B1.4 Business conversation and writing at pre-intermediate level

Start
Tuesday April 13
Price
DKK 3,550
Lessons
22
Start 13.04.2021
Period 13.04.2021 to 08.06.2021
Lessons 22
Class no. C4032-21
 
Location Borgergade 12, 1. Floor
Room 115
Time Tue 09:00 - 11:10
Price DKK 3,550
Time Tue 09:00 - 11:10

What qualities and skills should a good manager have? How do you best deal with conflict? How would you describe your product? These are some of the topics we will discuss on this course. Therefore, you will learn vocabulary connected to describing professional qualities, negotiating and launching a product.
You will read the article A path to salvation through innovation and write a report on a product presentation.
You will also discuss case studies relating to the topics and write an email of recommendation on how to solve staff problems.
In terms of grammar, we will study, for example, reported speech, the conditional and adjectives using prefixes such as un, in, im etc.

As doing business internationally is an important part of professional communication, we will practise presentations outlining different aspects of your working culture.
We will prepare a short talk entitled Aspects of my culture that a business visitor might find unusual or difficult.

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 10-12.

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 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.


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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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B1.4 Business conversation and writing at pre-intermediate level

13 April - 8 June

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