English for Business Life

English for Business Life

Course Levels: 4 courses, 2 levels

 

Course 1: English for Business Life: Elementary I
Course 2: English for Business Life: Elementary II
Completion of course 1 is required prior to attending course 2

Course 3: English for Business Life: Pre-Intermediate I
Course 4: English for Business Life: Pre-Intermediate II
Completion of course 3 is required prior to attending course 4

The course presents the English essential for doing business in today’s global marketplace. It takes account of international contexts, countries and cultures and a business environment where English is often used as the language of communication between speakers of many nationalities.

  • This course is designed for those who are required to communicate effectively in the modern business environment.
  • Stresses the core language needed in business life that will help learners to participate successfully in the global workplace.
  • Follows a progressive and comprehensive grammar syllabus, with the emphasis on the effective use of grammar for clear communication in business life.
  • Satisfies the requirements of the Common European Framework, BEC and equivalent global testing authorities.
  • The course book is written by experts in international business communication with a wide experience of teaching English for business in a range of international contexts who understand how fast-moving changes are affecting the language and skills that people need to be effective in the workplace.

Course Contents (English for Business Life: Elementary)

  • About you
  • About your job
  • About where you work
  • Your business activities
  • The location of your company
  • The layout of your company
  • Meeting and welcoming
  • The first two minutes
  • Partings and thanks
  • Setting up a meeting
  • Confirming arrangements
  • Changing plans
  • Dealing with the unexpected
  • Explaining and apologising
  • Making contact by phone
  • Dealing with incoming calls
  • Leaving and taking messages
  • Email and telephone problems
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Eating out
  • Outing sand sight seeing
  • Starting a journey
  • Travelling
  • Arriving and meeting contacts
  • Gifts and saying thank you
  • Checking facilities and information
  • Shopping
  • Your colleagues
  • Your office building
  • How things work
  • Requesting information
  • Staying in a hotel
  • Booking conference facilities
  • Organising a trip
  • Hiring a car
  • Returning home

Course Features

  • Duration 30 hours for each course
  • Language level Elementary to Pre-Intermediate (A2-B1)
  • Language English

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