Michaela is a bus driver who struggles to answer passengers in English. Her working hours are irregular: sometimes she works in the morning, other times in the afternoon or evening. With a flexible Supercomm programme, she can attend her English course in person one week and the next, she uses Skype on her smartphone. After every session, Michaela uses ALTAIR to revise the lesson and to prepare for the next one. In a year, she will pass the First Certificate!
Michaela, Bus driver
Working in insurance in the US, Pamela had to follow her husband to Switzerland. Having left her friends and job, all she wanted to do was to return to the US. A three-month “French for Newcomers” programme enabled her to find a job and change her mind. Once settled, her expatriation became a true success. Her husband’s company had, without doubt, saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Pamela, expatriate - Insurance
Anna, a construction engineer, was called in at the last minute to make a presentation at her new client’s headquarters in Frankfurt. A language coach from the world of work accompanied her on her trip, preparing her Powerpoint and the situation scenario with her, so that she could confidently argue to convince her audience. Optimal return on investment.
Anna , Construction Engineer
In one month Charlene, beginner level in Portuguese, will take charge of the Marketing Department in the Brazilian subsidiary of her company. The solution is Total Immersion, which will enable Charlene to understand her local contacts, and be influential with good fluency and confidence. In merely four weeks, her Portuguese will be just as brilliant as her ideas.
Even with Karen’s eight years of language training in German, she struggled to write simple emails and typically had to ask her HR colleagues for assistance. Supercomm provided an extensive refresher course for several months in a small evening group setting, following up with several lessons from a coach who had professional experience in HR. Karen realized an increase in job satisfaction, saved a considerable amount of time for herself and her coworkers and avoided language blunders. Supercomm accomplished this at a cost of less than one month of Karen’s salary.
Carine, HR Assistant
Max, a recent graduate from business school, was an expert with an Excel spreadsheet, but significantly less so when corresponding in Word. A Supercomm targeted writing course enabled him to overcome his shortfall so that his business correspondence was completed without having to ask for help from his colleagues. It is often small details such as this, which improve an individual’s performance and at the same time enhances his contribution to the company, reflects a more favorable company image, plus an increase in Max’s job-satisfaction.
Franz, Recently graduated
Johann spent two years switching from one language school to another, before taking a SUPERCOMM QuickwinTest. Six months were enough to bring him up to C1 level, but what a pity that he and his company had to wait so long for him to get up to scratch. How many contracts were lost during this time?
Johann , Computer Engineer
Wanting to improve the performance of its international telephone operators, this sports equipment manufacturer had them follow a coaching programme over the telephone, supported by product catalogues.
Less than six months later, their level of English had progressed, in record time, from A2 to B2.
Georges, Sports equipment manufacturer - International sales
Often sidelined for language reasons during international cardiology conferences, this surgeon had to refresh his English quickly. After a few role-play sessions with one of our coaches, a trained journalist, he fearlessly took the floor at the next cardiology conference and presented his research with passion.
At the last minute, Frank will have to make a presentation at his new client’s headquarters in Zurich. A language coach from the world of work will accompany him on the trip, prepare his Powerpoint with him and put him in a situation where he can confidently argue to convince his audience. The cost/benefit ratio of the operation is optimal.
A rising star in Swiss political circles was excluded from significant debates and
commissions in the Swiss Federal Chambers, as his language abilities were limited to his native French. Supercomm selected a German language coach with previous experience as a journalist to improve his German language skills. By role-playing, he was able to deliver an energetic speech in Parliament and secure the interests of his region.