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Learn languages anywhere in the world

“I’m too busy to commit to learning a language”, I hear you say. Life can be extremely busy especially if your job involves a lot of foreign travel. Thanks to modern technology you can now learn a language almost anywhere in the world at a time and place convenient to you.


At Commercial Language Training, we aim to make learning a new language as easy and convenient as possible so we offer remote language training using Skype. This allows you to have the same 1-2-1 tutor while you travel.

When done right, learning a language on Skype can be every bit as effective as learning a language by any more traditional means.

But there are a few steps you should take to ensure that your Skype language lessons are a success:

  1. Familiarise Yourself with the Technology First

If you’ve never used Skype, make sure you know how it works and have a practice with a friend before your first lesson starts. If you’ve bought a new headset, microphone, or headphones for your training, get comfortable using them before your sessions begin.

Make sure your equipment is working and that your internet connection is as good is it can be.

  1. Find a Suitable Space

To get the most out of your Skype language learning, your lessons must be conducted in a quiet, well-lit, comfortable space that’s free from distractions. Try to find a private space such as a small meeting room where you won’t be disturbed and where you won’t be distracted by phone calls and co-workers.

  1. Relax

Some people find using Skype to be a little unnerving. But if you’re not able to relax, you’ll find learning a new language much more challenging than it should be. So relax! Your tutor is here to help you and they will do everything they can to make you to feel at ease.

  1. Agree a Plan Beforehand

At Commercial Language Training, we always structure our lessons to suit your specific requirements. But when learning over Skype, it’s particularly vital that we establish your language learning goals in advance.

We can cover any areas you wish to focus on and make a point of including all the specialist vocabulary and terminology needed to conduct business overseas in your specific sector.

Our aim is to structure the lessons to teach you everything you need to learn but also to adapt them to suit the medium.

  1. Study your notes

Don’t just switch your computer off after the Skype call has ended. Go through your notes to remind yourself what you have learned and what questions you have as a result. Spend 10 minutes practising what you have learned so that you don’t forget it all straight away.

For more information about our flexible business language courses or our Skype sessions, give us a call on +44 (0) 203 036 0760

Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form.

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