Volvo has production centers all over the world and sells cars in more than 100 countries, so it was concerned with creating relevant language-training courses for their employees. EF Corporate Language Training worked with Volvo Cars to create learning targets for all students, Top managers with an immediate need are sent abroad to EF's Executive Institutes to participate in full immersion courses, or they receive 1-1 private in-company training at Volvo facilities. Specialists are given focused group training. In order to ensure that course material is relevant to all, groups are created by taking into account the need and level of the students. Online training is given to those who need a more flexible language learning program, such as those who travel often.
EF teaches "Volvo English," or classes specifically meet the exact training needs of Volvo employees. Employees often bring materials from their jobs into the classroom. A class might cover specific industry vocabulary, practicing a presentation in English or writing emails. EF teachers are adept at adapting industry specific language and materials to the classroom.
-"A thorough analysis prior to the course clarified my existing level of knowledge and established the areas I need to improve. We consistently used material directly linked to my profession, so the course never stopped being relevant to my work solution."
¡ª¡ªSvenn Age Lokken
Head of Information, Volvo Norway