One week ago online language lessons were recommended and optional for Visions International clients, but with the coronavirus situation rapidly changing and unpredictable each day, Visions International decided to go online in less than 24 hours. “Necessity met capability,” says Visions International founder and owner, Bernell King Ingram. “None of our clients wanted to cancel their in-person classes. We decided to get ahead of the situation to mitigate a service and business interruption as we perceived this situation will not change before May 2020,” King adds.
Visions International has offered live online language classes, corporate intercultural training and entrepreneurial training in private and small group sessions for several years based on client request, demand and locational or environmental necessity. Their customized online learning management system which also integrates with today’s most robust online learning and meeting platforms enabled Visions International to go 100% online quickly. Visions International serves corporate expatriates, employees, families and local individuals in the Upstate, South Carolina and North Carolina. “We have a few expatriate clients that have had to go back to their home countries until this situation is under control, so we have still been able to serve them online as well,” King remarked.
The team of language coaches and trainers embraced the opportunity to continue to do what they love from the safety of their homes in the interest of everyone’s health and safety including the community. The Visions International team of language coaches moved up their timeline to get all language coach licensees trained and certified to teach online. “Teacher training and certification began the very next day after we made this decision to go 100% online. We want to ensure our student and clients receive quality, effective lessons in the most optimal online learning environment. Our clients trust us to coach them to grow their skills. We want to continue to earn and keep their trust by being skilled and resourceful.”
Visions International has successfully completed its first week of online language classes with consistently positive feedback from clients and the language coaching team. April and May small group English, Spanish, Japanese and German language conversation classes will also be offered online by booking at www.visionsmadereal.com.