Custom Language Services
Custom Language Services (CLS) offers programs tailored to the needs of corporate executives, business consultants, government officials, and private individuals interested in honing their skills in a foreign language.
Our one-on-one and small group programs offer instruction in a variety of languages and formats. Whether you are a Chinese CEO involved in the import-export business, a French journalist being sent on assignments throughout the world, or a government official representing a nation in Africa, you will find the flexible format of CLS right for you. We also offer hybrid distance-learning options and specialized English programs for diplomats.
Design your own program
- All levels
- Individualized one-on-one instruction
- Small-group instruction
- Customized curricula
- Authentic field-specific materials
- Flexible program dates, length, and intensity
- Professional, qualified instructors
- Distance-learning options
Customized programs can be set up year-round and can be arranged to begin as soon as three weeks from the time an application is received, although more notice is highly recommended for summer study. Total program length (beyond a minimum of 60 hours) and scheduling are also flexible, ensuring that your program matches your needs.
Classes are usually arranged in two-hour blocks with a 10-minute break each hour. For the more intensive programs, you will work with a team of instructors. Classes are taught using a communicative approach to language study (unless otherwise requested) and programs are developed using a variety of techniques and media, as well as the inclusion of terminology specific to your professional field or interest area.