Online Business English

English for Business

Benefits for you

  • Do you need to use English in meetings, when writing e-mails, or preparing for a presentation?
  • Do you want to feel more comfortable when meeting new people?
  • Do you need a flexible online solution, enabling you to work from your home or office?
  • Our course gives you the skills, vocabulary and confidence to progress.
  • At the same time we develop other professional competencies including presentation skills, report writing, negotiation skills, interpreting financial trends and interview technique.

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About the course 

  • We communicate through a virtual online classroom which enables us to share a wide range of resources, documents, work together on an electronic whiteboard and enables communication via video and messenger.
  • Each session is one hour at an agreed time each week.
  • You can choose to work one to one or in a small group.
  • The full course is 15 sessions which is divided into two parts.
  • Part 1 is 8 sessons. Part 2 is 7 sessons. You can pay just for Part 1 and then continue to Part 2 if you would like to. 
  • You need to install on your computer Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or above to access the virtual classroom. 
  • We recommend using a computer or Ipad to access the virtual classroom. 

Requirements

  • Good internet connectivity. To check whether you can connect to Adobe Connect Meetings please take the systems test, click here.
  • Secure payment via PayPal.
  • Your level of English needs to be A2+ or above (strong pre-intermediate).
  • Complete a short level test if you are unsure about your level. To understand what the different levels mean click here

Course Overview

Part 1: Session

Focus: Knowledge

Focus: Skills

Free introductory session We start the course with a free introductory session. You will introduce yourself; learn how to use the online classroom and check you are comfortable with the level of the class. We will give you an overview of the course.
You and your organisation
(Sessions 1, 2)
Your skills, knowledge and experience
Greetings and introductions
Interview responses
Performance objectives
Types of organisations
Participating in interviews
Giving feedback
Conducting self-evaluations
Producing organograms
Reviewing your organisation
Business travel
(Session 3)
Travel advice
Travel problems
Arrangements
Travel reviews
Making complaints
Making recommendations
Organising events
Communication
(Sessions 4, 5, 6)

Telephone expressions
Telephone phrasal verbs
E-mails (formal, informal)
Business acronyms
Business meeting vocabulary

Active listening on the phone
Speaking on the phone
Writing e-mails
Participating in a meeting
Managing a meeting
Taking notes in a meeting
Commercial skills
(Sessions 7, 8)
The language of marketing (slogans, USPs, product descriptions, promotions)
Business concepts
Financial vocabulary
Accountancy vocabulary
Numbers and statistics 
Persuading others
Creative thinking
Presenting a business concept
Using numbers and statistics
Conducting market research
Describing financial performance
Reviewing a balance sheet
Interpreting financial data

Part 2: Session

Focus: Knowledge

Focus: Skills

Planning
(Session 9)

The language of planning and strategy
The future form
SMART targets

Making plans
Organising your time
Defining strategic objectives
Project management
risk and health and safety
(Sessions 10, 11)
Project management terminology
Business idioms and phrasal verbs
Attitudes to risk
Levels of risk
Hazards at work and home
Modals of obligation
Organising your time
Planning a project
Allocating resources
Quantifying and reporting risk
Action planning
Participating in a health and safety induction
Negotiation
(Session 12)
Negotiation terms and expressions
Conditional structures
The language of persuasion
Negotiating strategies and techniques
Persuading others
Active listening
Presenting a proposal
Change
(Session 13)
Commercial trends
Types of change
Rates of change
Social, economic and political change
Interrogating graphs
Critically reflecting on change and quality of life
Describing performance over time
Making small talk
(Session 14)
Informal v formal language
Business jargon and expressions
Interests outside of work
Responding to cultural differences
Socialising at a business conference
Feedback and managing problems
(Session 15)
Modal verbs of advice
Conditional structures
Working culture
Stress
Types of problem
Giving advice
Coaching others
Generating solutions to problems
Conflict management techniques
Contingency planning
Describing working culture

 

 

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.

Rita Mae Brown

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The Language Partnership uses Adobe Connect Meetings' Virtual Classroom. This provides a secure online environment offering access to a wide range of resources including an interactive whiteboard. The virtual classroom allows you to easily share documents and presentations and enables communication via video and messenger. To find out more about Adobe Connect Meetings please click here. If you would like to attend a free training course on Adobe Connect Meetings click here.