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Houston has long been known for the space program and as an epicenter for the oil and gas industry. But today the Bayou City is being recognized for a new reason: its diversity. Many employers are hiring from abroad, which means companies need English language training to enhance the communication skills of expats. The Los Angeles Times even calls Houston “the American city of the future” because of its blend of cultures and nationalities. There’s also a strong Hispanic community, and companies are recognizing the need for employees to learn Spanish so that they can tap into this huge market.
The economy of Houston has helped create that diversity. With a shortage of STEM workers in the United States, Houston employers are turning overseas to find skilled employees for high-tech jobs. Foreign-owned companies also have a strong presence in Houston, which means even more international expats in the area.
If your Houston company is hiring internationally or relocating employees from overseas to Houston, language training is essential. Even expat employees who have used English on the job before often discover that working all day, every day with native English speakers is a whole new challenge, with new accents and new expectations like peer reviews, performance reviews and presentations to American audiences of their peers.
Even expat employees who have used English on the job before often discover that working all day, every day with native English speakers is a whole new challenge.
Fluency Corp can help your expat employees gain the English skills they need to collaborate easily and confidently with the rest of your Houston team. We offer English lessons and accent reduction classes throughout the Houston area. Our language training programs are in person — not recorded — or live on Skype. All instructors are native speakers and professional instructors, and you can choose between private lessons or small-group classes.
Through Fluency Corp’s language training, your employees learn English as it’s actually spoken every day, including modern vocabulary and job-specific terminology. All lessons help them become fluent in real-life situations, both at work and outside of the office. As a result, they gain the confidence to fully contribute at work. They also feel at home more quickly in Houston, which means that your corporate relocations are more likely to succeed.
Corporate language training in Houston is a smart investment in your international workforce. Contact Fluency Corp today for a free consultation to learn more about our Houston services.