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Q. What is innovative about your program?
A. The program is designed to put ESL speakers in the driver seat. ESL speakers learn how to be independent learners to become equal partners in the workplace. Our goal is to build better English competency than the commonly offered English public courses.
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Q. Why do you include English native speakers or all team members?
A. Because in teams not only ESL speakers face new challenges, but also their audience, their team members, clients, managers and other stakeholders. The demand is on all involved parties to add new skills to their communication and leadership repertoire.
Q. Do you deliver all programs or do you outsource some part to others?
A. We deliver all aspects of the services including all training. Each course content is developed with very close collaboration with numerous experts in the field of ESL and learning.
Q. How old is your course content?
A. The first Effective Feedback for ESL Speakers course was developed in 2009. The content is updated quarterly based on current trends in the workplace and demands from students.
Q You use the word diversity frequently. What do you mean by diversity in the context of your work?
A. We refer to 'diverse teams' as teams whose members come from multiple language backgrounds. Numerous language backgrounds add complexity to team dynamics.
Q. Are your courses lecture-style or interactive?
A. All courses have hands-on aspects with individual or team practices, demos, scenarios and recordings. Courses are very interactive with discussions and question and answer section.
Q. Why should I take Effective Team Fusion courses, there are the large educational institutions that offer ESL programs?
A. Our curriculum incorporates tips proven in the workplace. Some tips come from decades of accent reduction work. The course content is very hands-on based on experiential learning.
Q. I am an experienced ESL teacher, how can I benefit from your courses?
A. Even experienced ESL teachers learn new tips that they never discovered before.
Q. What makes you an expert in presentations for ESL?
A. I have ten years of weekly public speaking practice with ongoing two-way feedback. Every week I provide feedback and mentor ESL speakers. I have participated and won numerous public speaking contests. Contest have a mixture of English native speakers and ESL speakers contestants.
Q. Why do you use term English as a Second Language (ESL) and not some of the newer terms?
A. Over the years, new terms are used to refer to non-native English speakers, such as