Our Corporate Program - Speaking the customer's language
Our customized corporate programs are designed for corporate executives and students from different professional backgrounds dealing with a rapidly growing number of Hispanic clients both domestically and internationally. We also offer special language and cultural training programs for businesses wishing to benefit from our broad and diversified programming. Our professional development courses include, but are not limited to:
Business, finance, marketing, broadcasting/ communications, hotel management, journalism, operations, insurance, fashion, interior design, computer/internet, real estate, Spanish phone skills, travel/tourism.
SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL
It is intended exclusively for professionals in the healthcare field. The course presents realistic situations with specialized vocabulary that model typical dialogue and expressions used by doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and other personnel during the course of their work. The course also provides students with opportunities to apply in a wide variety of practical contexts the grammatical structures introduced in each lesson.
SPANISH FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
This program targets professionals working in the social service field. The course presents realistic situations to build up vocabulary and expressions often used by counselors, mental health therapists, and social workers among others during the course of their work. The course also provides students with opportunities to apply their Spanish language skills through interactive approaches such as role-playing and oral interviews.
SPANISH FOR EDUCATORS
In response to New Jersey State’s demands regarding the implementation of quality foreign languages courses into the public schools’ curriculum at the elementary and secondary school level since the year 1996, and based on the high demand for qualified Spanish instructors, Progressive Language Institute has registered with the state of NJ as a professional development provider in order to support the one hundred hour of the professional development program for educators mandated by the State public school system.
The World Languages program is geared to professional Educators to develop and enhance their Spanish language skills. Thus, the main features of the World Languages Programs focus on: (a) modeling typical dialogues and situations commonly used by teachers, counselors and other school officials; (c) phrases needed to communicate key messages to Spanish speaking students and parents; (d) skills are taught gradually and systematically reinforced through practice and role playing; (e) review of cultural conflicts “Insights into Hispanic culture”; and (f) grammar review at the end of each lesson. At the advance level, educators are also able to transfer their Spanish communication skills at an administrator school level by using key expressions at school, which address issues regarding students’ discipline, attendance, academic performance, and health conditions. Educators also learn to discuss school’s rules and consequences with parents and counselors by making home phone calls or by holding family conferences in Spanish.
SPANISH FOR HUMAN RESOURCES
With the increasing number of non-English speaking Hispanics entering our workforce, it’s crucial that company personnel managers know the fundamentals of spoken Spanish. This course will help you interview prospective Spanish-speaking employees, explain company benefits, name items in the workplace, explain job duties, conduct training programs, teach business vocabulary, and evaluate employee performance.
SPANISH FOR LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY
If you have a basic background in the Spanish language and need to converse in this language in the field of law and criminology, this course is for you. You’ll be able to use Spanish as a valuable tool in the modern world of international communications and commerce.