ALTA offers complete capabilities to support you on each step of the Language Needs Analysis. ALTA’s Language Review Services provide you with the identification of languages, determination of capabilities needed and definition of levels required. ALTA’s language tests (oral or writing) give you the data you need about each candidate to make the proper decision about whether he/she possesses the necessary language skills for the job.
Defining what languages are needed within the organization is the first step. ALTA provides assistance in this identification process as part of its Language Review Services. For more information, or to contact ALTA regarding your testing requirements, please visit the Language Testing homepage.
Most organizations have a primary language that is used within the organization for communication. Often, but not always, this is English. When other languages are needed in the organization, there begins a process called the Language Needs Analysis. There are three steps to the Language Needs Analysis.
In today’s multinational and multilingual environment many organizations have a need to work with people whose first language differs from what is normally used within the organization. This means that the organization has a need for people who have some degree of capability in two languages. There are many examples of a need for bilingual employees:
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