Business: find the right word (advanced)

Course Dates: 27/04/21 - 22/06/21
Time: 18:15 - 20:45
Location: Online
Are you already working at a good level of English but still not sufficient for the needs of your workplace or to develop your career? Do you need to find just the right word, the correct tone, the exact phrase' This course will help you develop the right English for the right situation particularly in the world of work. Learn about different styles of writing, and effective and appropriate communication.
Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £151.00 Concession £115.00

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Course Code: HERW01

Started Tue, eve, 27 Apr - 22 Jun '21

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

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What is the course about?

This course will mainly focus on the style, tone and precision of your communications at work particularly in business in both speaking and writing. You will focus on using the right language in business meetings and negotiations face to face and over the phone or in video conferencing. You will practise getting your message across in both speaking and writing, adopting the right level of formality, taking your audience into consideration, writing emails for different purposes, being persuasive, using the right language for cold-calling and identifying appropriate conventions in report writing. At the same, you will develop your business vocabulary such as common business collocations, advanced linking words, business phrasal verbs and vocabulary around specific concepts e.g. cause and effect. Finally, there will also be an emphasis on pronunciation as a way in which meaning is communicated.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• the style, tone and precision of your communications at work particularly in business in both speaking and writing
• using the right language in business meetings and negotiations face to face and over the phone or in video conferencing
• getting your message across in both speaking and writing
• adopting the right level of formality in different communications
• taking your audience into consideration in different communications
• writing emails for different purposes
• being persuasive in speaking and writing
• using the right language for cold-calling
• identifying appropriate conventions in report writing
• developing business vocabulary such as common business collocations, advanced linking words, business phrasal verbs and vocabulary around specific concepts e.g. cause and effect
• pronunciation as a way in which meaning is communicated.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• better identify and use the right style, tone and precision of your communications at work particularly in business in both speaking and writing
• use the right language in business meetings and negotiations face to face and over the phone or in video conferencing
• get your message across in both speaking and writing
• adopt the right level of formality in different communications
• take your audience into consideration in different communications
• write emails for different purposes
• be persuasive in speaking and writing
• use the right language for cold-calling
• identify and use appropriate conventions in report writing
• use common business collocations, advanced linking words, business phrasal verbs and vocabulary around specific concepts e.g. cause and effect
• change your tone and stress appropriately to communicate meaning.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is for students at Level 2 and above ie. upper intermediate to advanced (C1-C2). It is ideal for anyone who is currently working in business or for a company. The course will also prepare you for this work if you are not already in it.
• get your message across in both speaking and writing
• adopt the right level of formality in different communications
• take your audience into consideration in different communications
• write emails for different purposes
• be persuasive in speaking and writing
• use the right language for cold-calling
• identify and use appropriate conventions in report writing
• use common business collocations, advanced linking words, business phrasal verbs and vocabulary around specific concepts e.g. cause and effect
• change your tone and stress appropriately to communicate meaning.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be a dynamic course with students encouraged to participate actively in class with lots of role play and independent work. You will need to do some work outside the classroom to get the most from this course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There are many courses you could do next or at the same time – for instance English for professionals: English for business and work (level 2) or our Communicating at Work series. Our Advanced Writing in Practice course would be an excellent course as would Grammer in Practice: Advanced. One of the Cambridge English courses might also be suitable (CAE or CPE). Our ESOL Pronunciation Stage 1 would also be helpful. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.