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Business English for Meetings The online course Business English for Meetings presents all the speaking skills that you need in …

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Business English for Meetings

The online course Business English for Meetings presents all the speaking skills that you need in order to participate in a meeting with confidence. This compact, but comprehensive course by Astoria Group contains the expressions needed in typical everyday business meetings – from informal chats to formal meetings. Participating in a meeting is a real challenge for non-native speakers and can cause a certain amount of anxiety. When are you allowed to make a contribution and how do you word it properly? When is the right time to ask questions and what happens if you actually have to run the meeting? And what about writing up the minutes?

Business English for Meetings, Astoria GroupEnglish for Meetings - Course Learning Objectives

The online course Business English for Meetings consists of 20 units, which present different areas that you might come across in a meeting. Unit 1 deals with how to arrange a meeting and also includes expressions needed when postponing a meeting. Following this, other important topics are presented, for example, the use of small talk at the beginning of a meeting. You will learn how a meeting starts, how to express your opinion, and how to interrupt. Units 16 – 20 are grammar revision. *Unlimited access to all lessons and exercises for 60 days (2 months). English for Meetings includes useful expressions for people chairing the meeting, as well as for the other participants. You can also find out how to draw up an agenda and write the minutes for both formal and informal meetings. Business English lessons are targeted for people with office jobs. This course will teach you vocabulary and skills related to participating in meetings. You will learn terms and phrases used both in email and in speaking to arrange, participate in, and conclude meetings. The goals of this course are to enable you to participate effectively in on-site meetings and teleconferences. It will also prepare you to write a proposal as an outcome of a meeting.

Съдържание на обучението

    • Types of meetings 00:40:00
    • Types of meetings – exercise 00:40:00
    • Formal and informal emails 00:40:00
    • Formal and informal emails – exercise 00:40:00
    • Old is New: The New Old-Fashioned Meeting 00:40:00
    • Opening a conversation 00:40:00
    • Small talk 00:40:00
    • Small talk- exercise 00:45:00
    • Small talk questions 00:40:00
    • Small talk in business 00:02:00
    • Making conversations 00:40:00
    • Introducing yourself or someone else 00:40:00
    • Pleased to meet you 00:08:00
    • Formal and informal agendas 00:40:00
    • Meeting planning 00:04:00
    • Making arrangements 00:40:00
    • Progress reports 00:40:00
    • Progress reports – exercise 00:45:00
    • Interrupting politely 00:40:00
    • How to chair a meeting 00:06:00
    • Asking for clarification 00:40:00
    • I’m not sure I agree 00:40:00
    • Effective meetings 00:03:00
    • Building rapport 00:40:00
    • Disagreement and criticism 00:40:00
    • Making positive suggestions 00:40:00
    • Working together to reach agreement 00:40:00
    • Dispute resolution 00:03:00
    • Reaching business agreements 00:40:00
    • How to lead better meetings 00:05:00
    • Taking minutes 00:40:00
    • Mixing Business and Pleasure 00:40:00
    • Entertaining 00:40:00
    • Leave-taking 00:40:00
    • Present Perfect 00:45:00
    • Present Perfect or Past Simple 00:45:00
    • Past Tenses 00:40:00
    • Past Tenses Revision 00:40:00
    • Conditionals 00:45:00
    • Conditionals – Revision 00:45:00
    • Business English for Meetings Test 00:20:00



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  1. Martin Angelkov05/09/2023 at 09:12

    interesting and useful


Казват, че има много начини да научим чужд език, но това е маркетингова стратегия. Ние знаем - за да проговорим е нужно време и спокойна обстановка, нужни са упражнения и преговор, необходим е специален подход към всеки клиент.


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