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

tirsdag 8. februar
kr. 3.410
Start 08.02.2022
Periode 08.02.2022 til 05.04.2022
Lektioner 22
Holdnr. C3001-22
Sted Borgergade 12, 1. Sal
Lokale 121
Tid tir 17.00 - 19.10
Pris kr. 3.410
Tid tir 17.00 - 19.10

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

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 cannot 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, for example, the present simple and present continuous and modal verbs (must, need to, can, would, might 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 1-4.

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 5-8. Small classes mean that your teacher has more time to help you personally during each lesson.

Preparation time: 1-2 hours per week.

Tara Klarlund Hogan

Tara is a TEFL qualified teacher and holds a BA in French and Theology. She started teaching languages whilst at university and often worked as an exam invigilator. Her theological background has given her a great understanding and curiosity for meeting and teaching people from various cultures, professions and traditions. She teaches all levels in both general and business English. She is also certified in PRINCE2 project management. Tara is from Ireland and has been teaching English in Copenhagen since 2001.

“I have a passion for teaching. I love to motivate students to do their best and achieve their goals. Fear holds a lot of people back. Once this is overcome, anything can be achieved.”

Tara plays football in Valby, plays guitar and writes poetry in her spare time. 

Tara recommends
Food and drink: Seafood is amazing in Ireland. The Galway Oyster and Seafood festival is well worth a visit. Irish lamb, traditional bread, cheese and anything dairy are also a must. 
Learning tips: Music can be a fun way of learning a new language. Listen to songs whilst reading the lyrics or singing along. This is how I improved my Danish pronunciation. Reading a book and discussing it with a friend is also enjoyable and productive.
Places to visit: Connemara, in the west of Ireland. Oscar Wilde referred to it as “A Savage Beauty”
Literature: Poetry, plays and crime novels. What she’d recommend ; The boy in the striped pyjamas ( John Boyne), The Field ( John B Keane), The Lost Symbol ( Dan Brown), The poetry of William Butler Yeats.
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B1.1 Business conversation and writing at pre-intermediate level

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