Lessons will focus around a range of different business topics and then proceed to improve both the skills needed in a business environment as well as the language needed to put them into practice. A set of case studies will also be analyzed, conversation and speaking practice. Topics: developing a career, corporate life, outsourcing, investment banks and free trade. Other topics: self-awareness, communication & assertiveness, time management and active listening.
The language focus includes:
- Vocabulary covering areas such as logistics, marketing, acronyms & affixes, investment jargon, collocations, expressions & metaphors of the business world.
- Grammar needed to use tentative and speculative language, express stance and add emphasis to sentences. It also encompasses a tense review, future forms, subordinating/coordinating conjunctions, phrasal/prepositional verbs.
Vocabulary and grammar will also be useful for the analysis of different types of written texts, such as professional biographies, newsletters articles, e-mails & letters, business proposals and financial reports.
Finally, following the analysis of case studies, discussions and speaking practice, including simulations of presentations and meetings, will also take place.
TO WHOM THE COURSE IS ADDRESSED
If you want to improve your English for commercial purposes, or just because you are interested in it, this course is perfect for you!
You should have at least an advanced level of English. If you are not sure about your level, we will send you a test to check it.
An English teacher of different linguistic levels, he has been teaching for five years. He also got the CELTA certification and a Master of Arts at the University of London.
At the end of the course you will receive an attendance certificate – if you attended at least 75% of the classes.