Specialist Language Courses – a new UK agency offering a fresh, innovative approach to language and cultural training launches
Specialist Language Courses Ltd is the brainchild of two established industry figures in English and Foreign Language Training and their chairman, a senior executive at Google. Together, they saw a gap in the market for an agency and consultancy focusing purely on business, industry-specific, higher education, and niche leisure language and cultural training courses.
SLC has created a portfolio of provision that consists of some of the best language schools, in-company specialists and online providers around the world who offer highly targeted and effective courses aimed at the professional and Higher Education markets. By offering a range of delivery types, SLC is able to offer flexible, customisable blended courses, provided by organisations of established integrity and quality.
Chris Moore, Managing Director and Co-Founder, has been in language teaching for 22 years as teacher, teacher trainer, school principal, sales director, and director of corporate language training. ‘There’s been a phenomenal growth in demand for the corporate world for highly targeted language courses that produce effective results and a strong ROI. Not only that, key global industries such as Aviation and the Military, are increasingly using international language assessments as integral parts of their recruitment and career development pathways.’
SLC offers a wide range of industry focused courses such as English for Aviation, Engineering, Law, Finance, the Military, Medical Purposes, and Oil & Gas. They also offer high-end business communication courses for both young and senior businesspeople. Courses can be taken at a school, online, in-company, or in a homestay tuition environment, so enabling businesses and individuals to have training programmes tailored to their specific needs, location, availability and budget.
With regard to Higher Education, SLC also recognises the incredible recent growth in the international market for university courses at both degree and postgraduate level in English-speaking countries.
‘It makes complete sense, ’ says Peter Rodway, Director and Co-Founder, ‘for SLC to meet the growing international demand by offering a range of courses aiming at those hoping to study overseas. We offer IELTS and TOEFL courses, Foundation courses and Pre-Masters in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. We are hoping to work with and guide students from the very start of their journey to when they don their cap and gown and take a high quality degree with one of our partner institutions.’
Peter, like Chris, is well positioned to offer expert advice to SLC clients. He taught English, trained teachers and managed schools in the UK, Japan, Korea and Australia, was head of an international corporate training department, and was Business Director for one of London’s largest English schools.
The third Founder of Specialist Language Courses (specialistlanguagecourses.com) is the company chairman, Paul Alexander. Paul is a senior negotiator at Google, and has extensive senior level experience in strategic planning, negotiation, contracts, technology development, business development and consulting across several business sectors. He also has experience in growing both large and small businesses.
‘What drew me to SLC, ’ Paul says, ‘was not only the concept, which I completely get from a business perspective, but also the character and drive of Chris and Peter. They clearly have a depth of knowledge and understanding of a complex industry and the right business experience and acumen to make SLC an enormous success.’
For more information, contact:
Chris Moore: chris[.]specialistlanguagecourses.com or Peter Rodway: peter[.]specialistlanguagecourses.com.