Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed: In-Company English Language Training

Bringing the Mountain to Mohammed with In-Company English Language Training


We have a lot of very busy clients who struggle to make time for learning and development courses. Sometimes, the only solution is to go to them and work around their working week: take the mountain to Mohammed.

We did just that recently, when we received a request from a long-standing class-e client to deliver individual English language training in their home town of Prague, in the Czech Republic.

Time-poor and in constant demand from customers and colleagues, our client trusted class-e Training to provide the fluidity needed to fit into his hectic working week at Techo. As part of the Royal Ahrend company Techo is one of the top 5 furniture manufacturers in Europe. With 28 local offices, six production sites and orders successfully delivered to 102 countries around the world, the company are meeting the demands of clients for professional workplace environments and commercial interiors.

With this global presence and demand, comes the increasingly weighty pressure to be able to communicate proficiently in English, particularly for presentations and networking. The objective for us was to improve our clients’ English language fluency and accuracy, with presentation practice as the main focus.

We spent a full and fruitful week training with two participants associated with Techo and worked entirely around their individual schedules. The time was split between a more formal training room environment and being out and about in Prague. As part of the program, we had a full company tour of the offices and production site in Prague, and a very well-researched guided visit to Prague Castle – all through the medium of English.

The biggest advantage of this arrangement is the level of flexibility it offers the client and for them to know that we are there to fit in with them. It gives the client an unusual level of freedom and individual attention. From our perspective, what a wonderful way to get to know who we are training, where they call home and how they work. It’s a real investment in a long-term working relationship – from all sides.


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