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Business English Evening Course focusing on speaking and writing

Our Business English Evening course has a very practical focus, with the key objectives being to improve your business communication skills and enable you to speak and write in English more confidently in a work and business environment. 

It is a practical course that aims to:

  • improve your business communication skills in relation to: telephoning, meetings and discussions; presentations
  • expand your business vocabulary
  • develop your business writing skills; e.g e-mail writing, report writing
  • improve your Standard English pronunciation
  • enable you to work successfully in a cross-cultural environment
  • enable you to socialise and network with greater confidence

Based on an interactive approach, students participate in problem-solving tasks, case studies and business simulations such as:

  • presenting your own career, company organisation (where appropriate) and current management issues
  • looking at aspects of a company's business - eg products, services, marketing, finance
  • simulated business telephone calls
  • presenting facts and figures, graphs and describing economic and social trends
  • comparing working habits and cross-cultural issues
  • recruitment practice and procedures

 

Your evening course includes

  • Classroom materials and first course book
  • SGI self-study workbook and study skills guide
  • Free social programme activities
  • Free Academic Advice (by appointment)
  • Welcome Pack
  • Certificate of Progress

Key Features

From £195 / £305
Max Group Size 10
Hours Per Week 4 [18:30-20:30]
Duration 4/8 weeks
Levels Intermediate-Advanced
Minimum age 18
Progress Individual testing & guidance
Course days Mondays & Wednesdays
Start datesAny Monday

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18:30 - 20:30
Group

Sample Timetable

 

Monday

Wednesday

Week 1 

‘Horsetrading’

Business expressions for negotiating a deal 

Introduction to phonemic script with direct reference to rapid natural dialogue

Newspapers for financial language 

Homework: write up your notes from the negotiation 

Writing a formal vs direct emails to explain to your boss and colleagues the results of the negotiating 

Language focus: register, formality 

Homework: write your two emails and send them to your teacher

 

Week 2 

‘Getting through’

Making telephone calls to deal with complaints 

Language focus:  Tense, aspect and voice

Pronunciation: Intonation

Listening to a TED Talk dealing with complaints 

Homework: Write a summary of the TED talk 

Writing a very formal email to complain or apology for an issue at work 

Language focus: indirect language to aid formality 

Homework: Write a email to reply to a complaint in your company

Week 3

‘The Highs and Lows of the Markets’

Analysing and describing trends. 

Language focus: rise, fall, soar, plummet ….

Newspaper for describing current stock markets

Homework: Find examples of trends in your sector of the market 

 

Describe your sector’s trends to the group

Writing a report on the latest trends in your company’s market 

Language focus:  Linking words: (however, in addition, furthermore, etc.) and other strategies for cohesion

Homework: complete the report 

Week 4 

‘The Art of Rhetoric’

Presentations- introductions, and stating your purpose 

Language focus: Future Forms and tentative language

Listening to Dragons’ Den

Homework: Write up your presentation 

Development of the introduction and conclusion 

Improving your presentation by including signposting

Paralinguistic aspects of charismatic presentations: stance, gestures, movements

Homework: Finalize your presentation

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  • For people living and working in London
  • Who want to improve their English in evening time
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