Spanish, ESL & Languages

Workplace English

The Workplace English program is built on the premise that language learners become more motivated if their learning experience correlates to immediate life application. In this program the English learning activities are centered on the employees’ specific job functions. Focus is given in building workplace vocabulary, conversational practice is centered on relevant industry topics, and the mix of literacy skills practiced is tailored to the skills most necessary for the environment in the employee’s current workplace.

Courses include:

Benefits to your company:

  • Increase productivity with employees who can communicate more effectively
  • Increase employee satisfaction due to the organization’s commitment to their individual growth
  • Maximize employee performance with improved communications – less time wasted with misunderstandings and ineffective communications.


ESL courses are designed to teach English to individuals whose primary language is something other than English. The presentation consists of industry-related basic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. The material is not restricted to Spanish Speakers. Participants of many different languages can benefit from this series of courses.


These courses teach Spanish based on current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors specific and relevant to the occupation of the students. These courses are often taken multiple times to improve student proficiency.


The Spanish in the Workplace series is designed to teach functional Spanish to facilitate communication between English and Spanish-speaking employees. It covers greetings, introductions, employment issues, scheduling, work rules, safety issues, site supervision, time, speed and quantity expressions. It focuses on language relevant to specific occupations in a highly interactive, situation-based classroom. The material can be customized for many occupations including:

Custom training is available for many occupations including:

  • Police officers
  • Firefighters
  • Paramedics/EMTs
  • Nurses
  • Banking personnel
  • Office workers
  • Construction workers
  • Manufacturing workers

HCC is certified as an official registered provider of Command Spanish®, Inc. products.  Command Spanish® is the nation’s leading provider of occupational Spanish language and cross-cultural training materials.  Programs are non-grammar based and no previous Spanish experience is necessary.  Students learn generic Spanish terms understood by most Spanish speakers and relevant to their specific type of work.

For more information, please  or call 713-718-5304.

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