Custom Language Services offers language and intercultural communications training tailored to the needs of executives, business consultants, government officials, and independents interested in honing their skills in a foreign language. We offer on-site or off-site instruction, as well as curriculum and in-house program development services.
Language skills for high-level professionals require nuance, eloquence, and precision. Nations, industries, and in some cases, peoples’ lives depend upon the effectiveness of this communication. Diplomats, government officials, and global executives who can interpret social and linguistic cues, understand the subtlety of a negotiation, and speak dynamically and with confidence in a second or third language have a considerable advantage over those who cannot. These considerations have guided the development of each of our language programs and serve as the foundation for meaningful, relevant, and stimulating program design. We understand that, for some, it is not just about learning a language; it is about using language effectively and appropriately to bridge cultures and make an impact.
CLS provides a unique, fully customized approach to language instruction for individuals and organizations with specific communication needs. Flexible schedules and program dates accommodate the needs of professionals. We offer instruction in English, Chinese, Arabic, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Korean, and other less-commonly-taught languages such as Farsi, Dari, Thai and Indonesian. Our customized one-on-one and small group programs specialize in field-specific language instruction. Coursework focuses on learner-identified skill sets such as public speaking, presentation skills, formal and informal written communication skills, negotiation skills, and the language of diplomacy.
Consulting Services (In-House Program Design and Development)
Our consulting services include on-site (in-country) program and curriculum development for private, government and non-profit organizations. We offer: needs assessment, program design, curriculum development, teacher training, and program evaluation. Please contact use for more information.
Our E-learning programs target specific skill sets such as English for Negotiations and Presentation Skills. These online programs can incorporate both independent online coursework (asynchronous), as well as online classroom instruction (synchronous) and serve as useful components to an existing training program or as a stand-alone experience.
Design your own program (in Monterey)
- 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
- Curriculum and in-house program development services available
Customized programs can be set up in Monterey 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.
For our Monterey programs, 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.