Fundamental to the success of any corporate language training program is the ability to understand clearly what the company hopes to achieve and the language training needs and objectives of the program's participants. At Dialog, we clearly recognize and understand that student assessment, testing, evaluation and effective "real time" reporting (including attendance reporting) are integral components of corporate language training. Further, we understand that effectively planned and administered assessment and evaluation techniques--at the very outset (and throughout) a language training program--can promote learning, build confidence and develop students' understanding of themselves as language learners. These evaluation, monitoring, testing and reporting services are all provided free of charge.
We put these pieces together and the assessment/evaluation process starts with an appropriate understanding of our clients' objectives and the student's language training objectives. All client reports are available on line in real time and managers will be able to immediately access student attendance and participation as teachers enter data and evaluative information on a daily (for example, attendance at the beginning of each class) and weekly basis.
Working closely with our clients' HR and training professionals, Dialog initially conducts a comprehensive students' needs analysis via testing and personal meetings and evaluations --free of charge--to identify and quantify the training required to meet specific English language training objectives. Before assigning an instructor to an individual or mini-group, we undertake to assess, carefully, each student's language proficiency and understand the student's needs and suitability for inclusion in a specific group. For example, for all prospective English students, we utilize a free ninety minute English Language Skills Assessment ("ELSA") which is a web as well as a personal interview-based assessment of English language proficiency to determine the level of the student's English language skills.
We also rely heavily on frequent formative assessment and evaluation which focuses on the actual processes and results of language learning. Formative assessment is continuous and is meant to inform the student, the client and the teacher of the student's progress toward the curriculum objectives as initially defined. This type of assessment and evaluation provides information upon which instructional decisions and adaptations can be made and provides the client and students with directions for future learning. It also enables the client to make better decisions concerning a student's suitability for inclusion in a particular program and whether the client and/or student's objectives are actually being met. (Representative samples of various Dialog evaluation and testing forms are available in the HR Zone of the Client platform and can be reviewed by accessing the site as indicated above.
We work closely with HR and training professionals to ensure that Dialog's language training programs are effective and will provide a range of online-accessible frequent testing and reporting systems in order that clients are kept apprised of each student's progress. To ensure effectiveness, clients are assigned a designated Dialog Academic Coordinator and, equally important, a designated Administrative Coordinator.
For HRs and training professionals, we hold quarterly Dialog HR/Training Connect seminars at which guest speakers discuss relevant topics of interest to the HR and training professions in Russia.
Finally, the Dialog Webinar series helps HR professionals get exactly the Business English language skills you need to perform in typical HR management and training areas, such as performance management, talent development or the creation of training modules. You will master key vocabulary in an entertaining, yet effective way for social and formal situations. Become an HR English expert in one of our upcoming sessions:
Brush up your English on the latest HR topics in just 45 minutes. And it is absolutely free, no obligations.
Meet professionals from all over Russia and let our trainers engage you in interesting conversations on HR and L&D issues. You will not even notice that you're perfecting your English language skills. Groups are limited to fifteen participants.
Work and communicate across borders with more confidence, conduct job interviews, write mails and letters, meet and negotiate in Business English.