Tourism & Hospitality
November 19, 2018

Language Audit


Language skills for the workplace

Does your organisation need a language audit?


Do your staff need to develop their English language skills? Perhaps you’ve identified that they need some training, but don’t know where to start. This is where we can step in to help you. We can carry out a language audit which will identify the specific language training needs of your staff, based on an analysis of their job roles and the ways in which they use English at work.


What does it involve?

Every work situation is different, but a language audit will typically involve these steps:

  • An initial telephone consultation where we find out about your company and its activities and get an overview of the staff who need training.
  • A follow-up visit to the workplace, which will include an interview with the relevant line manager(s) to discuss your training priorities and any special requirements such as progress reporting and certification. We will also do a tour of work spaces to identify language use in situ. If the focus is on improving written communication skills, we will also look at examples of emails or reports produced by staff.
  • Level testing of the spoken and written skills of your staff to identify any training gaps.
  • Feedback: We will send you our recommendations and discuss how we can best accommodate your training needs.

What are the benefits of doing a language audit?

Doing a language audit helps us identify your specific training needs and design a tailor-made course for you. This means that you won’t be wasting time and money covering skills and topics that are not relevant for your staff; the training will be targeted to maximise their potential. We will give you a clear picture of their starting point so you can track their progress in each of the skills areas we have identified.


The next step

Contact us if you want to find out more about how we can help. The initial telephone consultation is free. The cost of a follow-up visit is £50 for up to two students and £5 for each additional student.

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Do your staff need to develop their English language skills? Perhaps you’ve identified that they need some training, but don’t know where to start. This is where we can step in to help you. We can carry out a language audit which will identify the specific language training needs of your staff, based on an analysis of their job roles and the ways in which they use English at work.

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