GROUP OR INDIVIDUAL FRENCH LANGUAGE TRAINING FOR EMPLOYEES?
It is more than proven that training your employees in French for business is one of the best ways to get new international clients and brings numerous advantages to the company. To achieve this, it is vital to choose the training that best suits our needs and is focused on our field of work.
Once we have decided whether we want to train our employees online or face-to-face, we have to determine whether we also want this to be a group or one-to-one training.
As everything depends on the objectives and needs we have in the company, here are the key points so that you can make this decision with all the necessary information.
French for Business – One-to-one training
One-to-one French for business training is the most effective, simplest and fastest way to train your employees. Sometimes it may seem complicated or time-consuming, as training more people at once can appear to save time… but it actually slows down the process.
One-to-one trainings are ideal for training managers, CEO’s or even sales people or representatives of your company who have to communicate directly with customers. As these courses are only between the teacher and a single trainee, you can focus on exactly what is needed. For example, if your manager has to do Webinars or presentations, you can work on the speech to make sure you don’t make any mistakes. In addition, the trainee will focus 100% on the subject and will learn based on the pure needs of the trainee.
At Classgap for Enterprise we have developed a training methodology that adapts 100% to the training needs of each employee. Likewise, thanks to our Virtual Classroom, student and teacher have a common space where they can communicate in a totally bidirectional way with all the necessary tools for the course.
What are the advantages of one-to-one training in French for business courses?
- Personalization of training.
- 100% adaptation of the course according to needs.
- Efficiency and faster progress.
- Focus on business projects.
- Ease of timetables.
- Exhaustive control of learning.
Group training in French for business
Group French for business training is very useful if you are looking to focus on developing a particular department. They also work very well if certain employees need, for example, to focus on a specific client or to open up their area of work to this new market.
However, what we do NOT recommend is to do mass trainings. It is best to do trainings in small groups of 5-10 people, as this allows the trainer to focus more on each of the trainees and their individual needs. In the same way, in a smaller group the workers will feel that they can make better use of the classes and will progress much faster in their training.
If, in your case, you have a very large group that you want to train, we recommend that you divide them according to their level of French so that the training is best adapted to the needs of each student.
If you are not sure how to determine the level of each employee or the objectives you want to achieve, don’t worry. At Classgap for Enterprise we have a free audit service where we will determine your business needs and how to achieve your objectives.
It is very important to bear in mind that many people book training sessions of only one class per week of one or two hours. This is a mistake as, with so little follow-up, employees do not internalise the knowledge and may perceive these trainings as slow. According to our data, employees acquire these skills better and can put them into practice more quickly when there are 2-3 lessons per week and, once they have acquired the necessary level, this is reinforced with practical conversation lessons.
Last but not least, as the person in charge of defining our company’s training, it is important to know that all French for Business courses can be subsidised by FUNDAE. In this day and age, it is vital to be able to get financial support for these courses, and depending on how many employees you have, it can even be free!
You have already seen how important it is, not only to train your employees in French for business, but also to choose the right training depending on your needs. So, what are you waiting for? Contact us today and give your company the opportunity to grow your business and attract new clients!