Workplace English courses can be customized to meet corporate needs and can be conducted on-site or at SDSU.

In a global marketplace, people from different countries with different language backgrounds often work side by side – either physically or electronically. To ensure the effective communication that is essential for businesses to thrive, the ALI delivers English language training for non-native English speakers.

We create custom Workplace English programs to meet the needs of each organization, so your employees will develop their language skills through communicative activities that simulate actual language usage in your workplace. And for the convenience of you and your employees, we can bring the classroom to you.

Types of organizations that have used these services include:

  • Pharmaceutical research firms
  • Defense contractors
  • Pet food manufacturers
  • Utilities
  • Technology companies

Courses offered through the American Language Institute at San Diego State University include:

  • Pronunciation Improvement (Accent Reduction)
  • English Pronunciation for Presentations
  • Business Writing
  • Success Skills for Non-Native English Speakers in American Business Culture
  • Tips for Supervising Non-Native English-Speaking Employees

Successful communication always has been the key to good management.  Now the growing need to connect with workers from other cultures means both managers and employees must learn how to communicate better.

— Bridging Language Gap Leads to More Productive Staff, by Ed Rosen


For more information on the Workplace English programs, please call (619) 594-5907.