A good knowledge of Business English can bring a strong sense of purpose to employees and managers alike.
In general, incorporating Business English training into the operations of your business can open new windows of opportunity for all those engaged in production lines, international calls with suppliers, marketing and advertising initiatives or day to day phone calls with their counterparts in English around the world.
Our methodology is based on a hands-on approach to coaching Business English.
- We get to know your employees by doing an initial needs assessment. Often, individuals may have some knowledge of the grammar and structure of the language, so our approach is not to prepare English lessons in the conventional fashion but to work on the kinds of approaches best suited to support individuals in overcoming on-going or up- and- coming challenges in the workplace.
- The idea is to close the gaps between what employees are struggling with today and the confidence they need to achieve their immediate and future objectives.
- Think of the stress CEOS, executives, and sales staff face when facing those challenging ZOOM meetings with Australian or American clients! In our support sessions, we strongly believe in the ‘survival’ tactics that will help in alleviating stress. That is, we prepare a list of phrases and vocabulary that we think will come up in your meeting and help you overcome the dreaded ‘long silences.’ After the meeting, we will work with you on the language issues that have come up and help build a list of vocabulary/phrases that we can work on together as we support your increasing knowledge of and effectiveness in using the English language.
- With larger groups, of say 3-6 employees or students, our approach is to use group work to develop oral communications skills, often through simulations and interactive games.
- As our sessions begin, we will model the the vocabulary to be used throughout, as well as providing critical debriefing support at the end of the lesson. We train our coaches to work on the ‘teachable moments’ that inevitably come up in training.
- We want our clients to understand that mistakes are part of learning; our objectives are set to avoid major breakdowns in communicative competence, not to ensure the present perfect verb is always used successfully.
- In summary, our lessons are focused on interactions in real – world business settings.