By definition, training involves conveying new knowledge and practicing newly acquired skills. Training aims at achieving pre-set goals through the application of proven training concepts and methods. In recent years the role of the trainer has changed dramatically. The classical function of the trainer as a teacher or lecturer has become largely obsolete. Trainers today have moved on to act more as facilitators in learning processes or as a companion on the learning path. In addition to purely conveying knowledge, trainers are increasingly responsible for helping participants improve their capacity to acquire new knowledge and skills.
Workshops offer a time and cost-effective means of targeting particular communication areas. AAC’s strength lies in carefully blending skill and language-based aspects to create industry or company-specific workshop programmes for small groups with a strong emphasis on practice rather than theory, while integrating elements of individual, team & group work. Examples include English for meetings, presentations, negotiations, telephoning and email correspondence.
In a world in which software applications can “translate” in milliseconds, quality in the field of translation has recently assumed new dimensions. Anglo-Austrian Communications draws on long-standing resources and the new information sources available through the Internet to continue crafting finished texts that reproduce the role and function of the initial text, rather than just translating words and sentences.
AOB – You Name it!
Variety, they say, is the spice of (business) life. Our flexible approach to assisting our customers has, over the years, extended to providing a range of difficult to classify additional services in the spheres of language training and translation. Sometimes, for example, simply having a native speaker on hand to assist with ad-hoc translations during negotiations can be a major factor in getting to yes. Or a 'friend' in the audience at a presentation with a few questions that you want to be asked…