When we talk about learning English, we often picture a traditional classroom, with a teacher in front of a board and students of various ages sitting with their books open while listening to instructions. At first glance, this may seem like a good way to learn the language, but the reality is that this method of teaching has become outdated. As the course moves further along, the inconveniences associated with sit-down classes can snowball into a more serious problem. Today’s students are busier than ever, often having to work long hours. And finding time to study and attend class can be a major challenge.
This is exactly what happened at Dräger. The company, which is a leader in medical and safety technology and operates in countries such as Germany and the United States, tried on-site classes first. But before long, they were facing issues just like those mentioned above. Many of the employees in attendance were unable to find success in the classroom, largely because the relatively narrow selection of in-person classes did not align with the schedules of every team. As a result, Dräger decided to look for a more efficient and flexible alternative to better suit their needs, a solution that would allow them to study English anytime, anywhere. And that’s how they met Slang! We were the perfect solution to help them empower their professionals.
Slang was chosen to take on this challenge primarily because of our innovative technology that makes learning more efficient. Another attraction was the availability of our platform 24/7, which meant that it could even be used by professionals outside the office. But not only that, our unrivaled selection of professional English courses covered all different areas of Dräger’s professional activity, including sales, supply chain, marketing, and administration. With our help, they were able to develop the technical and specialized English they needed.
The success of this implementation was based on the following courses:
In order to fully appreciate the success of this program, we invite you to read first-hand experiences of people who had the opportunity to take our courses. You can read their comments below:
“I have always been a person very dedicated to achieving my goals. For me, Slang is a bridge that makes it possible to get trained and become certified in my company. Despite the heavy workload, I have managed to organize myself so that I can achieve my goal, which is to build my confidence so that I can more easily develop my understanding of the English language, in addition to confronting my personal challenges.”
Noe Bautista Ortega
Key Account Manager
“With what I learned in the app, I have improved my effectiveness in communicating with teams from other countries. Now, the requests I make in English are more complete, which reduces the response time due to the fact that I can express myself better in my emails. This is important since, today, many people are not able to communicate all of their ideas due to a poor command of the language.”
Joel Agustín Alvarado
Public Accounts Manager
“The need for [good English skills] arises from the importance of communicating with my commercial area in Germany, easily understanding global communications, and taking part in company trainings developed in English—and I have noticed that Slang’s top performers also happen to be the ones who continually participate in these events. My motivation is to strengthen my English so that I can become fluent in the language, both in my professional and personal life.”
Eduardo Hernández Hernández
MD Service Manager
“In my role as a business development manager, my contact with teams from Germany and the United States occurs in English, for the most part. In addition to negotiations, I also have conversations with foreign clients. Within Slang, I have learned professional English related to my field. Once during a training given by the German team, I was able to fully understand a technical question that they asked me, which I was able to answer thanks to what I had learned weeks before on Slang’s platform.”
Jesús Rivera Hernández
GDS Business Development Manager
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