Confidence breeds success
The Square Mile is trusted supplier to a diverse range of clients. Our clients produce currency for South American countries, design and build robotics installations for factories in Mexico, work for the government and provide alternative financing for Dutch entrepeneurs building a presence in developing countries. They know that a language course from The Square Mile provides them with the skills and confidence to do business better.
Tailor-made business Spanish language training
Our Spanish courses are always focused on your specific context and learning needs. Our trainers come from Spain and South America and provide an element of local flavour to your course, helping you understand the context within you are doing business. Your course draws on your company, products and services and the market within you operate and can be provided either as an individual programme or as a group course made up of like-minded colleagues. The level, duration and intensity of your Spanish language training course are agreed in consultation with the training manager, guaranteeing a programme that meets your needs and provides an excellent return on investment for your time and money.
The foundation Spanish course is intended for participants with little or no knowledge of Spanish. You focus initially on developing simple routines, vocabulary and structures to communicate in daily situations for example in a shop or at the station. The reading and writing aspects focus on simple, reoccurring themes such as completing standard forms and short e-mails. Your personal background and learning context determines as much of the choice of materials as possible. The programme takes between 40 and 60 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
You already have a simple knowledge of Spanish and can determine words, sentences and phrases related to daily activities. Your A2 level Spanish course aims to develop your knowledge and skills in a simple business environment. Answering the phone, finding out a little about people, following instructions, writing basic e-mails and conducting exchanges are all part of the programme. Specific aspects of your work take a more prominent position in the course as we start to use your own materials more often i.e. technical manuals, price lists, product line-ups, safety protocols or organisational charts. The programme takes between 40 and 60 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
Your command of Spanish allows you to have short conversations and read short letters, e-mails or adverts within a clear context. This B1 level Business Spanish programme aims to improve your speaking skills so you can function in your work within the context of daily situations. Giving instructions, presenting your products and services succinctly, offering opinions, agreeing and disagreeing and developing a working knowledge of writing conventions are examples of linguistic functions covered. Use of your daily materials and situations allows your trainer to tailor more of the content to your needs, moving towards a more free-flowing use of Spanish. The programme takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
You can function in your job within clear boundaries and with the help of your counterparts. If you now want to expand your ability to communicate effectively and with increasing accuracy then this B2 level Business Spanish programme is for you. The programme focuses on developing vocabulary, style and tone when dealing with more difficult situations, providing clear, coherent passages of speech or text and making fewer mistakes. Your business context takes a more central position in the course as you learn to be more fluent and confident in a broader business environment. Together with your trainer you decide the emphasis of the course. The programme takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
This C1 level business Spanish programme takes your language skills to a new level. Nuance, style and tone become ever more important as you learn to present more effectively, negotiate competently and write structured, accurate reports and recommendations in Spanish. Your trainer encourages you to broaden and deepen your active vocabulary and you develop the language skills to be able to lead and manage meetings and exchanges more effectively in both familiar and unfamiliar situations and contexts. The programme becomes a co-production between the participant(s) and the trainer, and takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
In your profession, at your level in the organisation, “good” is not enough. You aim to speak Spanish fluently, spontaneously and with conviction, flair and confidence. This C2 level business Spanish programme stimulates you to draw on all your knowledge and push your Spanish to the highest possible (near-native) level. Writing becomes second nature, error free and professional and your language skills form no barrier to you deploying your full knowledge and ability. The programme is a co-production between the participant(s) and the trainer, and takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours over 2 to 16 weeks. Individual or group format, in-company.
Are you a PA, management assistant or support employee? Then you probably need Spanish in your role as the face of your organization or manager. Making appointments and arrangements, ensuring information is shared correctly, taking minutes or acting as “gatekeeper” all require a good level of Spanish when working in an international environment. This business Spanish programme is aimed at improving your professional Spanish for general conversation and for getting things done. Writing objectives include correct e-mail conventions and taking minutes. This Spanish course is provided in-company, as an individual or part of a group of colleagues and tailored to your needs and takes between 30 and 40 hours, split across lessons of 2 to 3 hours.
A well-written e-mail, letter or report conveys competence and professionalism. In your role you need to write in Spanish frequently and need to be sure that your tone, style, grammar and word choice are accurate and appropriate. This business Spanish writing course is tailored to your specific environment. Working individually or with a group of colleagues, we review your own materials and blend these with ours to identify and improve your written Spanish. This business Spanish course takes between 30 and 40 hours and involves a similar number of private study hours for writing assignments.
Helpdesk employees are vital to your business. In an increasingly international society, they often deal with customers in Spanish. Their ability to express themselves clearly and concisely adds value to the customer contact and leaves customers with a positive image of your company. This business Spanish for customer care course focuses on the language required to communicate about your products and services, deal with complaints or questions and/or share information with accounts payable or receivable. The course takes 30 to 40 hours and can be followed individually or together with colleagues. In-company.