BLS is very pleased to have organised and delivered several intensive language training days for SRK Exploration Services, a Cardiff-based geology consultancy firm. SRK’s geologists (who formed the majority of the students, together with office-based staff) travel all over the world, especially in South America, Francophone Africa and Russia. The Beginners French, Beginners Russian and Improvers Spanish (5 intensive days in each language) took place in December 2010 and January 2011, both at the client’s premises and ours. The aim was to equip the participants with enough basic skills to cope with the demands of their respective jobs, and start building up their knowledge of specialised geology-related vocabulary and office language. The course was a great success and SRK has also commissioned translation work with us.

In the words of a few students:

About the French course – “My teacher was excellent and explained everything to me very clearly and always answered any questions I had very thoroughly. Whether in a group or one on one the quality of the tuition was extremely good and I am very pleased with the progress I have made in such a short space of time. I was sorry to end the lessons as I thoroughly enjoyed them. Merci beaucoup. “

About the Russian course – “Great course, looking forward to trying it out.”

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