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How to succeed in our Safety English Test

March 2017

Language Solutions International joins forces with Specialist Language Courses and Accent International, to promote a brand-new online course which will help all those intending to take our Safety English Test. Online English for Safety in Oil & Gas is a dynamic, interactive course, designed specifically for technical staff communicating in English in safety-critical environments. The course provides 22.5 hours of self-study learning, with animated videos, audio and multiple exercises.

 

Please contact alisa.cumming@langsols.com for further information on how LSI can help prepare and assess both your existing personnel and future recruits.

 

 

EUNAVFOR MED operation SOPHIA

December 2016

Here is a fascinating infographic from the UN, with their latest update about the programme to deliver bespoke training to Libyan Coastguard Officers, as part of EUNAVFORMED's efforts to reduce the human suffering of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean.

 

We are delighted that Language Solutions International's teachers are an integral part of this vital mission.

 

 


LS helping the UN with the refugee crisis in Libya

October 2016

Language Solutions International has been awarded a contract with the United Nations, to deliver bespoke maritime English training to Libyan Coastguard Officers.

Our specialist instructors will be based on-board an Italian naval vessel operating in the waters off Libya, helping deliver UN Resolution UNSCR 2292.

Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for any questions about the services LSI  can provide in some of the world’s more challenging environments.





Packing their bags for Dubai

August 2016

Professional Language Solutions says a fond farewell to Dana and Petra, two long-standing members of the London team, who are on their way to the UAE to head up our brand new operation in Dubai. Dana and Petra have been an invaluable part of the London team for many years, and are very excited about making new lives in Dubai, and bringing the langsols brand to a wider audience in the Middle East.
Please contact dana.bakusova@langsols.com for any questions about the services which Language Solutions will be offering in Dubai.




LS expands again – new office in Dubai coming soon !

July 2016

We are delighted to announce that Language Solutions International has now completed the incorporation processes in the UAE, and our new regional hub will shortly be open for business in Dubai. The new Dubai office will co-ordinate our projects across the Gulf region, focusing on specialist recruitment services, the new Safety English Test (SET) and the delivering of large scale language training programmes.
Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for any questions about the services we can provide in the UAE or the wider GCC.




LS Algeria welcomes 1000th student to new premises

March 2016

Language Solutions Algeria welcomes to our training facility in Algiers the 1000th professional student to learn Business English since we opened our new training facilities in July 2015.
Please contact lilya.idjer@lsalgerie.com for queries relating to the services we provide in Algiers and throughout Algeria.



PLS celebrates renewal of Capita/MOD contract

February 2016

Professional Language Solutions celebrates a renewal of the two nation-wide language training contracts we have been awarded for the Ministry of Defence under a framework agreement with Capita CSL.
PLS is the only language training company in the UK to be awarded contracts both for English as a Foreign Language, and for all Foreign language training.
Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for any issues connected to these two contracts



Language Solutions Hungary roll- out with SAP

December 2015

Language Solutions Hungary is delighted to start a new contract to provide English language and communication skills training to SAP in Budapest. After a first round of English language training, LS Hungary will work with SAP Learning & Development to develop a series of tailor-made skills courses to address key communication goals.
Please contact bill.collinge@langsols.hu for further information on the services we provide throughout the Central Europe region.

 


Open day at DCLC

September 2015

PLS office staff as well as prospective tutors were welcomed to DCLC (Defence Centre for Language and Culture) near Swindon, as part of a familiarisation day organized by the Ministry of Defence. Tutors hoping to work for the MOD in the future received an informative briefing from the Senior Burnham Lecturers on site, and had the opportunity to visit the accommodation, leisure and catering facilities. Our thanks to DCLC staff for their kind welcome.


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LSI recruiting for Middle East

August 2015

Language Solutions International mobilises the latest wave of English language, maths and physics tutors, destined to work for our blue chip clients in the Middle East. Mobilising from all over the world, our candidates have been selected for prestigious employment positions in academia, defence and oil and gas sectors in Iraq, KSA and Kuwait.  


LSA opens new School in Algiers

July 2015

Language Solutions Algeria is delighted to announce the opening of a new school in Algiers. Based in the heart of Dely Brahim, an affluent suburb of Algiers, the new building provides substantial premises and a splendid learning environment. With IT suites, student café, dedicated exam test centre facilities and 3 floors of training space, the new school marks another significant stage in the development of LSA as the no 1 English training and testing centre in Algeria.


PLS – Teacher Development

June 2015

Professional Language Solutions completes a series of professional development initiatives for our teaching team. Driven by joint classroom observations carried out by our pedagogical team in tandem with representatives from our clients, the follow-up sessions have focused on learner-centred objectives, engaging all the students in the learning process, and specific teaching skills such as pronunciation.


LLS – Brand new website

May 2015

Luminus Language Solutions, a joint venture between Language Solutions and Luminus Education headquartered in Dubai, has launched a brand new website.

LLS has gone from strength to strength, and is now the market leader in the provision of specialist English language training to the energy industry in Iraq.   

Please view www.lumlangsols.com for information about the General English, Business English and Technical English courses LLS provides to Iraqi clients in both Basra and London.   



LSA Algeria – Accreditation for IELTS for UKVI and Lifeskills

April 2015

Language Solutions Algeria is pleased to announce confirmation of accreditation from the British Council as the only official test centre in Algeria for the new IELTS for UKVI and IELTS Lifeskills exams.

Following recent government changes, and launched in the spring of 2015, IELTS is now the only approved SELT (Secure English Language Test) which can be taken outside the UK which is accepted by UKVI for visa applications.

Please see for http://www.lsalgerie.com/docs/IELTSUKVI.pdf for further information on the full range of IELTS exams offered by Language Solutions in Algiers in partnership with the British Council.



PLS – Celebrating our teachers

March 2015

The annual party of Professional Language Solutions provided the perfect forum to celebrate in style, and recognise the loyalty, dedication and commitment of our wonderful teaching team. Held for the first time at the unique Phoenix Artists Club in central London, it was a pleasure for us all to spend some more relaxed time with our teachers, including many who have been with us for more than ten years. 



PLS – First Anniversary of Contracts with Capita/MOD

February 2015

Professional Language Solutions celebrates the first anniversary of the two nation-wide language training contracts we have been awarded for the Ministry of Defence under a framework agreement with Capita CSL.
PLS is the only language training company in the UK to be awarded contracts both for English as a Foreign Language, and for all Foreign language training.

Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for any issues connected to these two contracts.



Oil and Gas Contracts renewed

January 2015

Despite the pressures on budgets caused by the current low oil price, we are delighted to announce the award of significant new training contracts with the oil and gas sector.


Three of the worlds largest IOC's have all finalised contracts to send large numbers of Arabic-speaking students to learn English with us at Staple Inn in London, starting from February 2015 and continuing for 3 years.


Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for further information on the English language courses we run in our two dedicated training centres in London.



ELS Azerbaijan - teacher nationalisation programme

December 2014

For the second consecutive year English Language Solutions in Baku is running a comprehensive fast track training programme to ensure we have the best local English-teaching team in the country. The project consist of IELTS, TKT training and fully-sponsored CELTA courses (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

 

Please contact mark.trier@langsols.com for further information on the English for Oil and Gas programmes we run at the Caspian Technical Training Centre.



First groups from ENI Iraq arrive in London

November 2014

Luminus Language Solutions is delighted to welcome the first groups from ENI Iraq to Staple Inn, our dedicated intensive English training centre in Holborn, central London.  

 

Please view our Facebook page for pictures of our training centre and our Iraqi students enjoying their time in the UK.  



Language Solutions wins national contract in Spain for oil and gas major.

October 2014

Language Solutions Espana is awarded a national contract to provide English and foreign language training to employees of CEPSA, one of Spain’s largest companies.

 

Please contact javier.hernandez@langsols.es for further information on the services Language Solutions provides to corporate clients in Madrid, Barcelona and throughout Spain.


Bringing IELTS to Algeria

August 2014

Language Solutions Algeria is reconfirmed by the British Council as the only accredited IELTS testing centre in Algeria. A formal signing ceremony is scheduled for September. 

 

Please contact dzexams@langsols.com for further information on the IELTS, Cambridge ESOL and Aviation English exams offered by LSA..



Transition phase of Capita/MOD contract successful

July 2014

Capita announces the successful completion of the transition stage of the new framework agreements to provide English and foreign language training to the MOD. This critical on-boarding phase ensured a successful transition from internal delivery by the MOD to an outsourced service provision.

 

Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for all information relating to the Capita/MOD contract and the military language training we provide to defence organisations in the UK and overseas.



Safety English Test established as recruitment benchmark

June 2014

The Safety English Test, created and administered by Language Solutions in partnership with Atlas Knowledge to Perform, is adopted by a major energy company in the Middle East to help in its recruitment of international staff.  SET is established as the gateway English language assessment required of all its recruitment agencies.

 

Please visit www.safetyenglishtest.com to find out how SET can benefit your organisation too.


 


Safety English Test established as recruitment benchmark

June 2014

The Safety English Test, created and administered by Language Solutions in partnership with Atlas Knowledge to Perform, is adopted by a major energy company in the Middle East to help in its recruitment of international staff.  SET is established as the gateway English language assessment required of all its recruitment agencies.

 

Please visit www.safetyenglish.com to find out how SET can benefit your organisation too.


 


Capita/MOD military language training commences

April 2014

PLS starts to deliver the first language training courses for the MOD under the Capita/MOD contract signed in January 2014. PLS has been awarded 2 framework agreements by Capita, covering all foreign languages, as well as English as a Foreign Language, for military personnel in locations throughout the UK.

 

Please contact crispin.tucker@langsols.com for all information relating to the Capita/MOD contracts.


 


PLS speak at City networking event.

February 2014

PLS were asked to give a presentation at “Supply to the City”, a City of London-sponsored networking event hosted by leading law firm (and PLS client ) CMS Cameron McKenna.

 


Left picture: Crispin Tucker, MD, presenting to the audience at Supply to the City

Right picture: PLS staff in conversation with Tony Morris, Procurement Manager CMS Cameron McKenna

 

Publication of new language course for oil and gas professionals

January 2014

Language Solutions International is pleased to announce the publication of our new in-house course book Advanced Technical English for the Oil & Gas Industry. Created in partnership with the Caspian Technical Training Centre, this course is designed for technicians and engineers entering both upstream and downstream environments. 

 

Please contact to purchase copies for your organisation.

 

 


Safety English Test goes lives

December 2013

Language Solutions, in partnership with Atlas : Knowledge to Perform, is proud to announce the global launch of SET – the Safety English Test.

 

Designed to provide a benchmark of language competence within the context of health and safety in the oil and gas industries, SET is an online English language test which can be taken from approved test locations anywhere in the world.

 

Please view www.langsols.com/SET for further details and an introductory  video.

Or visit www.safetyenglishtest.com to purchase licenses and access the test.

 

 


English UK accreditation successfully renewed

November 2013

The results of the recent inspection of Professional Language Solutions by the British Council on behalf of the Accreditation UK scheme have now been released. We are delighted to report our accreditation has been renewed for another 3 years.

 

The official report of the British Council states:

The British Council inspected and accredited Professional Language Solutions in August 2013. The Accreditation Scheme assesses the standards of management, resources and premises, teaching and welfare and accredits organisations which meet the overall standard in each area inspected (see www.britishcouncil.org/accreditation for details).

This private language school offers courses in professional English for adults in school premises.

Strengths were noted in the areas of staff management, quality assurance, premises and facilities, course design, learner management and teaching.

The inspection report stated that the organisation met the standards of the Scheme.

 

The full report is now available online

 


New training centre opens its doors in Central London

October 2013

The directors of Luminus Language Solutions announce the opening of a brand new training centre in Central London.  Based in impressive historic premises in Holborn, just 5 minutes by tube from the West End, this state-of –the- art training centre  has been completely refurbished, and now comprises 8 multi-media training rooms equipped with all modern technology and executive standard furniture, as well as break-out rooms, conference facilities and staff rooms.

 

Visit our Luminus Language Solutions Facebook page to see photos.

 


British Council visits Professional Language Solutions

September 2013

We recently welcomed inspectors from Accreditation UK, the quality assurance

scheme run by the British Council. Inspectors monitor UK schools who provide

English language teaching.

The British Council says the scheme “provides students with a guarantee of

choice and quality.”

As an accredited English language school, Professional Language Solutions,

is inspected every four years. It was a rigorous inspection covering management,

teaching, facilities, publicity and welfare.

We’ll post an update, as soon as we receive our results.

 

 


New website launching soon

August 2013

We're currently in the middle of redeveloping our website. Several beta versions
of our new course pages are now live. Final versions will be available soon.

 

 

Here's some of our newly developed course pages:

 

We'd welcome your feedback as we continue improve our website.
You can email us your comments at info@langsols.com.


 

Survey finds 100% of our tutors enjoy working for us

July 2013

Our recent tutor satisfaction survey revealed that 100 per cent of our tutors
enjoy working for us.

 

Key findings include:


Commenting on the findings Managing Director Crispin Tucker said:

"One of our biggest assets is our tutors. It is very encouraging that one hundred per cent
stated that they enjoy working for us. It means that those who have direct contact with
our students enjoy what they are doing.

The findings also revealed some valuable insight into areas where we can improve.”



 

Book early to avoid disappointment

June 2013

Our intensive English courses are normally heavily booked throughout the Summer months.
Book now to avoid disappointment.

We offer a wide range of options including one-to-one courses, group courses or a combination
of both. Visit our intensive English course page for more information.

Additionally we offer industry-specific English language courses which have proved to be very
popular with clients. For further details visit our English for Specific Purposes page.



 

Save 15% on communication skills courses

May 2013

We are participating in National Learning at Work Day. The event is run by the Campaign for
Learning and will take place this year on Thursday 23 May. The aim of the awareness day is to
draw attention to the importance of workplace learning and skills.
To celebrate the event we are offering 15% off communication skills courses booked by
Friday 28 June 2013.

For further details please visit our offer page.

 


 

Follow Professional Language Solutions on Linkedin and Twitter

April 2013

Keep up to date with our latest announcements or give us your feedback by following us on
Twitter and Linkedin.

 


 

Safety English Test (SET) pilot programme begins

March 2013

A selection of leading oil and gas companies have started trialling a beta version of our new
Safety English Test (SET) which will be launching shortly. This test of English, in the specific context
of health and safety, has been specifically commissioned for the energy industry.

 


 

Culturebytes range of courses expanded

February 2013

Following positive feedback from our clients we have expanded the range of courses in our
Culturebytes series. Culturebytes are short online cross-cultural training sessions which can be
delivered worldwide using webconferencing technologies.

If you would like further information about this product you can contact us by
email at info@langsols.com



 

Office refurbishment completed

January 2013

Students studying at our central London language training centre (in Coldbath Square) now enjoy
improved facilities and newly refurbished office layout. Why not come and have a look for yourself?

 


 

Professional Language Solutions’ 2013 brochures now available

December 2012

Our 2013 language training brochures are now available to download from our website.



 

Professional Language Solutions extends use of WebEx for online training

November 2012

We can now deliver our language courses globally using webconferencing technologies.
Visit our course page for a full list of our training courses for businesses.

 


 

Language Solutions Algeria exam success

October 2012

Language Solutions Algeria (LSA) has just successfully completed a nine month language training
project with the Algerian government. LSA's remit was to help 60 military staff attain the required
IELTS score (7.5) for entry to postgraduate courses in the UK.

 


 

Language Solutions International returns to Libya

September 2012

Language Solutions International (LSI) has resumed training operations in Tripoli following the
suspension of contracts during the period of civil unrest.

 


 

Luminus Language Solutions registered in Dubai

August 2012

Luminus Language Solutions (LLS), a joint venture providing language training in Iraq, has been
incorporated in the Dubai Free Trade Zone. Clients include BP and ENI. For more information
visit LLS's website.

 


 

Professional Language Solutions introduces online cross-cultural training

July 2012

We’ve just rolled out “CultureBytes” which are bite-sized cultural training sessions delivered
using webconferencing technologies.

 


 

Luminus Language Solutions opens for business in Iraq

June 2012

Luminus Language Solutions (LLS), a joint venture partnership in Iraq, opened a brand new
training centre in Basra. For more information visit LLS's website.

 


 

A new home for Language Solutions in Algeria

May 2012

The new headquarters of Language Solutions Algeria is officially opened by the British Ambassador
to Algeria, Algiers Martyn Roper. Pictures of the event can be viewed on the British Embassy
in Algeria Facebook Page.

 


 

Professional Language Solutions welcomes first students from Iraq

April 2012

We’ve just welcomed our first students from Iraq. They form part of an ambitious joint venture
providing English language training to clients in Iraq.


 

English Language Solutions Baku is accredited by Cambridge ESOL

March 2012

The new headquarters of Language Solutions Algeria is officially opened by the British Ambassador
to Algeria, Algiers Martyn Roper. Pictures of the event can be viewed on the British Embassy
in Algeria Facebook Page.

 


 

Crossrail contractor awards training contract to Professional Language Solutions

February 2012

We’ve been selected by a major contractor on the Crossrail development to provide language
training to their staff.

 


 

HM Treasury trusts Professional Language Solutions

January 2012

Professional Language Solutions (PLS) starts language training at HM Treasury. PLS is a
trusted government supplier. Our framework with the Government Procurement Service can be viewed
on their website
.

 


 

Seasonal greetings from Professional Language Solutions

December 2011

We’ve been accredited by Trinity College as an approved test centre for ISE and GESE English exams.

 


 

New partnership for eLearning and blended learning

October 2011

We’ve concluded negotiations with one of Europe's leading eLearning providers to offer blended learning solutions to our corporate client base.

 


 

PLS launches new website

September 2011

Our brand new website is now live. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

 


 

A new home for Language Solutions in Algeria

May 2012

The new headquarters of Language Solutions Algeria is officially opened by the British Ambassador
to Algeria, Algiers Martyn Roper. Pictures of the event can be viewed on the British Embassy
in Algeria Facebook Page.

 


 

Language Solutions International awarded full BULATS accreditation

August 2011

Language Solutions International receives official confirmation from Cambridge Assessment to be an
accredited test centre for BULATS. Information about the BULATS test can be viewed on our website.

 


 

PLS wins national contract from retail chain

July 2011

We’ve been awarded a nation-wide contract for language training and assessment for the directors of an international chain of supermarkets.

 


 

Westminster Language Solutions takes shape

June 2011

PLS and the University of Westminster conclude negotiations for the joint offering of military English
courses and long-term IELTS preparation courses.

 


 

PLS starts to offer online BULATS

May 2011

Through our membership of Business English UK, we’ve started to offer the BULATS online exam. BULATS is an English language test approved by UKBA, the UK Border Agency, for the purposes of Tier 2 and Tier 4 visa applications. Information about the BULATS test can be viewed on our website.

 


 

RMIT accredit PLS as an aviation English test centre

April 2011

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) extends its partnership with Professional Language Solutions (PLS) to accredit our London training centre as an approved test centre for RELTA, the world’s most popular test of aviation English for pilots and air traffic controllers.

 


 

PLS trials the new Safety English Test

March 2011

A selection of oil and gas companies have successfully completed the field-trials for the Safety English
Test (SET). SET provides a validation an employee’s ability to operate in English in an English-medium
safety environment. Information about the SET test can be viewed on our website.

 


 

PLS joins forces with the University of Westminster

February 2011

PLS and the University of Westminster, signed an MOU to collaborate in the provision of specialist English training and assessment solutions.


 

Buying Solutions award national framework to PLS

January 2011

Buying Solutions is the national procurement agency for the entire UK public sector. In January 2011 we were accepted on to their national framework to provide language training to public sector employees.
Our framework can be viewed on the Government Procurement Service website.

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