Business & Professional English

Course Title: Busines & Professional English - 12 weeks (3-4 hours per week)

Overview: This course is designed to enhance business communication skills in English, covering essential areas such as professional correspondence, presentations, negotiations, and business-specific vocabulary (students can be seperated by CEFR level).

Module 1: Business Communication Skills

  • Skills Focused: Verbal communication, active listening, and effective speaking.
  • Content:
    • Introduction to effective business communication.
    • Techniques for active listening in business settings.
    • Developing clear and concise verbal communication skills.
    • Practicing professional introductions and networking.
    • Role-playing common business communication scenarios.
  • Class Activities:
    • Group discussions and role-plays.
    • Listening exercises with audio recordings.
    • Practice sessions for professional introductions and small talk.
    • Mock networking events to practice communication skills.
  • Homework: Writing business emails, letters, and reports.

Module 2: Meetings & Presentations

  • Skills Focused: Conducting meetings, making presentations, and public speaking.
  • Content:
    • Planning and structuring meetings.
    • Leading and participating in discussions.
    • Presentation techniques and public speaking skills.
    • Using visual aids and technology in presentations.
    • Handling questions and feedback effectively.
  • Class Activities:
    • Conducting mock meetings and presentations.
    • Peer feedback on presentation skills.
    • Group activities to practice discussion techniques.
    • Interactive sessions on using visual aids.
  • Homework: Preparing meeting agendas and presentation slides.

Module 3: Negotiations and Persuasion

  • Skills Focused: Negotiation tactics, persuasive language, and conflict resolution.
  • Content:
    • Key strategies for successful negotiations.
    • Language for persuasion and influence.
    • Handling objections and finding common ground.
    • Role-playing negotiation scenarios.
    • Techniques for conflict resolution in a professional setting.
  • Class Activities:
    • Role-playing negotiation scenarios.
    • Group discussions on persuasive language.
    • Practice sessions for conflict resolution techniques.
    • Case studies of successful negotiations.
  • Homework: Writing negotiation strategies and conflict resolution plans

Module 4: Business Vocabulary and Professional Communication

  • Skills Focused: Expanding business-specific vocabulary and improving overall professional communication.
  • Content:
    • Industry-specific terminology and jargon.
    • Common phrases and idioms used in business contexts.
    • Professional telephone and video conferencing etiquette.
    • Cross-cultural communication skills.
    • Networking and socializing in a business environment.
  • Class Activities:
    • Vocabulary-building exercises.
    • Role-playing telephone and video conferencing scenarios.
    • Group discussions on cross-cultural communication.
    • Practice sessions for networking skills.
  • Homework: Learning business vocabulary and practicing communication scenarios.

Module 5: Practical Applications & Case Studies

  • Skills Focused: Applying learned skills in real-world business scenarios.
  • Content:
    • Analyzing business case studies.
    • Writing and presenting business proposals.
    • Conducting mock meetings and negotiations.
    • Group projects and collaborative tasks.
    • Feedback and peer review sessions.
  • Class Activities:
    • Group analysis of case studies.
    • Role-playing business scenarios.
    • Practice sessions for writing business proposals.
    • Interactive group projects.
  • Homework: Analyzing case studies and writing business proposals.

Module 6: Review & Practice

  • Skills Focused: Consolidating knowledge and practicing skills.
  • Content:
    • Review of key concepts and vocabulary.
    • Practice exercises and activities.
    • Individual feedback and improvement plans.
    • Final presentations and project submissions.
  • Class Activities:
    • Review sessions for all modules.
    • Practice exercises.
    • Individual feedback sessions.
    • Final presentations and group projects.
  • Homework: Review exercises and practice activities.

The proposed syllabus is based on our experience, but we adapt to each client.

We offer: 1-1 online/in-person and group online/in-person classes.