Global LT is pleased to provide global corporations, employees and expatriate assignees customized foreign language training. Training is available in the home or office, and is scheduled according to the student's availability. Our proficiency-based approach accommodates a variety of learning styles and instructional techniques, and focuses on building speaking proficiency in the target language.
Global LT has adopted the "proficiency-based approach" to language learning. Proficiency-based instruction emphasizes personalized, student-directed instruction with the teacher as the facilitator. The proficiency-based approach teaches students to speak in the language, not speak about the language.
Together with their instructor, students are given the flexibility to identify and evaluate their language goals, while focusing on specific areas of interest. This flexibility allows our students to effectively engage in their own language training style, resulting in the successful acquisition of language proficiency that is so vital in today's global market.
In order to help us maintain the highest quality standards, Global LT requires that our instructors have:
Training & Evaluation
For beginning students with limited or no established proficiency in the target language, Global LT recommends at least 100 hours of language training to be completed within 12 months.
For students with some level of established proficiency in the target language, Global LT recommends at least 50 hours of language training to be completed within 6 months.
Accent Reduction is a specialization within the profession of Speech-Language Pathology. Speech pathologists are specifically educated to analyze the speech sounds and train clients to modify their speech patterns.
Global LT offers Children's language training programs for expatriate children of all ages. Because our programs and instructors are flexible in their teaching styles and approaches, programs are customized to be effective for children, teenagers and young adults.
Global LT's Business programs are designed for learners at all levels. Whether you already have the basic knowledge and basic communication skills in the target language or are starting fresh Global LT can help.
Global LT designs each ESL program to meet the individual learning objectives of our clients. Clients come to us with varying levels of English proficiency. In order to assess the appropriate level and determine the best program for each individual, Global LT uses a specially developed placement test, developed by linguists specializing in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).
Our Immersion programs offer maximum personalized attention and engagement to guarantee the fastest progress in mastering a language.
Global LT is pleased to offer interactive, self-paced online language learning programs for beginner students in Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish and for beginner students of ESL for Polish, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese. Self-paced audio programs are available in CD or MP3 format for a number of other languages not listed above.
Global LT's programs are appropriate for the trailing Spouse or Partner. The international assignee or working spouse/partner may need to focus more on business language; whereas a training curriculum for a non-working trailing spouse/partner may be customized with a concentration on day-to-day life, in order to help in the assimilation process.
Global LT has developed a series of proprietary assessment tests, based on guidelines from the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL). These tests are currently available in most languages, including Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese), English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Global LT designs each program to meet the individual learning objectives of our clients. Training and testing are provided in many languages.
Global LT delivers training in the format most convenient and preferred by our clients. Students can take lessons in the convenience of their home or office with a flexible schedule according to their availability.
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A division of an OEM, headquartered in southeastern Michigan, had a number of employees who needed language training in Portuguese in preparation for an international assignment at a new plant in Parana, Brazil.