B1.1 Business conversation and writing at pre-intermediate level

lørdag 3. oktober
kr. 3.855
Start 03.10.2020
Periode 03.10.2020 til 31.10.2020
Lektioner 22
Holdnr. C1022-20
Sted Gothersgade 14, 1. Sal
Lokale 105
Tid lør 09.00 - 13.05
Pris kr. 3.855
Tid lør 09.00 - 13.05

On this course, you will develop your English skills further so that you are able to discuss more complex topics such as career plans or business strategies.

You will also be able to hold simple negotiations in English and write business-related texts such as emails to customers or suggest how a company should invest. These short texts will be a part of your written homework for which your teacher will give you constructive feedback.
Other topics for discussion include buying behaviour and how your online image can affect your career, the latter based on an article from the Telegraph. You will also listen to an interview with a finance director from a broadcasting company.
During the course, you will learn how to give a competent presentation about your company and talk to suppliers, customers and business partners on the phone. Conducting business on the phone often requires some special language skills because the person you are talking to can not see your body language or facial expressions. This will involve, amongst others, learning how to say no diplomatically/politely.
In terms of grammar, we will focus on accurate use of, e.g. the present simple and present continuous and modal verbs (must, need to, can, would, have and should ).

Teaching material
We recommend that you buy the book Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Pre-Intermediate Course book with DVD-ROM Pack (Pearson Education ESL), ISBN 9781292134796, before the course starts. The book has been developed in cooperation with The Financial Times. We will study selected pages from chapters 1-3.

You can buy the book here: academicbooks.dk or at Academic Books, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 Copenhagen K.

Practical information
You will have access to our online learning platform, Moodle, where you will find the course plan, teaching material, homework and other useful online resources for learning English, which your teacher has selected for you and your class. Via Moodle, you can also communicate with your teacher and fellow students.

The number of students on all courses at the Cambridge Institute is just 4-8. Small classes mean that your teacher has more time to help you personally during each lesson.

Preparation time: 1-2 hours per week.

Wynn Stewart

Wynn underviser i engelsk på Cambridge Institute. Han er født i Californien og er halv amerikaner og halv brite, eftersom has mor var "andengenerationsindvandrer" i USA (af dansk afstamning), hans far var oprindelig fra Skotland, og hans farmor var nordmand. Wynn har boet i USA, Japan, England og Danmark, i den rækkefølge. Fordi hans baggrund er lidt indviklet, plejer han blot at fortælle, at han betragter sig selv som en "verdensborger". Han er gift med Anne-Grete og er far til fire amerikanske/britiske/danske børn.

Wynn har en master i engelsk og samfundsfag. Har taler engelsk og dansk og kan også en del japansk og lidt spansk. Han holder af sprog og sprogundervisning og elsker at se forbedring i elever. Han kan undervise på alle niveauer, men foretrækker CAE, Proficiency og businessengelsk.
Wynn er glad for to citater, der mere eller mindre opsummerer hans syn på undervisning: "Be the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage" og "They don't care how much you know until they know how much you care".

Hans fritidsinteresser inkluderer læsning, løbetræning, film og brætspil. Han tror på, at hver person har et formål i livet, og at "der er mere mellem himmel og jord".

Wynn anbefaler:
Food and drink:
Pizza, pasta, a durum shawarma, japanese "okonomiyaki" or a good Caeser salad, washed down with a mango lassi (I don't drink alcohol or smoke)
Learning tips: Remember to read and listen. Be curious and willing to make mistakes. Practice may make perfect, but don't be a perfectionist.
Places to visit: London! If you're tired of London, you're tired of life. 
Literature: Anything by Ray Bradbury, John Steinbeck or C.S. Lewis

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