World Language Consultants was founded in 1967 when Rio Tinto, the world's foremost mining company, set up an internal Language training Unit with the assistance of Julio Pinna. Over 150 staff were trained by this pioneering unit, which provided one of the first language and cultural training programmes of its kind. The programme was soon extended to other companies, and in the mid-1970s Christies opened its exclusive centre which, under Julio's direction, delivered bespoke training to the executives, managers and experts at the auction house.
What we do
We have worked with a broad range of clients and developed language and cultural learning programmes which:
- Enabled Christie’s specialists to travel the world, finding, buying and selling exiting piece of art.
- Helped the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote UK interest abroad and worked with international bodies, ensuring the delivery of a specialist programme to senior officials.
- Helped United Distillers, now Diageo, to develop its language and cultural capacity to support the business development initiative across borders.
- Provided Barclays Bank with functional and practical language learning to help with the development of their interest in South America enabling the team to put immediately their knowledge into practice in the work environment.
“Our language consultants combine an understanding of the difficulties that student face in learning a foreign language with an appreciation of the specific communication skills by those working at a senior level in the public sector.”
While we are able to offer instruction in a wide range of languages, we can also satisfy your needs with a language consultant whose background matches your precise professional requirements.
We are able to provide an invaluable background briefing to professionals intending to travel or work abroad. Our links with several of the countries leading academic institutions enable us to source the most relevant knowledge and expertise required in building a bespoke language course.
How we do it
Motivation – we aim to motivate and inspire people thereby allowing them to develop their full potential as learners. Because we are passionate about language and learning, our courses are highly stimulating and, above all, enjoyable.
Practical and interactive – we focus on providing functional learning and putting it into practice. Through this approach delegates feel confident to use their knowled ge within the work environment.
Self-analysis – helping individuals understand their current strengths and weaknesses is key to enabling effective learning. Through a range of practical activities, including tests, assisted discussion, role-plays; we help to increase delegatesâ€™ own self-awareness.
Effective learning contents – our expert training teams design and use the highest quality training content to meet the training objective.
Resources appropriate to the learning needs – prior and throughout the training we make sure that the delegate receive the appropriate course material.
Stimulating environment – we encourage the language consultants to challenge delegates to enable them to confront skill gap areas and develop confidence..
We are proud of our new building. Only 5 minutes from the Shard, in front of the Fashion Museum.
World Language Consultants only employs the best language, cultural and communication trainers for our clients and programmes. Vacancies frequently exist for freelance trainers at our centres in London, and we are always happy to talk to suitably qualified and experienced language professionals.
Applicants should possess a recognised training qualification and have significant training and professional experience.
Prospective language learning consultants should have the following:
- A university degree (languages or business preferred)
- A recognised teaching qualification
- At least three years’ experience of training adults on a one-to-one basis and in small groups
Translators & Interpreters
We always require quality translators and interpreters in all major world languages. If you would like to apply to World Language Consultants Ltd for a position as a freelance translator or interpreter we will be delighted to hear from you. Applicants should possess recognised qualifications as well as significant experience.
World Language Consultants is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and we are opposed to any form of unfair or unlawful discrimination.
We recognise the contribution that each individual can make to our company, irrespective of age, gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, race, colour, religious belief, disability, political opinion or ethnicity.
World Language Consultants will endeavour to ensure that all of its policies, procedures and practices are in accordance with Equal Opportunities legislation and good employment practice.
"The course was well organised and the tutors were of a high calibre. I was made to feel at home in a convivial atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Despite its short duration due to my commitments back home, I found the course to be of great benefits and highly informative."
"I am writing to thank World Language Consultants for their efforts and professionalism in making my intensive period of studying English with you such a good personal and professional experience. I certainly notice the benefits of my improved standard of English when communicating with English-speaking business contacts.
I would certainly recommend World Language Consultants Ltd. to any of my colleagues or friends who need to rapidly improve their standard of written and spoken English."
Patricio Costa, AntarChile SA
"A note to thank you and the two excellent Arabic teachers you allowed me to share...
... The teaching was first class."