Tangent Training is an online professional business school specialising in corporate language training including soft skills and professional development programmes for companies of all sizes. About Us
Tangent Training is founded, run and managed by educators. The company’s philosophy is to ensure quality education and learning is the heartbeat of your business but removes the added cost of having in-house educators. We work hard to ensure the strictest and highest e-learning standards are met in all facets of the training we offer. We select our teachers with great care and attention assuring you of the best quality training worldwide.
Tangent Training determines your language level at the start of any course you wish to take by giving you an initial online Placement Test.
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Tangent Training offers English for Special Purposes that focuses upon expanding English usage in various international industries as well as corporate soft skills and executive workshops to foster employees’ professional growth.
Tangent Training’s Business English programme has been designed for students from elementary (A2) to advanced (C2) levels. The course focuses on improvement of business communication skills, introduces vocabulary specific to a variety of business domains and familiarises students with the finer points of business etiquette and correspondence.
For students who wish to improve their general English skills, this course has been designed for students from elementary (A2) to advanced (C2) levels. The course focuses on modern global English, taking its content from predominantly American, British and Australian sources. Tangent incorporates modern communication methods in its curriculum including English for tablet/mobile users, social media and online commerce. The course is appropriate to students aged 14 and above.
Tangent Training’s Oil and Gas programs are designed for engineers, administrators, graduates and young professionals wishing to embark upon a professional career in the oil and gas industry where English is the predominant lingua franca. The programme has been designed in a modular way so that clients can choose from over 100 subject-specific units and tailor the course to suit their employees. Courses can for example have a focus on gas production, project management or perhaps, drilling. Allow our team to discuss the numerous options we offer to meet your employee’s needs.
This course has become popular as Tangent Training’s general Oil and Gas programme has grown. We are the only global language provider to offer a specific course for the gas sector where our input materials are dedicated to the storage, transportation, distribution and sale of this growing commodity.
Tangent's Negotiation Skills course is designed to provide participants with modern language structures applicable to 21st century negotiation techniques in face-to-face meetings, by telephone, and in writing. With a strong focus on nuanced and idiomatic terms the course allows learners to practise and perfect a range of negotiating stances; examine offer and counter-offer forms and utilise conditional sentence structures in detail. With a strong focus on role-play and real-life dialogue settings, this course is ideal for managers and senior executives wishing to strengthen their English communication skills in business.
We developed this course out of sheer demand from young career oriented workers to improve their written skills in technical sectors. The course covers key writing disciplines such as parallelism and nominalisation; explores report writing strategies as well as day-to-day email communication of technically robust material. Due to the technical nature of this course, a minimum English level of B2 is necessary.
Pilots, cadets and non-English speaking aviation workers are eligible to take our English for Pilots course. The course is designed for participants wishing to succeed at ICAO Operational Level 4. Due to the technical nature of this course, a minimum level of B2 is necessary prior to enrolment.
This course has been developed specifically for flight attendants who use English every day at work and for cabin crew trainees. This speaking-based course shows participants how to communicate with clarity and authority. We explore the boundaries of politeness, familiarity and informality and demonstrate how participants can be assertive and authoritative in challenging environments. This course is available for elementary (A2) to advanced (C2) participants.
Participants perform a variety of spoken tasks on finance and accounting-related topics. We ensure participants can demonstrate a range of oral skills: interactional, transactional, social, negotiation and collaboration. This course is designed for people seeking employment in accounting and finance related firms, agencies and institutions; students of finance and accountancy where a significant proportion of the material is in English or people simply wishing to better their careers on an international stage.
Designed for upper-intermediate (C1) and advanced (C2) level participants, Tangent’s Legal English course explores 3 key facets: The legal system; law in practice, Contract and other types of law. This course is designed for people seeking employment in law related firms, agencies and institutions; students of law where a significant proportion of the material is in English or people simply wishing to better their careers by joining English-speaking law firms.
For students with an IELTS band of 5.0 and higher, this course has been designed for those looking to enter English medium-higher education. Combining these two skills, a whole range of academic contexts form the basis of the course. From giving presentations to answering questions in class, from listening to a lecture to listening to classmates in study groups, this course prepares students for the rigours of university life. Ideally taken in combination with our other courses, upon completion the learner will have significantly improved their speaking and listening skills.
For students with an IELTS band of 5.0 and higher, this course has been designed for those learners looking to enter English medium-higher education. From the clausal level to the essay level, this course dissects the building blocks of effective writing for academia. Discourse markers, nominalisation, paraphrasing, paragraph development and academic introductions are but a few of the topics covered during the course. Ideally taken in conjunction with our other academic courses, upon completion the learner will have the tools to produce well-grounded academic texts.
Here at Tangent Training, we recognise the importance of reading at the university level; students will be exposed to countless texts and text types. However, all too often reading tuition has focused solely on comprehension. While we acknowledge this to be a fundamental component of learning this passive skill, we also believe this is an opportunity to develop a learner’s critical thinking. Speculating, predicting, relating, evaluating and reading between the lines are all integral parts of this course. For students with an IELTS band of 5.0 or higher, this course has been designed for those learners looking to enter English medium-higher education and ideally would be taken along with our other academic courses.
Taken in conjunction with our other academic courses, Study Skills and Vocabulary Building has been designed for students with an IELTS band of 5.0 and higher. Often a neglected component of pre-sessional programmes, here at Tangent Training we believe in helping our students learn independently and effectively. Students are guided through the process of study through note-taking, collaborative/pairwork, defining and honing questions, delivering concise answers in a broadening vocabulary. We work hard on personal study plans and programmes based on learner type in this course. An ideal component of Tangent’s series of pre-sessional English courses and a must for those wishing to study English further at university.
For students with an IELTS band of 6.0, this course is an intensive and comprehensive programme with the explicit aim of readying students for English medium-higher education. With our small class sizes and the number of contact hours matching those on face-to-face courses, our learners improve tangibly over the 8 weeks. With academic writing classes; academic listening and speaking; academic reading and critical thinking; as well as study skills and social English the learners graduate from our course with the knowledge, confidence and ability to succeed at their destination university.
For students with an IELTS band of 5.0, this course is an intensive and comprehensive programme with the explicit aim of readying students for English medium-higher education. With our small class sizes and the number of contact hours matching those on face-to-face courses, our learners improve tangibly over the 20 weeks. With academic writing classes; academic listening and speaking; academic reading and critical thinking; as well as study skills and social English the learners graduate from our course with the knowledge, confidence and ability to succeed at their destination university.
Tangent Training’s Presentation Skills course is built upon four core principles: know your audience, control your visuals, deliver with confidence and control the environment. Participants are guided through the process by analysing business presentations; dividing presentations into their component parts and delivering their own in work in chunks; working their way to giving formal business presentations. Participants aim to hone their existing business English skills to deliver with emphasis, create mood, contrast and atmosphere. We examine the pace and natural flow a presentation has; how to control the rhythm and maintain a connection with the audience throughout.
Tangent’s Meeting Skills course enables participants to plan an effective meeting with action-based agenda; identify the components of poor or ineffective meetings; focus on the functional language of agreement, disagreement, interruption, giving advice and clarification. Participants role play meetings in live sessions, devise action points and conduct follow-ups. This course is suitable for any manager or employees involved in meetings in English within their organisation.
Tangent Training’s Leadership course identifies the concepts of leadership, leadership models and examines human behaviour and motivation. Participants are guided through the processes of counselling and appraisal to critically evaluate performance and offer coaching and guidance to others in real-life situations. This course is suitable for supervisors, managers and small business owners who wish to strengthen and augment their skills and at the same time develop their English business proficiency.
This course has been designed to enhance the skills of professionals leading the development of the operations supply chain, both internally and externally. It develops skills and knowledge required to lead the implementation of change in business. It covers all aspects of the supply chain, from introducing new products, operating effective factories, through to managing new technologies and working with suppliers. This course addresses the need for highly trained operations professionals required to transform operations into a world-class business in all sectors of manufacturing business.
We developed this course out of sheer demand from corporate clients who needed an effective introduction and familiarisation course for new starters/hires. Our on-boarding courses are tailor-made to suit the client. Simply advise us of the core content and we will combine the principles of on-boarding courses to provide an online, deliverable, cost-effective course that meets your needs.
This intensive 20-hour course, in two 10-part sections is designed to prepare students for their IELTS test and maximise their potential score. If you've done an IELTS test and not reached your desired score, IELTS 365 is available all year round to ensure you boost your score to the required level. Our trainers focus on those challenging parts of language that you need to work on; their experience in training IELTS is vast and they are committed to your professional development. If you need academic IELTS for higher education or general IELTS to further your career, take IELTS 365 and in 20-hours you will notice the difference. View More
For students who wish to learn Russian, this course has been designed for students from beginner (A1) to intermediate (B2) levels. The course focuses on modern Russian, taking its content from contemporary sources. Our beginner level Russian provides students with survival and day-to-day Russian skills including components for business people. Tangent incorporates modern communication methods in its curriculum including Russian for tablet/mobile users, social media and online commerce. The course is appropriate to students aged 16 and above.
For students who wish to learn Mandarin Chinese, this course has been designed for students from beginner (A1) to intermediate (B2) levels. The course focuses on modern Chinese, taking its content from contemporary sources. Our beginner level Mandarin Chinese provides students with survival and day-to-day Chinese including components for business people. Tangent incorporates modern communication methods in its curriculum including Chinese for tablet/mobile users, social media and online commerce. The course is appropriate to students aged 16 and above.