PROGRAMS AND APPROACHES

DIPLOMATS & BUSINESS PEOPLE

Description 

Beginner level

Intermediate level

Advanced level

Training program and modules

 

Description

In a context of globalization and open diplomacy, labour mobility, interstate partnership agreements, cooperation framework agreements between organizations, government departments, permanent agencies and missions, it is absolutely necessary to be able to express oneself in one of the most influential languages on the international stage. To make this possible, we have designed customized training programs for acquiring skills in communication in second languages.

 

This language training program makes it possible to attain the language objectives set by management of the corporate entity in question. Similarly, in a context of globalization and deregulation of the commercial space, learning a second language is an absolute necessity. That is why our programs include terminology related to courtesy, diplomacy, business management and negotiation within the framework of a socio-constructivist approach.

 

Beginner level

Reading comprehension:

The beginner level is the lowest level of second-language reading comprehension of texts on topics of limited scope.

Persons reading at this level can:

  • fully understand very simple texts;

  • grasp the main theme of texts about familiar topics, and

  • read and understand simple points of information such as dates, numbers or names from relatively simpler texts in order to perform the routine tasks of a job.

Written expression

Written expression in the second official language evaluates all the levels of competency necessary for diplomats and business people. Learners at this level develop their:

  • ability to write points of information of limited scope in their second language;

  • ability to write isolated words, phrases, simple statements or questions on very familiar topics using words of time, place or person.

 

 

Oral proficiency or conversation

Learners at the beginner level can partially understand speech that deals with concrete and routine topics and is delivered slowly and clearly in standard speech. Can make themselves understood in short contributions, even though pauses and false starts are very evident. Can talk about their routine activities and handle a simple question-and-answer exchange. Have sufficient basic vocabulary and grammatical structures to conduct routine transactions involving familiar situations and topics. Use structures and vocabulary borrowed from another language, which can interfere with the clarity of the message. Have pronunciation that requires close attention from the listener, but there are no long stretches that are unclear.

 

Intermediate level

Reading comprehension:

The intermediate level is the minimum level required for reading comprehension in the second language for positions that require comprehension of most texts of a descriptive or factual nature on work-related or mission-related topics.

Persons reading at this level can:

  • grasp the general meaning of most texts;

  • identify specific details in them.

 

Written expression or grammar

The intermediate level in grammar aims to develop the ability to write short descriptive or factual texts in the second language, and to master the grammar and vocabulary required to deal with explicit information on work-related topics.

Oral proficiency

Learners at the intermediate level can understand the main points of clear standard speech that deals with concrete, work-related or mission-related topics and is delivered at normal speed. Can give a simple description of a concrete topic and explain main points of a speech comprehensibly. Can compare and discuss alternatives when complications arise. Can speak with some spontaneity, although pauses for grammatical and lexical planning and repair are evident in longer stretches. Have sufficient vocabulary and a variety of simple grammatical structures to handle concrete, non-routine situations and topics. May be miscommunicating in some areas, but most stretches are clear. Have pronunciation that is generally clear enough to be understood, despite an evident accent from another language. Will, at times, be asked by the listener to repeat or clarify.

Advanced level

Reading comprehension

The advanced level in reading comprehension is the level of second-language skill required to understand texts that deal with a wide variety of work-related topics.

Persons reading at this level can:

  • grasp the greater part of complex details, recognize allusions and inferences;

  • understand the gist of texts dealing with specialized or less familiar questions;

  • distinguish between main and secondary ideas.

Written expression or grammar

The advanced level in grammar brings the skill to write explanations or descriptions in a variety of informal and formal work-related situations; and to write texts in which the ideas are developed and presented in a coherent manner in which vocabulary, grammar and spelling are generally appropriate and require few corrections.

Oral proficiency or conversation

The advanced level in oral proficiency allows for understanding of linguistically complex speech that deals with work-related or mission-related topics and is spoken in standard dialect at normal speed. Persons at this level can give clear, detailed descriptions of complex topics and can summarize a discussion. Can express and sustain opinions and respond to complex and hypothetical questions. Have a fairly natural and even delivery, with occasional hesitations, but most hesitations are to look for ideas. Have a broad range of vocabulary and structures allowing them to talk about complex and abstract topics, with a relatively high degree of control. Make errors, but these rarely lead to misunderstanding. Have pronunciation that is clear, even if an accent from another language is noticeable. Have occasional mispronunciations but they rarely interfere with communication.

Training program and modules

  • A customized program that meets your specific needs and is adapted to your learning style,

  • An approach that follows the adult education guidelines,

  • A communicative approach centered on professional activities,

  • A socio-cognitivist and socio-constructivist approach,

  • An approach centred on clients and their linguistic needs,

  • Special emphasis on relevant daily tasks and language adapted to your field of professional activity,

  • Personalized instruction at a pace adapted to you and your level.

Learning assistance

This program is for clients who have serious learning disorders. The courses are custom-designed to meet these clients’ needs after they undergo more extensive assessment of their learning challenges.

Training modules

Courses are divided into two categories: individual and group. Each category has ten modules.

Individual courses and group courses

  • Module 1 = Beginner 1: 100-hour course

  • Module 2 = Beginner 2: 100-hour course

  • Module 3 = Beginner 3: 100-hour course

  • Module 4 = Intermediate 1: 100-hour course

  • Module 5 = Intermediate 2: 100-hour course

  • Module 6 = Intermediate 3: 100-hour course

  • Module 7 = Advanced 1: 100-hour course

  • Module 8 = Advanced 2: 100-hour course

  • Module 9 = Advanced 3: 100-hour course

  • Module 10 = Upgrading: 100-hour course

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