This is how we provide tailor-made in-company language courses of English, Dutch and French, to individuals and to groups.

Brussels is exceptionally international.

Brussels is one of the most international cities in the world. A recent international study shows that Brussels is the second-most international city of the world, after Dubai.

It doesn’t matter if your office is located in the city centre, on the Avenue Louise, in Woluwe, Uccle or Wavre: the whole Region of the Capital Brussels is an international hub. This is noticeable even outside the city itself, in places like Zaventem, Diegem or Brabant Wallon.

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The need for English language courses.

International corporations have always had the need to communicate in English. Nowadays, even local businesses in Brussels can no longer ignore the English language if they want to thrive. Brussels is the capital of Europe where many different languages and cultures meet. Most of these people use English as a means of communication in their professional or private lives. For that reason, the knowledge of English as a second language has become a necessity in Brussels. As the expert in English language training, the English Academy can confirm that evolution.

The need for Dutch and French language courses.

The specific situation of Belgium is such that companies that operate across the whole national territory, need to communicate in the two main national languages: French and Dutch. Since the workforce of national companies comes from the north as well as the south of the country, the need for training in the other national language becomes unavoidable. The ability to communicate in several languages has thus become an essential condition for the success and the growth of almost any business, even if it is located out of town, for instance in Brabant Wallon.

Recruitment of trilingual personnel is difficult.

The specific situation of Brussels means that companies prefer recruiting trilingual employees, if they can find them. Everybody needs people with these qualifications, not only the lobby firms on Avenue Louise. Our clients tell us that it is increasingly difficult to find them: there are just not enough trilingual people to fill all the positions that require advanced language skills. A side-effect of that scarcity is that hiring multilingual employees can be rather expensive.

Training your existing staff is smarter.

One of our corporate clients in Uccle told us flat-out that it is easier and cheaper to train their existing staff with bespoke language courses than to hire new people. It allows them to invest in those people who are committed to the company, to select who needs to improve a certain language and to decide which skills and which professional vocabulary need to be focused on. That is where we have often been of great service.

Efficient and affordable group lessons.

One-on-one language courses are quite flexible and efficient but require a considerable budget, certainly if there are many people who need to improve their language skills rapidly.

A very way to boost the level of English, Dutch or French of your workforce is to organise group lessons. That way, the training cost per person becomes almost negligible.

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Efficient time management thanks to in-house training.

While individual training often takes place in our language school in Etterbeek, not far from the Avenue Louise, group lessons are almost always taught at our clients’ offices. This avoids the need for every participant to commute to and from our language school for every lesson. They can leave their desk and one minute later, the in-company language training can start in your meeting room.

Efficient time management thanks to in-house training.

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While individual training often takes place in our language school in Etterbeek, not far from the Avenue Louise, group lessons are almost always taught at our clients’ offices. This avoids the need for every participant to commute to and from our language school for every lesson. They can leave their desk and one minute later, the in-company language training can start in your meeting room.

You don’t know where to start?

It is true that it is not easy to know who needs to acquire which skills, which people can be part of the same group, how many hours are needed to attain the objectives, how to assess the motivation and progress of every individual, how to keep the training flexible and how to follow it all up, in addition to your regular duties. That is where we step in: this is our job and we take care of this.

A tailor-made programme.

The English Academy has over 70 years of successful expertise in professional English language training. We also have very capable trainers for Dutch and French. (Other languages are available on demand.)

We will listen to your needs and with the experience of our language training consultants, you will get a solution that is shaped to the specific requirements of your business.

Homogeneous and small groups.

As explained before, group lessons allow us to reduce the overall price of the language courses considerably. To make sure it works, the English Academy assesses the level of every participant before the groups are formed so that we all know which people are able to participate in the same group.

To optimise interaction, we don’t teach over eight people in a single group.

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Online follow-up and attendance lists.

Your organisation might have its own routine to check class attendances. However, the English Academy can offer you a unique tool: a login that allows you to connect to our system, where you can check the attendances of every participant for every lesson, the language course content, test results and even progress reports and feedback forms.

We offer a successful planning and execution.

So, whether you are a company on Avenue Louise in need of Dutch to conquer the Flemish market or an international corporation in Uccle in need of English business skills: we will first develop a unique language training strategy according to your objectives, appoint the most appropriate teachers and do whatever it takes to achieve your goals. Our expertise is at your disposal.

Contact us to find out more about our language courses.

Feel free to contact us to check if we can cater for your specific needs. The size of your business is of no importance, since our solutions are always fitted to our clients’ specific needs. We can exchange points of views and possibilities without any obligation whatsoever.

If you already have a language training provider, you can use the information we give you to make a very useful comparison.