IOR is the industry expert in providing fully customized and flexible language training programs that engage and motivate your employees to take their communication skills to the next level.
Our experience in adult learning methodologies allows us to provide a dynamic language training experience for the business professional and accompanying partner. By incorporating the adult learning approaches, we prepare our students for the professional and personal challenges of the global environment. Our language students bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the training room and are motivated by a problem-solving rather than knowledge-gathering approach to skills development. For this reason, the activities and agenda are structured to reflect the adult learning methods:
- Concrete experience: putting experience into practice
- Reflective observation: objectively analyze the outcome
- Abstract conceptualization: review conceptual understanding
- Active experimentation: experimenting to find solutions
Measurement is a critical component of IOR’s quality process and begins at the student’s very first lesson. During the meeting, the Language Instructor and student work together to complete a Performance Development Plan (PDP) in order to decide how to best utilize the student’s authorized hours. The PDP includes S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented, Time-specific) goals as well as the estimated time needed to achieve the student’s goals. Based upon information captured in the PDP, the Language Trainer formulates a curriculum and learning path that appeals to the student’s learning style and achieves long- and short-term proficiency targets and professional goals. This serves as the foundation for measuring student success.
All programs have three flexible and convenient delivery options:
- Live, in-person instruction at your home or office
- Live virtual instruction on any virtual platform
Blended learning, combining both in-person and virtual instruction to accommodate even the most hectic schedules