Business English

Business English

Starting 12th June

This is a new course to the BRITEthink site and will be launching soon, we will be notifying members when the course is live on the site and when we have weekly updates to the curriculum. Business English by BRITEthink has been launched to help those who English is not the first language, to learn and develop English in a business and workplace context is seen as an excellent skill with more than 75% of workplace executives looking for their employees to develop English for business purposes – this is what we will be aiming to set out throughout a collection of short lessons.

This course will be starting from Wednesday 12th June with weekly sessions, the course syllabus will be broken down into the core themes each week.

Who is this course for? 

The course has been designed for people who have English as a second language and want to build on new skills of spoken English to support them in a business and work setting.

Weekly lessons and objectives 

Week 1 –  Introductions 12th June 2019

  • Describing your role and responsibilities 
  • Understanding different scenarios in the workplace  
  • Problem Solving in work 

Week 2 – Business Correspondence – 19th June 2019

  • Writing Emails 
  • Telephone conversations
  • Clarifying information 
  • Notes and memos
  • Business language phrases 

Week 3 – Meetings – 26th June 2019 

  • Chairing a meeting and setting an agenda 
  • Controlling the conversation 
  • Taking notes and listening 
  • Diplomacy 

Week 4 – Presenting – 3rd July 2019

  • Presenting Skills 
  • Gathering data 
  • Questions and answer sessions 
  • Speaking clearly 

Week 5 – Project Management – 10th July 2019 

  • Developing a plan 
  • Stakeholder engagement 
  • Problem solving 
  • Critique and recommendations

Week 6 – Negotiation – 17th July 2019

  • Framing your argument 
  • Preparation
  • Negotiation with customer 
  • Business to business negotiation

Week 7 – Networking – 24th July 2019

  • Presentation 
  • Speed networking 
  • Elevator pitch 
  • Small talk
  • Business communication 
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