Business Spanish Course For Executives (Course Code UK-BSp)
Course overview – Available online or in-person
Designed specifically with corporate employees in mind, this course is delivered by one of our expert Spanish trainers.
Over the years we’ve been running this course, it has been developed and improved. By working closely with previous clients and contacts in industry, we’ve ensured that the training gives maximum value for money.
We help corporate training organisers e.g. Human Resources Managers, Learning and Development Managers, and Training Managers, set up and run Spanish courses for their employees.
Where and when does the tuition take place?
Large amounts of our training takes place in and around London and the South East of England. We also cover all of the UK and deliver courses internationally via online learning.
Courses are delivered on company premises, offices, manufacturing sites and other commercial locations. If you have a meeting or training room, then we can come to you!
A growing number of courses are now being delivered online as well. All our trainers are up to date on the latest technologies and learning platforms, so can provide a seamless experience if your employees would prefer to learn online.
Our most popular UK locations are:
- Online classes also available
Course options available
- Individual Business Spanish training
- Group Business Spanish training
Whichever option you choose, the trainer will always aim to tailor the course as much as possible so it is always relevant and engaging to all the learners, and they can make the most progress as quickly as possible.
Start dates are flexible, as are timings of lessons. Most clients opt for lessons during the working day, particularly for 1:1 lessons but this isn’t a hard and fast rule. Trainers will be happy to attend sessions after the working day if that is preferred.
Language levels catered for
For 1:1 and group lessons, the course will be tailored to the level of the employees following a diagnostic needs analysis.
As a guide, learners will broadly fall into one of the following levels. The course can be pitched at any of these levels.
- A1 – Beginner or high-beginner (sometimes called false beginner)
- A2 – Elementary
- B1 – Intermediate
- B2 – Upper intermediate
- C1 – Advanced
- C2 – Proficiency
For group courses, there will always be slight differences in each learner’s ability with the language, even if all learners are in the same level. This is normal, the teacher will adapt the course to take into account the needs and learning styles of everybody involved.
For 1:1 lessons, as there is only 1 student, the pace of the learning can be controlled very accurately by both teacher and student through continuous dialogue and tweaking.
“Found us the perfect trainer who was very capable and personable”
Sarah Preston (Siemens)
“The teacher is great. She has managed to tailor the lessons to our specific level and requirements, and is always willing to be flexible.”
Tom Bacon (D’Addario)
“I was looking for the best. I decided to choose UKLP for NSK’s language training centred on their impressive customer base and their flexible approach to learning”
Lisa Hirst (NSK)
“When I first started I didn’t know anything, now I can get by and understand…It’s amazing and I would definitely recommend it”
Gavin Peralta (Siemens)
“The teacher did a fantastic job at going beyond the nuts and bolts of basic language, making her classes a cultural learning experience for all involved.”
Emma Ramsay (Corporate Social Club Organiser)
“The language learning support is structured and flexible so you can learn at your own pace depending on travel and other business commitments”
Neil Wilkinson (CMR Group)
Individual (1:1) Business Spanish Language Training – Online or In-Person (Course Code UK-BSp1)
This course is designed specifically with key employees in mind who need to use Spanish as part of their role, who interact frequently with Spanish speakers, or who travel to Spain or other Spanish speaking countries often.
As the training is 1:1, lessons can be tailored and personalised right down to the exact needs of the delegate. The pace of lessons can also be adapted to the speed and learning style of the learner.
Sessions are delivered entirely in Spanish where this is appropriate. Even at lower levels the trainer will use Spanish as much as possible to enable student to absorb as much real use of the language as possible. This is known as the communicative approach. The standard, most effective way to teach and learn languages.
How to get training set up
Whether it’s just in the ideas stage at the moment, or if you have a specific request from a member of staff and you’re actively looking for a provider, give our team a call on 03333 66 00 13 or send us a message via our contact page and we will work together on a plan for the training.
Conducting an initial diagnostic assessment of employees’ level of Spanish and needs analysis
Once sessions are authorised from your end the next step is to arrange a telephone call for the employee being trained with one of our experts.
During this 5-10 minute call we will go over the exact needs of the employee for learning Spanish, check their level, and look at potential times, days and locations for the training.
Nothing is set in stone at this point and sessions can be booked in provisionally with a view to confirming at a later date if things aren’t clear yet.
The call will give our team the chance to take detailed notes which can then be used to brief the trainer we match for the lessons, so the employee ‘hits the ground running’ with their Spanish from the first session.
Course content and materials
As this is 1:1 lessons, the content will be entirely bespoke and based on the needs of the student. We’ll go over learning requirements during the diagnostic call. Needs, goals and aims can continually be reviewed and tweaked during sessions as well. The continuous dialogue between teacher and employee makes it easy to quickly tweak any aspect of the course.
The teacher will use their own materials to allow for maximum flexibility. Coursebooks can be purchased at extra cost if required but we have found that for 1:1 lessons keeping things as flexible as possible usually gives best results.
To give a general idea, here is some example course content that has proven popular and effective with our clients:
- Boost your Spanish speaking and confidence
- Technical vocabulary builder
- Spanish for specific purposes e.g. Spanish for bankers, Spanish for lawyers
- Presentation and negotiation skills
- Business writing including email writing
Recommended number of weeks course length and frequency of tuition
Moving up to the next level will take between 40-60 hours of private lessons depending on the learner. This assumes the learner is able to work on their Spanish for a similar amount of time outside of class.
An initial course booking of 20-40 hours is recommended, with a view to reviewing at the end of the block and either continuing or setting the learner on a course of self-study.
Lessons can be intensive (e.g. 2 hours per day for 3-4 weeks) or extensive, e.g. 2-3 hours per week for 6+ months. The latter is the most popular and is probably the most effective way to learn in the long term as the spacing allows for self-study outside of lessons and means the learner is more likely to remember the material studied in future.
Our team can give further advice on duration and frequency of lessons if required.
As it’s private training, lessons can be moved or cancelled without cost as long as 48 hours notice is given to the teacher.
Lesson invoicing and payment
As is standard in the industry, we would invoice for the block of training once underway.
Group Business Spanish Language Training – Online or In-Person (Course Code UK-BSp2)
Designed specifically for company employees and delivered at your company premises (or online), this course aims to train several employees who have around the same level of Spanish.
Even with group training, the classes can be tailored to the needs of the business. We can incorporate elements of technical vocabulary and situational based role play, even at lower levels.
For the face to face classes we recommend no more than 8-10 people per class (fewer than this is better – 6 is optimum). Online classes should have no more than 6 people.
How to get classes set up
Speak to one of our team on 03333 66 00 13, or send us a message via our contact page and we’ll be happy to take you through the process. Even if it is just an idea at this point our team will be happy to discuss this with you to see how best to add value to your employees.
Ascertaining each learner’s level of Spanish
For the group lessons we will either get learners to self-assess their Spanish, or for smaller groups of less than 4 people we can ascertain their levels by way of a diagnostic telephone call, similar to 1:1 lessons.
Once we have an idea about numbers and levels the students can be arranged into groups appropriate to their level.
Course content and materials
Teachers use their own materials but coursebooks can be ordered separately if required. As we like to keep things as tailored and flexible as possible the option of using the teacher’s prepared materials is the most popular.
Our team can discuss this with you if required.
In the past, group Spanish courses have focused on popular content such as:
- Beginner/refresher Spanish
- Email writing
- Industry specific courses (e.g. Spanish for Lawyers or Doctors)
- Improving speaking and pronunciation
- Soft skills such as negotiation and presenting
Recommended number of weeks course length and frequency of classes
An initial course booking of 30-40 hours is recommended. Depending on the speed of the learners and a number of other factors which are often not easy to control you should factor in learners moving up a level every 50-60 hours. This assumes full attendance and learners working on their Spanish for at least the same amount of time outside class.
A 1.5 or 2 hour lesson each time is optimum, once or twice a week. More intensive options are available though we have found that once or twice a week for group lessons is the optimum, based on the fact that other business needs and the delegates working lives need to be factored into the equation.
Classes can be skipped, cancelled or re-arranged at no extra charge as long as 48 hours notice is given.
Invoicing and payment for lessons
We would invoice for the block once training is underway. Specifically for in-company group training we offer monthly invoicing in arrears on 30 day terms. You pay monthly for the lessons in the previous month. If this is of interest rather than paying for the entire block we can discuss this with you.
“Clients have said they feel more confident interacting in Spanish after taking lessons. We’ve also seen clients and learners build better relationships with customers, suppliers and fellow colleagues by showing an interest in and improving their Spanish. It’s a crucial world language.”
Ed O’Neill – Academic Director