Spoken English Training
Sri Lankans have a strong English vocabulary compared with many other international populations thanks to our colonial exposure and the foreign traders who frequented our island. However, successive governments since independence other than for the present one kept English as an exclusive tool of the elite and the urban communities. EHC is one of the entities identifying easy ways to address this menacing problem which keeps a large part of the population at bay. Numerous opportunities are open for people who possess English language skills and as a result thousands of very talented and experienced individuals have to be satisfied with junior- level or entry - level jobs. Our objective is to break this barrier to facilitate the entry of such individuals and businesses to penetrate lucrative revenue-generation opportunities found locally and globally.
From a personal letter to a board paper, we are able to coach you on how you can write better. On the other hand, if you want us to write a letter or document for you, we will be happy to do that for you.
If you have trouble reading a letter or document, we are there to help you. However, if you like to learn how to read better, we still would like to help you to gain reading skills.
Understanding what has been written sometimes requires assistance. Sometimes different writing styles, heavy accents and other reasons make some writings or recordings unclear. We in these situations will be more than glad to help you to comprehend what has been written or said. Sharpening your comprehending skills will undoubtedly make you a better communicator as listening is more important than speaking most of the time.
Whether you present a serious business presentation on PowerPoint or doing a physical presentation of some product, you need some presentation skills.
Linguistic aspects of a negotiation is as important as your business acumen, bargaining power, personal rapport, public relations skills, etiquette and all other ingredients which makes you successful in negotiations whether it is business or otherwise. Correct use of the language adds the finesse to your negotiation and we coach you to earn that finesse.
Facing an interview and conducting an interview both require specific skills in order to impress. If you impress your interview board, you stand a chance to grab what’s being offered. On the other hand, if you impress your interviewees, the most suitable candidates will consider joining you making it a mutually beneficial proposition.
Your questioning skills, moderating skills, patience, listening skills, information-extracting skills and the use of psychological tactics are amongst a range of tools used by smart interrogators conducting any type of inquiry or investigation. In an interrogation, you simply cannot afford to miss asking the crucial questions and miss out on recording the much expected responses.
To be an effective supervisor, your language skills come handy. There are instances where your team or subordinates will only understand English at least until you learn their language. Therefore, people who encounter such situations would need to learn the basics required for good supervision.
Good leaders accepted by all almost always display language proficiency. In Sri Lanka, you can become an effective business or political leader or a professional if you master all three national languages. This why people belonging to Tamil, Moslem and some minority communities most often do better especially in business appealing to all communities who patronize their businesses. The majority Sinhalese do not show tri-lingual proficiency other than for a few. Not all possessing tri-lingual capability become leaders but effective leaders often show their language abilities or the keenness to learn other languages.
Knowing all three languages is a definite advantage for all telephone operators and telemarketers. If you are in international trade then knowing English becomes a must. Your first ice breaker would be that first call you receive. That call could change your whole life or your employer’s future. That’s why you need professional telephone skills.
News Reading & Editing Skills
When radio and television stations were a few in the island, we witnessed relatively better news editing and reading. However, mushrooming stations and channels have brought-down the overall standards maintained by popular radio and television personalities. However, some stations have always maintained good standards right throughout with much difficulty. The time has now come to help these personalities to hone their skills and make their presentations above average.
Whether it is a simple translation of one page of a document or providing translation services at a business meeting, we are happy to help you. If your job entails translation as a routine, then we can coach you to do your job more effectively. Erroneous translations could lead to disasters in your personal, professional as well as business life.
Sri Lanka has only a few good comperes who can appeal to any kind of audience. Compering comes naturally to some but others need training. What to say and what not to say is the key in this business. You will get your cheque but not repeat business if you became the star of an event but said one or two controversial things. We will train you to be an effective announcer, compere or a Master of Ceremonies (MC) with our expertise in these areas.
Public Relations Skills
For good PR, you need to know your language well. The more languages you know the more successful you become in Public Relations. Let alone English, this is why some are now learning foreign languages such as Hindi and Mandarin in order to appeal to wider audiences and simply do your job better. So, knowing good English is a must if you are a PR professional. PR plays a major role in business, hospitality trade, politics and many other professions and people who are in these areas know the value of English in their day to day lives.
Carrying-out a simple two-way dialogue with someone who does not understand your mother-tongue is facilitated by the mutual understanding of the international language English. Trade begins with a dialogue. Peace begins with a dialogue. Settlements begin with a dialogue. Love begins with a dialogue. To have a conversation going with another or more people, you need to know their common language unless everyone is from your own community. Knowing English facilitates the learning of conversational skills.
These skills are usually required by BPO workers, market researchers and investigators amongst a few other groups of professionals. Transcribers are paid well especially when foreign or difficult accents are involved in a recording. EHC will be happy to teach you the specific set of skills needed by you to become a good transcriber.