Writing Globally
Our Staff


Training services

Rather than offering canned, one-size-fits-all courses, we consult with you to assess your training needs, helping you to set realistic training objectives. We work closely with you as we design courses that will enable your employees to use English effectively as they perform their jobs. We customize our training materials for your workplace, finding that the best results are obtained when trainees can relate to the material they are using.

All training is conducted at your site and is available only to your designated employees. We do not offer seminars open to the public.

We conduct in-person, instructor-led training. We do not offer on-line, on-demand courses, but we can adapt some types of training for web-based classes offered live across multiple time zones.

We custom-design all our courses, selecting style and content to achieve the results you need. After consulting with you, we write a brief proposal, including all estimated costs, for your review. For most types of training, we recommend a group size of six to twelve.

Writing courses can include:

  • Quickly writing e-mail that is to the point, correct, and scannable
  • Writing technical reports and documentation
  • Communicating technical information to non-specialists
  • Business writing (such as for sales, HR, customer service)
  • Writing for academic journals
  • Writing material that will be translated (see also Writing Globally)

Speaking courses can include:

  • Presentations and training techniques
  • Pronunciation and intonation
  • Developing executive presence
  • Participating in and managing meetings
  • Talking comfortably about yourself and your accomplishments
  • Answering questions effectively


We also offer one-to-one coaching programs for individual employees at your site between 8 AM and 5 PM on weekdays. These programs can focus on use of written English, spoken English, or a combination.


At present, most of the people taking our courses work in software, biotech, or financial services. Approximately one-third are native speakers of English. As trained linguists, our instructors are ready to work with people from any language or cultural background. We have extensive experience training speakers of Arabic, Cantonese, Dutch, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Indonesian, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese, and the major languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.







Contact On-Site English:
Phone and fax: 650.855.9928