Huntsville, AL – The Unconventional, LLC. begins operations as wholly-owned subsidiary under Yorktown Systems Group (Yorktown).
The company name, “The Unconventional,” is the essence of why the company was created to uniquely complete our customer’s missions and requirements using unconventional methodologies. Our experienced leadership and team provide perspectives and solutions from the fusion of military, academic, and industry experience. We take pride in knowing each of our customer's requirements and tailor our solutions to meet their complex language and cultural training needs.
The Unconventional is a team comprised of hand-selected professionals who provide results that exceed our competitor and customer standards and expectations. We possess an innate ability to approach and complete tasks for our customers knowing their operational challenges and constraints. The Unconventional is a team built on honesty, grit, and dedication to mission accomplishment of the highest standards.
The Unconventional possesses over 12 years’ experience in Language Program Management, Talent Acquisition, Traditional Language, Culture, Regional Expertise delivery in both brick and mortar classrooms, online classrooms, Live Environment Training (LET), and Isolation Immersion Training (ISO-immersion).
Our team plans, tailors, and executes the most unconventional and effective delivery of language, culture, and regional expertise training in the industry. Our approach to training allows students to interact with native speakers in the target language in a functional, real-life, environment while completing task-based activities outside of the traditional classroom environment for both our ISOimmersions and LETs.
Our two key capability areas are LET and ISO-immersion. LET is a language and cultural immersion training program conducted in a host nation to support intermediate to advanced language students. The training focuses on the student’s ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in the target language using participatory learning. ISO-immersion is a type of language training program conducted in an immersive environment for a specific language. These ISOimmersions are conducted in areas where the target language is used daily. The goal for these ISOimmersions is for students to be exposed to, implement, and use mission specific language and vocabulary in an isolated, immersive, and realistic environment. Training focuses on the student’s mission language ability to listen to and understand native dialects and conversations in a target language using participatory listening. Focus is also given to the student’s ability to speak fluidly and comprehensively in the target language and to be understandable by native speakers.
The Unconventional President, Mark Saichompoo said, "The Unconventional, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yorktown, was recently created to provide solutions that are unparalleled in the language, culture, and regional expertise industry. The Unconventional is honored and excited to lean on Yorktown’s abilities to guide and mentor us along the paths of success and rapid expansion they have mastered in a tough and competitive business world."