We know what it takes to learn a language:
instructors not only have master’s degrees and extensive
experience in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages,
they have experience as foreign language learners themselves:
working, studying, traveling and/or living outside of the USA.
Customizing instruction to workers’ jobs makes training immediately relevant and streamlines the learning process. We simply ask, “What does this person need to be able to do in English?” and “What are they able to do right now?”
to strengthen your employees’ language skills on the job, resulting in long-term benefits for everyone with whom they communicate.
We specialize in improving language performance on the job:
- Language proficiency assessments
- Customized materials
- Customized courses or training programs
- Tutoring / Coaching
- Job Aids
- Evaluation of training, including "measures of performance improvement"
- Recommendations and resources for continued education and training
Samples of Customized Courses WpLRC Has Provided:
- Conversational and Cultural ESL for Family Practice Residency
Conversational and Cultural ESL for Assessment Coordinators with heavy phone
and email usage
Improved English Speech & Pronunciation for Non-Native English-Speaking
ESL Strategies for Reducing Accent While Speaking Up (Increasing Participation
) in Group Meetings (AKA ”Communicate More Clearly: Reduce Your Accent
and Speak Up More Often”)
ESL Strategies for Reducing Accent in the Context of Oral Presentations,
Reports, and Job Bids (AKA “Accent Reduction and Verbal Communication
Skills for Business Professionals”)
Better Grammar for Speaking and Writing
Clear Workplace Writing for Non-Native English Speakers
Workplace English Training: What They Didn’t Tell You in ESL Class
The Nuts and Bolts of Better Business Writing
The Workplace Learning Resource Center is part of the Los Rios Community College
District Business and Economic Development Center and is focused on serving the
basic workforce training needs of the region’s business and industry.