Private and Group Instruction

Professional language and cultural coaching for companies with diverse communication needs.

Communication for Professionals

We orient ourselves to current industry trends and develop a curriculum that addresses the issues and terminology specific to our clients’ multinational work environment. Students will jointly develop their language, cultural and professional skills so they can be effective in foreign business interactions.

Every Primera program will include language fundamentals such as Conversation Skills & Applied Grammar as well as customized Focused Course Work in such areas as Presentation Skills, Accent Reduction, & Business Writing.

Primera Language Programs are available in the following formats:

Group lessons

Private Instruction

ePrimera (online)

Integrated programs

Case Study

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Assessment: Mount Sinai School of Medicine needed to better serve the local Spanish speaking community that had come to represent the majority of their patients.  Rather than just relying on translators, which was inefficient and failed to address cultural differences, they wanted to establish a lasting basis for Spanish language and cultural education within their institution.

Solution: Primera worked directly with the educators at MSSM to create a Medical Spanish curriculum that that was synchronized topic-for-topic with the hospital’s existing medical curriculum.  In addition to classroom study, we instituted a system of practical training with simulated Spanish-speaking patients to address the cultural barriers that had long been an obstacle to proper treatment and care.  Today, Mount Sinai students in years 1 thru 4 learn to practice medicine in Spanish and English simultaneously.  The MSSM/Primera Medical Spanish program is widely recognized as a model for language education within the health care industry.