Courses adapted to your needs
We are aware of the importance of flexibility when it comes to language courses and the ability to adapt the courses to the needs of our clients and their employees, and therefore, before you contract our services, we perform a free, no-commitment needs analysis of all the employees who will participate in the language class.
Every company is different. Every company has its unique employees with their distinct motivations for learning a language. Our courses all differ in length, intensity, content and format (in-person or distance). Some clients take English classes in order to improve their international presence. Others are international companies where we offer Spanish and Catalan courses to help employees from abroad adapt to their new workplace. We have clients who receive specialized courses preparing them for presentations or conferences and others who need courses for a specific objective (translation courses, negotiation courses, courses geared towards writing e-mails). We listen to you and reply to your inquiry with an offer based completely on your needs.
Government funding for language courses
All companies in Spain have the right to financial aid from the “Fundación Tripartita” to educate their employees. At Oxford House we have a department which will take care of all the paperwork in order for your company to be able to receive subsidised language courses at the lowest possible cost with the least hassle.
Levels and official language exams
At Oxford House we use the levels set by the The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, which lets us measure students’ progress within a system recognised across Europe.
Many of our clients who contract our language courses also offer their employees the possibility of taking an official exam to demonstrate their knowledge, and at the same time establish clear objectives for the course. In these cases, the teacher prepares a program of study to prepare the employees to pass the chosen exam.
Oxford House is a registered Trinity College London GESE English exam centre and a Cambridge FCE, CAE and CPE exam preparation centre. We can prepare students for these exams, Spanish DELE exams, French diplomas and Catalan certificates. Contact the Director of Studies for more information about this option.
Our courses are designed in a way that the clients are kept informed of the progress being made by the participants. They are continually assessed by the qualified and experienced language professional who provides a detailed report at the end of the course. Each student will also speak individually to their teacher in order to discuss their objectives and to make sure their individual needs are met.
OhConnect in Edmodo
The Edmodo app provides each group with a private virtual space in which to share messages and learning resources.
The possibilities it offers are multiple and it will enhance the experience both in the classroom and outside of it.
The teacher will be able to share with the class all kinds of multimedia resources, challenge students in quizzes, assign tasks, correct them and score them.
Students will be able to keep track of what’s been done in class, increase their hours of exposure to the language with additional materials, organize their homework and study calendar, and check their marks from either their computer or their smartphone.
KEY SERVICES OF ALL COURSES
- Preparation – before a course begins a comprehensive assessment of the participants’ English language competence is carried out by our Director of Studies
- Assesment – a detailed report is presented at the end of the course taking into account the students’ ongoing progress
- Tailored focus – great consideration is given to the specific needs associated to the client’s own long and short term goals
- Monthly attendance report
- Monthly meetings with the client to ensure the smooth running of the course