“BEST IN CLASS” METHODOLOGY
To ensure real results, the English Solutions Team offers the following training tools:
1. AUTHENTIC CASE STUDIES
We guarantee a relevant learning experience by using realistic work-related scenarios to apply the communications strategies covered in the training program. Through role plays and other practice-based activities, the participants will have an opportunity to apply effective communication strategies to their professional communications. Case studies will include presentations, managing complaints, briefing the team, teleconferences and meetings.
2. ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS
The training style will be interactive, involving the participants doing the majority of the speaking and keeping them engaged. During the course of the program, Round Table Discussions involving relevant and current topics will be used to develop speaking and listening skills as well as foster critical thinking abilities in a setting that is lively and interactive. These discussions will often take the form of brainstorming sessions to determine how to best apply communications techniques to work-related situations.
3. FUN BUT FOCUSED ACTIVITIES
The English Solutions Team realizes that Thai professionals have long days and require a certain element of “fun” to effectively learn. Thus, we add a ‘gamey’ element to in-class activities to keep the participants motivated and focused. Often times, a grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation activity can be delivered as a competition, which enriches the learning experience and improves retention. Similarly, discussions can take the form of debates or other lively designs that energize the trainees. Team members typically learn better in an “edu-training” environment.
4. PROFESSIONAL EDITING SUPPORT
Each week, participants will be encouraged to submit work-related writing (e.g. emails, reports, proposals) to receive targeted feedback from one of our professional editors. We use Microsoft Track Changes (see page 9) to facilitate the learning process, and this approach has proven to promote substantial improvements with writing structure and style. Not only will grammar corrections be made, but English Solutions editors also comment on content and strategy.
5. PRONUCIATION CDs & OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL EXERCISES
All participants will be provided with the ES Pronunciation CD for Thais. This is a great tool for developing pronunciation skills outside of class. Most Thais, no matter what their level of English proficiency, tend to struggle with pronunciation, and this learning tool focuses on the sounds that are most difficult for Thais to master. Additionally, the English Solutions Development Team can provide other supplements (e.g. grammar, vocabulary, reading) to support the participants’ acquisition of improved English language skills.
6. “WORKING” MODEL PHILOSOPHY
The course modules are quite flexible and can be adjusted according to the management’s requirements and to changes in the participants’ levels and interests. We are willing to adapt the program as necessary. This includes developing customized materials for different groups if they have distinct functions. Also, we are willing to provide materials to fit various levels of participants (e.g. Beginner, Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and Advanced). The English Solutions Team is always ready to adapt the program to ensure the “best fit” as the trainees develop their abilities.