Corporate Training

The curriculum of the Corporate Training programs of ALS, is exclusively designed for Saudi Arabian clients undertaking a structured and intensive corporate training program. Clients attend class for two (2) hours per day; three (3), four (4), five (5) days per week. Corporate clients choose from any of the following options:

OPTION A: 60 classroom sessions totaling 5 days/week at 120 hours for 12 weeks = 3 months
OPTION B: 30 classroom sessions totaling 5 days/week at 60 hours for 6 weeks = 1 1/2 months
OPTION C: 20 classroom sessions totaling 5 days/week at 40 hours for 4 weeks = 1 month

Each of the above options consists of two hours of grammar, listening, speaking, writing, and reading. Approximately one hour of homework is assigned after each class session.

Each and every student is tested at registration and is placed in one of five levels corresponding to a study skill area:

  • LEVEL 1  (Beginning)
  • LEVEL 2  (Low Intermediate)
  • LEVEL 3  (Intermediate)
  • LEVEL 4  (Advanced)
  • LEVEL 5  (Corporate Preparation)

The emphasis in Levels, 1, 2 and 3 is on listening, speaking, reading and writing, using all major grammatical forms. Participants who complete Level 3 are able:

  • To understand speech with minimal repetition, to participate with confidence in most business conversations and to carry forward an oral presentation on a topic of general interest.
  • To skim, scan, read and discuss general expository texts, with increasing ability to guess word meanings from context.
  • To write with clarity and with a minimum of errors, showing a basic understanding of the relationship between the topic sentence of a paragraph and the theme of the composition.

In Level 4, the students learn:

  • To take notes, to discuss familiar topics without preparation, and to present an oral report on a researched topic.
  • To read, summarize and discuss complex material on a variety of subjects, with developed ability in analysis of form and content, including the author’s point of view.
  • To write descriptive and expository compositions with coherence, style and continuity, using complex sentences with progressive ease and comfort.
The focus of Level 5 is corporate training preparation.  In fact, the writing class is similar to the “freshman composition” class of American colleges and universities.  In addition to perfecting a range of writing skills, including comparison and contrast, inductive and deductive reasoning, outlining, summarizing and paraphrasing, students also prepare a research paper or equivalent project.  In the listening/speaking class, students take notes on academic lectures, participate in discussions on academic, professional, religious or current topics and learn to speak to a group in a formal, true-to-life business meeting environment.
Graduation from level-to-level requires mastery of all courses taken and successful results on final examinations, and completion of class/homework assignments; including, but not limited to, punctual and full classroom hour attendance.
The Seminar
The ALS AMERICAN ENGLISH FOR COMMUNICATING IN TODAY’S WORLD Seminar has been especially designed to challenge your power of analyses and your communication skills in the English language.
On the first day of the seminar we assess your language knowledge and ability and decide on the most suitable group for you to join. You then follow a pre-planned curriculum which varies in complexity according to language level.
You will encounter a variety of learning techniques and activities, including:
  • Viewing the Cable News Network (CNN) / ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, & FOX News Channels
  • Telephone, fax, answering machine, message giving and taking practice exercises
  • Role playing different types of corporate meetings – On/Off site
  • Making individual, collective, and audio/visual presentations via teleconferencing / videography
  • The Real Deal / Negotiating Business Deliverables
  • The opportunity to practice and consolidate informal conversations which help to open and close sound business deals and relationships
All participants in the seminar are urged to register for either the TEST OF ENGLISH for INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION (TOEIC), and, or the TEST OF ENGLISH as a FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL), at the end of their course program. This will give class participants and their employers an externally validated and internationally recognized objective academic/general assessment of their overall ability to use English in their workplace. Details in full will be provided to the Corporate Human Resources Department, accordingly.