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English Communication Skills for professionals: finding the right word in business (advanced)

Course Dates: 09/05/22 - 27/06/22
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
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). 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

Mon, eve, 09 May - 27 Jun '22

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 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.
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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 i.e.. 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?

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

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

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• Advanced writing skills: how to write creatively and expressively (level 2)
• Grammar in practice: advanced (level 2+)
• ESOL level 2 (speaking and listening)
• ESOL level 2 (reading and writing)
• English for professionals: C1 Advanced (Cambridge English: Advanced, CAE)
• English for professionals: C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Proficiency, CPE )
• English for professionals: becoming fully proficient
• English for professionals: communicating, selling, negotiating and managing in business and work (Level 2)
• English for professionals: how to make your writing clear, concise and flowing (advanced ESOL)

These courses may also be helpful for you
• Develop your confidence in writing: finding the right tone and improving your style (level 1-2)
• Develop your writing for inside and outside the workplace: how to make your writing organised, clear and to the point (level 2)
• Develop your reading and writing for inside and outside the workplace: read well, write well - analysing, evaluating and making decisions about what you read (level 2)
• Workplace skills: getting your point across (level 2)
• Workplace skills: how to work effectively with other people and be a team person

There also many maths and digital skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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