A2.2 Business conversation and grammar for elementary level
This course is for you if you have already completed A2.1 English for work and life, an elementary course at another language school, or you would like to build on the basic skills you have already acquired.
You will increase your confidence because you will improve your delivery and learn how to handle more challenging situations in English such as how to coordinate the needs of different companies at a conference. You will also be able to make bookings and check arrangements.
At the same time, the accuracy of your grammar will improve once you have learnt, e.g. the difference between "in", "on", "at", "for" and can use determiners for countable and uncountable nouns such as "many" "much", "a lot of" and "a few". You will also improve specific work-related skills such as making decisions, giving opinions and agreeing or disaggreeing. You will have the opportunity to extend your vocabulary with useful business-related words. In addition, you will learn how to plan, prepare and give a presentaion.
In order to be able to manage work situations such as describing a product or service , it is important that you have the necessary vocabulary for, e.g. discussing the target market, outlining the price and features, and confiming delivery options. Therefore, the course also focuses on ensuring you are able to handle such situations.
You will be expected to complete 3 written assignments, such as writing business emails, for which your teacher will give you feedback.
We recommend that you buy the book Market Leader 3rd Edition Extra Elementary Course book with DVD-ROM Pack (Pearson Education ESL), ISBN 9781292134758, before the course starts. The book has been developed in cooperation with The Financial Times. We will study selected pages from chapters 4-6.
You can buy the book here: academicbooks.dk or at Academic Books, Øster Farimagsgade 5A, 1353 Copenhagen K.
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. This course is for you if you have already completed courses at A2 level, elementary courses at another language school, or you have picked up some English elsewhere and would like to develop your skills further.
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.