In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever to know more than one language. Thankfully – for those in the UK – English has become a major international business language but it is still valuable to know at least one other language, if only to help in forming and strengthening international relationships.


With this in mind, the E-Learning Centre, an information resource about e-learning and learning technologies for business education, not-for-profit or the public sector, has added technology-delivered language courses in French, Spanish, German and Dutch for English-speakers to its growing portfolio of e-learning courses.


Moreover, it has added courses in learning English for French, Spanish, German, Dutch, Polish and Russian and Brazilian Portuguese native speakers.


All these e-learning courses – which can be delivered to a range of devices – have been developed by the Belgium-based language specialist, Altissia.


“We believe that the Altissia multi-language learning platform, which is SCORM-compliant, provides engaging and effective e-learning of an excellent standard,” said David Patterson, a director of Learning Light which runs the E-learning Centre website. “Each e-learning programme is immersive, practical and progressive and, as such, we believe should be hugely effective.

David Patterson, of Learning LiIght.


“All the Altissia courses scored extremely highly in Learning Light’s e-learning content evaluation tool (E-Lcet) – which provides an objective assessment of any piece of e-learning,” he added. “Indeed, all the e-learning materials that form the ‘courses’ section of the E-learning Centre have had to meet quality criteria set through this tool.


“This means that anyone who is looking for e-learning materials can be confident of the quality of those available via the E-learning Centre website.”


The Altissia language courses can be studied, effectively, purely via e-learning materials but Learning Light can also arrange – with Altissia – for those who want to improve their pronunciation, comprehension and oral expression to talk to a native speaker of that language, via videoconferencing.


“These language courses are available both to individuals and, as a language platform, to organisations which want to standardise the language learning materials for their employees,” said Patterson.