Course level: Beginner
Total Duration: 20 Hours
Delivery Method: Instructor Led Classroom Training
Course Overview:
This course will help individuals to prepare for, and operate more effectively at work. It will teach the basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking English at a more professional level, suitable for work. The main goal at this stage is for individuals to gain confidence with grammar and vocabulary.
This course is aimed to support achievement of a pass in the ‘Cambridge English: B1 Business Preliminary (BEC Preliminary)’ test or a score of 40-59 in BULATS test.
A Certificate of Completion will be provided after completing the course.

Skills Required

A level of approximately A2 in English, according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). You can asses your level of English by taking online tests at the following sites:

Course Dates, Prices & Enrolment

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  1. Introductions
    • Introducing yourself
    • Meeting and greetings
    • Getting to know colleagues
  2. Everyday work actives
    • Work routines and daily tasks
    • Asking questions at work
    • Exchanging details
  3. Choosing a job
    • Finding the right job
    • Writing a resumé (CV)
    • Skills and experience
    • Career history
  4. Applying for a job/interviews
    • Reading job descriptions and applications
    • Cover letter vocabulary
    • Job interviews
    • Career development
  5. Hobbies
    • Personal hobbies
    • Talking about your free time outside of work
  6. Dates and times
    • Telling the time
    • Making appointments
  7. Health and safety
    • Talking about health and safety at work
  8. Rules and requests
    • Rules and regulations
    • Polite requests
    • Dealing with complaints
    • Apologies and explanations
  9. Making travel arrangements
    • Travel and directions
    • Hotels and accommodation
  10. Dining and hospitality
    • Restaurants
    • Offering and accepting hospitality
  11. Informal/formal phone calls
    • Telephone language
  12. Email
    • Making plans on emai
    • Email language
    • Emailing a client
Vocabulary will be taught in the context each topic, as appropriate:
  • Jobs and employment
  • Office equipment
  • Routines and free time
  • Making arrangements
  • Countries and continents
  • Transportation and travel
  • Eating out, food and drink

Course Tutor

The course tutor Peter works as a freelance teacher, translator and editor, with a PGCE from the London Institute of Education and Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. His background is in publishing, general management and consultancy, and he holds Masters degrees in Business Administration, Organizational Behaviour, and Comparative Literature with French, along with qualifications in phonetics and a number of other European languages.

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