Work with us to design a training programme for your staff. Alternatively, people may be able to enrol in the English for Employees programme.
What's involved in training?
ELPNZ designs training specifically tailored to your employees’ language needs. We work with your business to determine the training focus.
Many employers say the key issues are communication with other colleagues and customers. Some staff need to build basic workplace literacy and numeracy – to understand instructions and comply with safety regulations.
For others, it’s a need for staff to learn more about Kiwi workplace culture, so they understand more about ‘how we do things’ at work in NZ.
Who delivers training?
Our trainers are all qualified and experienced, with expertise in delivering tailored workplace programmes to culturally diverse workforces. We frequently work with a mix of language levels and backgrounds.
When are classes held?
Your business comes first. Classes are delivered with minimum interruption to work hours, depending on staff availability. We will help you to determine the best approach – lessons as part of a paid work day, or after-hours, or both? We accommodate to fit all needs.
Where does training take place?
This depends on your needs. Some employers prefer onsite learning, but, if preferable, we can locate an appropriate venue. ELP has venues we work with near you to accommodate this.
What does it cost?
Our courses are tailor-made to suit individual business needs, so costs vary depending on your business’ specific training needs.
I have one employee with language needs. Can ELPNZ help?
Your employee can integrate with our current classes, or we may be able to provide them with a private trainer.
How long is a training course?
This depends on your needs and availabilities. Contact us to discuss!
What is ‘English for Employees’?
A 45-hour, part-time programme for workers (part or full time) who want to improve their workplace language, literacy and numeracy. A limited number of free places are available each year. The course is restricted to residents and citizens. Class times and content is flexible.
- Professionally-qualified instructors
- Focus on workplace language
- Small groups
- Workplace communication
- Reading, writing and numeracy for work
- Cultural issues and expectations of the Kiwi workplace
How should I approach this with my staff?
Get in touch with us if you have any doubts. Your discussions may change depending on the culture and background of each staff member. We have extensive experience working with people from all around the world, and are happy to assist to ensure that the most sensitive approach is adopted.
What Employers Say
How employers found their experience
Geoff Lewis – Tender Tips
Nigel Maxey – Fielden Metalworks
Abi Buckell – Organisation Development Advisor – WEL Networks
Sharon FultonBevers – Thermakraft
Aaron Jeffares – Farm manager – Moondance Farms
David Phillips – Steelfort Engineering
Paul Brockie – Absolute Energy
Vivienne Power – Freshmax
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