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Nashville has long been known as the home of country music. But these days, the capital of Tennessee has a new claim to fame as one of the most thriving cities in the U.S. With a population approaching 2 million, the Nashville metro area is one of the fastest-growing ones in the country. And it’s also home to one of the nation’s top economies.
What’s driving that growth and prosperity? Companies with headquarters in the Nashville area include Asurion, Bridgestone Americas, Captain D’s, Dollar General, Lifeway Christian Resources, Logan’s Roadhouse, Nissan North America, and Ryman Hospitality Properties.
You may have thought that music was the top business in Nashville. But healthcare is the largest industry in the Nashville region. The area is home to more than 250 healthcare companies. Perhaps most notably, Hospital Corporation of America has its headquarters in Nashville.
All of this means that the city known for down-home music is now also a global player and increasingly international in character. The strong presence of major companies and of the healthcare industry is one factor bringing more foreign-born residents to the Nashville area. One study found that one out of six healthcare workers in the U.S. is an immigrant. Nashville’s universities — including Vanderbilt, Fisk, and Franklin — also bring foreign-born students to the area. Vanderbilt alone has more than 1,300 international students, about 10% of the student body.
As the world comes to Nashville, there’s a growing need for English language training, as well as other language programs. So how can you make sure that the language training program you select in Nashville meets your company’s goals?
For language training that delivers the most results for the money, you want your employees to work with a live instructor, whether it be online or in the office (both equally effective). Also, your employees’ lessons can be tailored to exactly what they need when it comes to using their second language for business. And they won’t waste time on anything they don’t need for their jobs.
Working with a live instructor is also cost-efficient because it means your employees will get plenty of conversational practice. That’s the fastest way to gain real-world skills in a new language and not waste time on ‘fake learning’ or busy work.
After all, what good is memorizing a bunch of vocabulary and grammar rules if you can’t navigate an everyday conversation with your colleagues? Imagine learning the parts of a piano, but never putting your hands on it. What’s the point?
Wherever your company is located in the Nashville area, Fluency Corp offers onsite language training with a live instructor. For employees with scheduling challenges, we provide online language instruction, also with live instructors.
Through feedback from our clients, we can tell you that our language students become more comfortable, engaged, confident and productive. They are also able to collaborate more smoothly, avoid miscommunication and contribute to their full potential.
If you’re relocating employees to the Nashville area, our language instructors also help your international employees feel at home faster — which helps your company avoid costly failed international relocations. Fluency Corp instructors can answer questions about daily life in Nashville, Nashville schools and other areas for our language students. We also teach Spanish, French, and many other languages throughout the USA and the world.
Fluency Corp is proud to help Nashville companies with international workforces thrive in a global economy. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about language training in Nashville. Spanish and other languages also available.