presentations: Levels 1, 2 and 3
4 - Business and Communication / Meetings
5 - Technical Exchanges
6 - Business and Communication / Négociations
7 - Understanding Technical Documents and Written Instructions
8 - Writing Reports and Technical Documents
9 - Living and Working Abroad
10 - Representing One's Company
11 - Intercultural Awareness
12 - Accounting and Financial English
13 - The Language of Shipping: Levels 1, 2 and 3
14 - Survival English
15 - Individualized Courses by Phone, Fax, Email and Chat
Detailed data sheets concerning all these courses are available in French and English, on request. They provide average profiles of the targeted candidates, the entry level required, the objectives of the course, the average program contents and the recommended duration of each.Personal Linguistic Synchronizer
This philosophy is well illustrated by the Personal Linguistic Synchronizer or "Fiche Individuelle Linguistique" which we have developed with and for our medium and large size company clients. This document harmonizes relations between the participant, his manager, and the training department, and helps ensure that the investments in time and money are made intelligently.
Evolution in the organization of courses
When our school was first founded in 1976, we often taught groups of up to 10 to 12 students. Today, in 2013, most of our courses involve a single student, or a small group of two or three participants.
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