A2.4 Business conversation and grammar for elementary level
Increase your confidence, improve your delivery and learn how to handle more challenging situations in English such as how to make arrangements, identify problems whilst agreeing on action and develop your interviewing skills.
At the same time, the accuracy of your grammar will improve once you have learnt the difference between e.g. should, will, have done/did, and could/would. You will also improve specific work-related skills such as communicating bad news and discussing new ideas for company culture. You will have the opportunity to extend your vocabulary with useful business-related words. In addition, you will learn how to talk about your career to date and projects that you have worked on.
In order to be able to manage work situations such as interviewing a candidate, it is important that you have the necessary vocabulary for, e.g. asking about skills, discussing strengths and weaknesses and outlining company plans. 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 employment confirmation letters and emails communicating change 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 10-12.
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 a maximum of 8. Small classes mean that your teacher has more time to help you personally during each lesson.
Preparation time: 1-2 hours per week.