2.0 Basic Business Programme

If you want to understand key phrases clients and colleagues will use in important meetings and negotiations. Recommended when you want to be understood and converse in a basic way with clients and partners.

Suitable for basic / intermediate speakers who want to start actively participating in work meetings and events, and understand specific key phrases, industry-specific details. Also suitable for more advanced speakers who have a good general understanding of using the language in social situations but want to extend it with business specifics.

Learning modules:

2.1. Business essentials

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Overview: Work – the bigger picture. Industry-specific basics. Everyday tasks and duties. Email and telephone ethics – the basics. Hierarchy at work.
Both language and cultural aspects are covered in all programmes.

Key outcomes:

– You’ll be able to talk about the general aspects of your work.

– You’ll be able to understand the gist of industry news, talks and articles.

– You’ll be able to follow email flows and work related conversations, and understand the most important key points of them.

– You’ll be able to take phone calls and help or offer someone else’s help who’d be best to contact.

“Feel no longer like a complete outsider.”

2.2. Business basics

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Overview:Key areas and aspects of the field you work in. Challenges and solutions. Current affairs. Email and telephone ethics. Voicing opinion, agreement and disagreement.

Both language and cultural aspects are covered in all programmes.

Key outcomes:

– You’ll be able to participate in work-related conversations and email flows.

– You’ll be able to express your thoughts about industry news, talks and articles.

– You’ll be able to take phone calls and discuss business-related matters you’re familiar with, provided the other person is willing to slow down when needed.

– You’ll be able to ask for information in an email or on the phone and promise to get back.

– You’ll be able to read and understand work-related articles with more ease.

– You’ll be able to understand the gist of news seen on tv or online, and talk about it, giving your opinion of possible outcomes.

“Start to participate more in meetings and conversations, and feel appreciated for your effort.”

2.3. Business confident

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Programme length: 20 sessions / 10 weeks or 20 weeks

Overview:Further and more advanced aspects of the field you work in. Challenges and solutions. Current affairs, news and regulations affecting your work directly.Expressing concerns and hopes, certainty and probability.

Both language and cultural aspects are covered in all programmes.

Key outcomes:

– You’ll be able to participate in meetings, confidently expressing yourself in a simple way and navigate through work-related situations.

– You’ll be able to offer solutions to certain challenges both verbally and in writing.

– You’ll be able to read and understand the main points of industry-specific articles in the media, both short and more complex, talk about it and express your thoughts.

– You’ll be able to give feedback, praise and express your satisfaction or concerns in a culturally appropriate way.

“Feel confident in expressing yourself in a simple way but to the point, and contribute to the success of meetings, discussions and decisions.”