Tailor-made English at Volvo Background
Since 1927, Volvo Car Corporation has been dedicated to safety and innovation. Today, Volvo has production centers all over the world and sells cars in more than 100 countries. Volvo Cars was concerned with creating relevant language-training courses for their employees. ey wanted a language training provider who could teach them the language of their industry and provide a tailormade program that would cater to all levels of staﬀ and language level. Execution
EF Corporate Language Training worked with Volvo Cars to create learning targets for all students in order to ensure no over-or-under learning. Students were then segmented into groups based on need and level. is segmentation helped identify the best type of training for each employee. Volvo uses diﬀerent EF Corporate language training products to meet diﬀerent needs. Top managers with an immediate need are sent abroad to EF’s Executive Institutes to participate in full immersion courses, or they receive 1-1 private in-
company training at Volvo facilities. Specialists are given focused group training. In order to ensure that course material is relevant to all, groups are created by taking into account the need and level of the students. Online training is given to those who need a more ﬂexible language learning program, such as those who travel often. EF teaches “Volvo English,” or classes speciﬁcally tailored to meet the exact training needs of Volvo employees. Employees often bring materials from their jobs into the classroom. A class might cover speciﬁc industry vocabulary, practicing a presentation in English or writing emails. EF teachers are adept at adapting industry speciﬁc language and materials to the classroom. Benefit
Volvo Car’s high commitment to its employees combined with EF’s strong ability to deliver unique tailor-made solutions for all levels, has resulted in satisﬁed and well-trained employees ready to meet future challenges. Volvo employees have identiﬁed the relevancy of the language training to their job as one of the key success factors.
“e course never stopped being relevant to my work solution.” Name: Svenn Age Lokken Company: Volvo Norway Position: Head of Information “A thorough analysis prior to the course clarified my existing level of knowledge and established the areas I need to improve. Consequently, instruction could begin straight away. During the course we were constantly checking to see that we were heading in the right direction. We consistently used material directly linked to my profession, so the course never stopped being relevant to my work solution.”
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