For years, Language Institute Regina Coeli has been the expert in the Netherlands when it comes to language training for professionals. They offer qualitatively outstanding training at their institute situated in Vught’s wooded surroundings. Regina Coeli’s strength is their tailor-made language programmes, which offer personal attention and dovetail precisely with each trainee’s needs. Their trainers are well-educated native speakers who have experience working in a wide range of professional fields.
In order to repeat and practice what they have learned, the participants make use of UNI‑Learning’s FLOWsparks flexible learning environment during and after their course. Online learning is therefore an integral aspect of Regina Coeli’s total learning blend, called the Regina Coeli Method.
A business relation of Regina Coeli’s asked them to develop an online quiz for their members (small and medium-sized enterprises) so the members could test their knowledge of languages and their related business cultures. The quiz needed to be appropriate for both beginners as well as more experienced users of the languages.
Our approach & solution
We selected our STORYWISE learning format for Language Institute Regina Coeli in order to allow for an optimum blend of practice of both the language and business culture of each country.
UNI‑Learning, in partnership with Regina Coeli, developed the following modules:
- Doing successful business in all languages: What works in English?
- Doing successful business in all languages: What works in German?
- Doing successful business in all languages: What works in French?
STORYWISE is an extremely visual format and that makes it—in combination with its storytelling aspect—an attractive and challenging way of learning for our course members.Esther van Berkel - Director of Studies
The end result
The trainee learns more about the languages and the related business cultures by means of a short story and a range of practical dilemmas. In this way, they not only get to test what they would say in a given situation, but they also get the opportunity to expand their knowledge of languages and business cultures.
An enjoyable and informative way to play with a language and the related business culture.
“The STORYWISE format fits beautifully with our business relation’s needs and with Regina Coeli’s vision on testing. A test should be fun to do and generate positive feelings. That’s what STORYWISE does: the feedback for each answer is always positive and you learn something from each dilemma, even when you’ve chosen the best answer. We’re so enthusiastic about the format that we’re also developing it for use in our individual language training programmes. It’s a format that, in addition to our repeat and drill exercises, engages the participants even more. STORYWISE is an extremely visual format and that makes it—in combination with its storytelling aspect—an attractive and challenging way of learning for our course members.”
– Esther van Berkel, Director of Studies at Language Institute Regina Coeli