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Our Method

How we train businesses to communicate at their best

Our customized language learning approach incorporates the highly effective ADDIE training model and then verifies progress through the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).

Training is available at the client’s home, workplace, or over the Internet in a one-on-one or group setting and is scheduled according to each client’s availability and preferences.

Our application of the ADDIE/OPI method


In this phase we define specific communication needs based on industry and goals by asking targeted questions:

  • Who are the learners and what are their characteristics?
  • What are the desired language/communication skills?
  • What types of learning constraints exist?
  • What are the delivery options?
  • What are the teaching/training considerations?
  • What adult learning theory considerations apply?
  • What is the timeline for project completion?

Finally, our OPI assessment and initial language level is also taken and reported to your HR department.


Based on a client’s learning objectives, we will customize a blended learning approach, select an appropriate instructor, integrate applicable technologies, develop specific materials to reach the next level of language mastery, arrange a flexible schedule and agree on the improvement checklist.


Instructors assemble teaching content and implement a program with live training at the office, home or over the

internet, and set up learning modules to reinforce the first set of items on the improvement checklist.


Instructors apply the custom language learning materials and media and support the client as they work through the program. Hands-on assistance and support are available at all times, and instructors will keep clients on task to accomplish the goals within the set timeline.


Program is monitored by a language acquisition expert each month and evaluated by the student and instructor. A 30% improvement on all items on the improvement checklist are evaluated, and enhancements are added to ensure the student achieves their specific goals in each 3 month time period.

The OPI assessment is given and progress is reported to client’s HR department with specific goals achieved on the targeted timeline.

The OPI is the most widely accepted standardized global assessment of functional speaking ability. It features custom materials for each client that are individually designed with improvement checklists that ensure each client will advance to the next level of language mastery.

The Iris Group, LLC’s customized approach and standardized testing methods offer clients the tools they need to guarantee their language program advances their clients’ communication skills to be successful in their multinational corporate, academic and social environments!

The Iris Group, LLC

The Premier Provider of Language Learning and Communication Skills for Businesses