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This is an advanced level spoken English programme for speakers of other languages designed to teach communicative soft skills related to the effective delivery of presentations within the organisation.

This programme is specifically designed to teach two key areas:

1. Effective presentation skills, both online and in-person
2. English vocabulary and expressions for effective presentation delivery

What differentiates this programme from other presentation skills workshops is that it teaches students the latest in public speaking skills, with the benefit being that these skills are transferable to the student’s native language. Meaning, effective public speaking skills are universal and not language specific.

Secondly, the programme builds in all of the necessary English language skills to allow students to deliver an engaging and clear presentation using the English language.

This programme will make use of ideas found in the “Harvard Business Review guide to persuasive presentations” and “Presenting in English” by Mark Powell.

This programme is an:

•integrated skills
•advanced language
•asynchronous learner autonomy
•hybrid model

It has been designed to mix the 5 main skills; listening, reading, writing, grammar and speaking, to promote language adoption.

Finally, as mentioned above, this programme is a hybrid-based model, in that students will benefit from live online sessions which can be booked flexibly via our online booking system. Furthermore, students will have access to a Learning Management System (LMS) 24/7, with course videos, audios, forums and exercises. The work outside of the live online sessions is an integral part of the course and is required to ensure students complete the programme successfully.

162 Lessons - Advanced

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This online course is designed to teach you how to prepare, run, manage and close a meeting effectively... all in English! You will learn all the my secrets for effectively preparing and making sure you get your desired outcomes. You will also get all the language you need to participate in the different stages of the meeting. Plus, there are two bonus lesson on how to evaluate the effectiveness of your meetings and follow-up with people.

55 Lessons - Advanced

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You have been studying English for a long time and feel that you have a wide range of vocabulary at your disposal. The problem is that you find it difficult to understand your native colleagues at work, especially when they use "those" expressions. Native English speakers use lots of idioms which can be confusing. You might understand the individual words in each idiom, but you don't understand what the expressions actually mean. For example, if your boss tells you that you need to "step up" and "sort things out", then you may struggle to find sense in the meaning.

Understanding and using English idioms at work will help you express yourself more effectively in your job. Idioms are often used as a short cut, a way to express a concept or idea in a short and memorable way. Humans use idioms to engage their listeners and emphasise their ideas and opinions. If you use idioms, you will be able to express yourself in a more colourful and natural way.

This course will teach you lots of common English idioms used at work. You'll be able to build stronger relationships with your English-speaking colleagues and clients by using the language they speak.

Each video is between 3 and 5 minutes long and gives you a scenario based approach to improving your knowledge of idioms. The course covers the following areas of business:

Module one: marketing idioms
Module two: Finance idioms
Module three: behaviour idioms
Module four: operations and productions idioms
Module five: management idioms
Module six: planning idioms
Each lesson within each module contains the explanation of each idiom, the dialogue of each scenario and practice exercises to make sure you have understand each expression.

Who this course is for:
Adult learners of English as a second language.
Professionals who need to use English at work.
Anyone with an intermediate level of English who wants to expand their knowledge of English expressions and improve their listening and reading skills.

5 Lessons - Intermediate

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This is a sample lesson of the course "Excellence in email writing". Designed to help you write clearer, more effective emails.

Who this course is for:
Native Spanish speaking adult learners of English as a second language.
Professionals who need to use English at work.
Anyone with an intermediate level of English who wants to improve their email writing skills

7 Lessons - Easy

Only for registered users

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How to Confidently Participate in Business Meetings

A Step-By-Step Guide To Participating Confidently in English in Your Next Business Meeting

Do you get embarrassed when you need to attend a meeting in English? Maybe you feel frustrated when you can't express yourself clearly. Do you want to be invisible in a meeting, hoping that you won't need to answer any questions?

If you would like to learn how to confidently participate in meetings that lead to successful outcomes and more business for you and your company, then I've got the answer.

The importance of meetings in international business cannot be understated. Most of us spend about 40% of our day in meetings! Successful meetings lead to more productivity, more customers and better business management.

Effectively participating in a meeting is an essential skill if you want to be successful at your job. But what if you lack the English skills to participate? What if you feel shy, awkward or embarrassed when you need to present or participate in a meeting? This can have a very negative affect on your career and your promotion prospects.

So, what can you do to improve your English and successfully participate in or even run effective meetings? You need to learn the best practices for effective meetings, as well as the language skills to participate confidently.

You need a map! A step-by-step system that shows you what language to use and at what stages of a meeting to use it.

That is what you get with the "How to Confidently Participate in Meetings" online course. I teach you all the language you need to participate in them.

5 Lessons - Intermediate

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The AOBE micro-course that teaches you the 30 most common mistakes in English and how to avoid them.

1 Lesson - None