Overcoming the language barrier: extra provision for non-native English speakers

Overcoming the language barrier: extra provision for non-native English speakers

As a company that trains more than 26,000 people each year, in around 30 countries worldwide, TWI often works with candidates whose first language is not English.

TWI Training programme manager David Bage (pictured, second from left) recently delivered a CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector course at TWI’s office in Thailand, and gave special consideration to potential language issues.

‘Courses in South East Asia are normally one day longer, to take into account extra time needed for any language issues,’ David explained.

‘On this particular course that extra time proved very useful. The group of students actually featured three different nationalities, and none of the candidates spoke English as their first language.

‘It was rewarding to overcome these potential difficulties, and I found the experience invaluable in learning how our existing materials can be further developed, and some additional things to keep in mind when planning new courses.’

All candidates successfully gaining CSWIP 3.1 certification, will receive an internationally recognised qualification with the potential to lead to a rewarding and varied career anywhere in the world.

For more information, please contact: trainexam@twitraining.com