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Workplace Language Training

English language training for Manufacturers from basic to advanced skills and Accent Modification (American English Pronunciation)

Production requires Communication

Non-native English speakers on the production line need great communication skills more than ever. Our training gets them there.

Manufacturers invest in smart machines which require teams of employees to communicate clearly, manage settings and keep lines moving.  Investing in language training for non-native English speakers on these teams means everyone works better.

Consider these outcomes of ProActive English Workplace Language Training:

  • Fewer costly mistakes in production due to misunderstood directions or employee reluctance to ask questions

  • Increased willingness to share money-saving ideas for how to improve the production line

  • Decreased costs as employees better understand internal training and why it matters

Course content for manufacturing workers can include:

  • American English pronunciation and American accent training using site-based vocabulary 

  • Vocabulary building and fluency when describing production tasks

  • Communicating confidently in shift meetings and understanding compliance training

  • Participating in meetings with supervisors during performance reviews and team-building activities

  • Writing workplace documentation including basic reports and compliance forms

How do we get results: 

  • We meet with HR and Team Leads to discuss training needs and identify benchmarks for improvement

  • We observe the production process and identify where and how communication takes place

  • We assess participants to determine starting levels

  • We develop curriculum from company documentation, audio recordings and other  workplace material

  • Training - meeting weekly - includes formal and informal reporting to mark progress

  • We welcome managers and leads into training sessions to share perspectives, model American English pronunciation and practice speaking and listening skills.

Case Study

A hard-working line employee at a food processing plant was preparing frozen foods.  He followed recipe printouts, gathering ingredients by rote memory from warehouse locations.  One day, using a high-speed computerized mixer, he added pork instead of beef into a product because he could not read labels.  This error cost the company $7000 and two days to redo the shipment.  Similar errors by other workers cost the company $45K the year before ProActive English was invited to deliver training.

ProActive English worked with managers to incorporate company language and procedures into a 24-hour training curriculum.  In addition to improving reading skills, participants received American accent training, basic reading, writing and speaking skills for communicating about the production process. Confidence among participants grew immediately after the training began. Similar errors did not recur and ProActive English was asked to train additional employees over several cycles.

What happens at your facility?

In diverse communities across the United States, new Americans and permanent residents for whom English is a second language are working hard at increasingly sophisticated manufacturing facilities.  As their communication skills improve – especially their American English pronunciation, vocabulary and fluency, your company improves.  We can help.

On the occasion of our contract renewal, I’d like to recognize your company for its great technical and linguistic expertise, marvelous customer service, and overall professionalism. The Business English Web has revolutionized our pronunciation classes. Our learners have loved the freedom to practice and perform their activities at any time, from any computer. It’s been a pleasure working with you so far, and I’m looking forward to future expansion. Thanks so much for all you do.

Emily Wheeler

Senior Training Specialist, HR/Workplace English

Stanford University Medical Center


Increase employee  confidence and productivity with language training.  Save time and money for your organization.

Assured Quality

Delivering enterprise wide training for thousands of employees or as few a five. Helping participants with their own improvement.