Professional Language Services

Language Partners offers Professional Language Training, translation and interpretation services to Business and the World of Sport.

The company has provided language services to Premier league club West Bromwich Abion for more than 10 years. 

When a club signs a player whose first language is not English, there are a number of situations especially in the player’s first season where we are able to provide a crucial liaison point between the club and the player.

Our language training is tailored to the needs of each player so that they are equipped as quickly as possible with the specific communication skills required for their position.

Specialist Language support is provided on an ongoing basis in the following situations:

  • Working with the club’s Communication staff to accelerate the lead in time for a new player to feel prepared and comfortable to face the media in English.
  • Preparing overseas players at Premier League Clubs for the UBELT TEST which has been designed for professionals who require a working visa and don’t hold an EU passport. The UBELT Tests measure the communicative language level of candidates in a professional context.
  • In recent seasons the company has ensured that the overseas players Peter Odemwingie (Nigeria ), Gonzalo Jara (Chile), and Somen Tchoyi (Cameroon ) have successfully tackled the test.
  • Assisting in instances where the player is injured and clear communication is required between the player and the club’s medical staff.
  • Making the player aware of the club’s code of conduct and helping him settle into his new job by making him aware of the culture and history of the club.

Case Study - Claudio Yacob (Argentina)

Claudio Yacob (Argentina) is the latest in a long line of players to come under the company’s tutelage.

Claudio meets Claudia! After his fine debut our new midfielder is learning English with his 'Language Partners' tutor.

Overseas players such as Zoltan Gera(Hungary), Gonzalo Jara (Chile), Diomansy Kamara (Senegal), Tomasz Kuszczak (Poland), Felipe Teixeira (Portugal) are among some of the players the company has taught in the last ten years.

Comment on Face Book following Claudio Yacob’s first interview in English at West Brom.

- Rob Myatt Understanding and answering questions in the present perfect, as well as using phrasal verbs, is astounding progress in such a short amount of time.