Each custom language program is unique in terms of curriculum, program content, and scheduling.
Custom Language Services (CLS)
To provide insight into the types of programs we have done, the following are a few examples.
Russian: Client in the oil industry
Program Length: 90 hours, 3 weeks
Schedule: 6 hours/day, Monday - Friday
Program Level: Introductory Russian Language
Program Foci: Grammar & vocabulary; conversation & writing practice; intro to Russian culture & life
Arabic: Clients preparing for a career in international relations
Program Length: 480 hours, 30 weeks (over the course of one year)
Schedule: 4 hours/day, Monday - Friday
Program Level: Intermediate level Arabic
Program Foci: Grammar & vocabulary, conversation & writing practice, preparation for proficiency test
French: Client preparing for travel to Paris
Program Length: 60 hours
Schedule: 4 hours/week, twice a week
Program Level: Survival French
Program Foci: Communication practice in survival language, basic grammar structures, intro to French culture, food and people, etc.
Mandarin Chinese: Translators employed by the government
Program Length: 80 hours; 4 weeks
Schedule: 4 hours/day, Monday - Friday,
Program Level: (1) Basic translation principles and strategies (2) Overall language proficiency training (advanced level)
Program Foci: Analysis and discussion of new shows and news articles on a variety of topics, literary writing. Translation exercises, text analysis and discussion of content, vocabulary expansion through glossaries, syntax analysis, etc.