Course formats

Professional language training - course formats

Professional language training – course formats

Language Services Direct provides bespoke professional language training in a variety of formats, all of which can be combined or adapted to suit your specific learning needs.

Training can be taken in any language and is delivered by well-qualified, native-speaking trainers, experienced in teaching adult learners and business people. The core training formats we offer are:

 Flexible individual training

  • one-to-one, highly personalised lessons
  • one or more 90-minute lessons per week
  • arranged on a flexible basis at times suited to the learner’s schedule
  • booked on a modular basis for agreed number of hours (minimum 15)
  • lessons usually take place at the learner’s office
  • course content is tailored to the specific requirements of the learner, and continuously reviewed

Group training

  • up to six people from the same company per group
  • one or more 90-minute lessons per week
  • at fixed times each week or scheduled on a flexible basis to suit the group members’ availability
  • booked either on a modular basis (e.g. 40 hours) or for an agreed period of time (e.g. 6 months)
  • lessons usually take place at the learners’ office
  • course content is tailored to the requirements of the group, and continuously reviewed

 Intensive courses

  • a 30-hour week of intensive language training and supervised self-study
  • usually takes place on a one-to-one basis, although groups of up to six can be accommodated
  • includes lunch with trainers to practise conversational skills in an informal context
  • usually takes place off-site, at Language Services Direct’s office near London Bridge
  • course content is tailored to suit the requirements of the learner, and reviewed on a daily basis

Language clubs

  • for groups of up to 10 people from the same company
  • designed for learners for whom the target language is not an essential business requirement
  • typically, one 90-minute or 2-hour lesson per week
  • arranged at a fixed time each week, usually outside core working hours
  • course duration agreed in advance for a set number of hours/weeks
  • lesson content is agreed in advance and then followed for the duration of the course

Blended learning

  • online, e-learning and telephone options are also available and can be blended with face-to-face training