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English with Confidence - Course Content

Professional Skills

Typical Topic Areas:

  • Presentations
  • Negotiations
  • Meetings
  • Telephoning
  • Emails
  • Formal letter writing
  • Report writing
  • Academic text writing
  • Study skills (some of our clients are studying for Master's Degrees or exams)
  • Formal and informal English
  • Associated professional vocabulary

Speaking

  • In specific professional situations
  • In general situations
  • Discussion and associated vocabulary
  • Simulations/role play
  • Functional English
  • Pronunciation practice

Listening and video work

  • Videos from YouTube, television and International Business coursebooks
  • Podcasts
  • Interviews and conversations from published materials

Grammar and vocabulary

  • Business and professional vocabulary
  • Key problem areas for specific languages
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Prepositions
  • Tenses
  • Conditionals
  • Future forms
  • Modal verbs
  • Question forms
  • Other aspects of syntax

Writing

  • Professional and general tasks
  • Writing clearly and appropriately for the situation
  • Academic and report writing

Social English

  • Small talk
  • English relevant to different situations
  • Conversational English
  • Using humour and idiomatic English
  • Building rapport