Global Corporations Begin Pilot of Mobile Training in English From AdvanceWork International.Business Editors
SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 4, 2001
Groundbreaking course features palmtop palmtop or hand-held personal computer, lightweight, small, battery-powered, general-purpose programmable computer. It typically has a miniaturized full-function, typewriterlike keyboard for input and a small, full color, liquid-crystal display portability and live
Over 200 business professionals, from more than 40 top companies, in Europe, Asia, and Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. are among the first to enroll in a pilot of Professional English, a groundbreaking palmtop English course, from AdvanceWork International(TM). Completely mobile, Professional English teaches by blending multimedia instruction and language practice on a PocketPC(TM) PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) A handheld computer for managing contacts, appointments and tasks. It typically includes a name and address database, calendar, to-do list and note taker, which are the functions in a personal information manager (see PIM). and live phone conversations with native English-speaking instructors. The course technology allows participants to learn anywhere, anytime.
Working with the human resources The fancy word for "people." The human resources department within an organization, years ago known as the "personnel department," manages the administrative aspects of the employees. organizations of Global 1000 companies, AdvanceWork selected executives at various organizational and fluency levels for the abbreviated Pilot version of the course, which includes 11 lessons and reference material on a Cassiopeia(TM) PocketPC, and live, one-to-one conversations by phone with a native English speaking instructor, followed by extensive feedback and coaching.
HR departments and employees receptive to Pilot
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3. Syd Dufton, AdvanceWork VP for Sales, " The HR department gets an adaptable, personalized solution that works consistently across time zones and regions, with no administrative overhead. Employees get completely mobile learning without going to classes and meshing schedules. By blending portable learning with one-to-one, instructor-student phone calls, employees enjoy live speaking practice needed to achieve fluency."
The first three courses in the Professional English series, for advanced beginner through advanced-intermediate level students, will be released in July. Conversation focused, the courses are designed for professionals in global companies who need business English Business English is English especially related to international trade. It is a specialism within English language learning and teaching; for example, the teachers' organisation IATEFL has a special interest group called BESIG. fluency for success. More information about Professional English is available at www.advancework.com.
About AdvanceWork International
AdvanceWork International was established in response to the growing need for effective, practical language training in large corporations. Within the $35 billion English instruction market, AdvanceWork International is focused on corporations whose large, geographically dispersed workforces need English proficiency for interaction with customers as well as for internal communications.
AdvanceWork International is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. . Investors include DHM DHM Deutsches Historisches Museum (Berlin)
DHM Deutsche Harmonia Mundi
DHM Digital Human Modeling
DHM Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (Nepal)
DHM Deep Heat Mining
DHM Diploma in Hotel Management Arcadia Partners, Pearson Education, a division of Pearson PLC, and SK Global America, a subsidiary of SK Group of Korea.
PocketPC is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Casio and Cassiopeia are trademarks of Casio Computer Company, Ltd.. AdvanceWork International is a trademark of AdvanceWork, Inc.