Nations best practice for better English
Learning based on best practices combining the best ideas in English communication training with over 35 years’ experience.
Continuous improvement of best practice
As an ISO certified company, Nations Ireland is dedicated to continually evaluating and upgrading its methods in order to ensure that we deliver the best quality courses and services at all times. Through weekly feedback meetings with our participants, regular meetings with our L&D and HR contacts, ongoing research and development by our training team and regular attendance at conferences, we identify and implement best practices, some of which are listed below.
Our course designs and structures are influenced by the evaluation model developed by Donald Kirkpatrick which measures training at 4 levels:
1 Reaction – are you happy with the training delivered?
2 Learning or acquisition – as a learner, have you acquired the knowledge and skills you need?
3 Behaviour/performance – have you activated the skills learnt or transferred the skills acquired?
4 Results – what impact has the training had on performance/results when back on the job?
Setting high but attainable training expectations for your English course
Your individualised learning plan starts on the basis of an in-depth Pre-training Interview and Needs Analysis before you arrive. This Pre-training Interview and Needs Analysis identifies your priorities for your English course and sets ambitious but attainable training expectations.
Optimal blending: English acquisition + English activation = real usable English skills
Training sessions for English conversation are based on learning by doing within a permanent training and feedback loop.
Objectives – preparation – delivery – feedback
Measuring results with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Using the best mix of learning and support materials
You will use the mix of materials that best suits you and your learning style.
- Your professional documents – with a strict guarantee of confidentiality
- Nations own specialist materials for English learning
- The best English-language training materials available from business, media and the web – you are not restricted to a course book or a rigid method
Getting the best results from both formal and informal learning situations
Optimum learning environment for developing inter-cultural competence and awareness
Personalised audio files just for you
Developing strategies with you for on-going learning