Language training Spanish
We have to send someone over
“It may not be necessary to learn the local language for business but if we send someone over to Latin America for a few months or a year, then speaking a bit of Spanish isn’t a luxury. English may be acceptable within the company walls but that doesn’t count for the outside world. You can’t expect someone to stop living outside of work.”
We need to get someone over here
“Technical profiles are scarce here in Belgium and I’m not just saying mechanics, but also dentists and such. These people don’t just leave Spain without any extra effort on our behalf, we need to present a solid offer; not just to them, but also to their family, since they would be the ones joining them. Convincing them would be so much easier if we could talk to them in Spanish personally.”
Own language priority
“Spanish is one of those languages like English and French. If you’re in their country, they expect you to speak their language and if that isn’t the case, you’ve already lost the battle. Not that they will always let it show, but you notice that you get a lot less respect and it’s more difficult to collaborate if, for example, you’re working with blue-collar workers and you don’t speak their language.”
Business partners in Spain don’t speak English
“Usually there is a single point of contact who communicates with us in English, but not so long ago she fell ill and all hell broke loose. Usually we only had to miss her for a week or two in which case we would plan our way out of it. This time we suddenly got cut off for three weeks without any previous warning in the middle of deadlines. It was a disaster to try and get everything done on time.”
This is what most companies told us when they called upon the assistance of Hello Languages regarding Spanish classes. Please bear in mind that this is not an exhaustive list. That’s why we won’t go too far into detail when it comes to previous customer’s experiences:
  • A Belgian workforce that is sent to a Spanish-speaking area for a certain assignment and who needs to communicate with Spanish-speaking customers.
  • Relocation agencies who want to help Spanish-speaking professionals move to Belgium along with their families who lack any knowledge of another language but Spanish.
  • Real estate agencies who want to jump on the bandwagon of real estate in Spain, which is turning into a booming business, be it holiday homes, regular homes for those who wish to move to Spain before or after retirement or investments.
  • Companies or sole traders (i.e. self-employed) who pass up on the opportunity of giving presentations, speaking at conferences or discovering other sides of the market because of the language barrier.
  • Representatives who need to go negotiate in other countries (mostly in English), but are residing in a Spanish-speaking country, where they need to survive, arrange for transportation, look for food, know what to do in case of emergency, etc.
  • Travel agencies who would like to meet new, interesting contacts, such as hotels, restaurants, car rentals, airport transits, etc. in Spanish speaking destinations.
  • Companies or sole traders (i.e. self-employed) who don’t have another 3 years to waste and don’t have the patience to spend 6 hours a week at a public school after-hours before they are able to speak fluently.

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