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 – 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.
Business 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.
Учебен план на курса
|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- exercise||00:00:00|
|Small talk questions||00:40:00|
|Small talk in business||00:02:00|
|Introducing yourself or someone else||00:40:00|
|Pleased to meet you||00:08:00|
|Formal and informal agendas||00:40:00|
|Progress reports – exercise||00:00:00|
|How to chair a meeting||00:06:00|
|Asking for clarification||00:40:00|
|I’m not sure I agree||00:40:00|
|Disagreement and criticism||00:40:00|
|Making positive suggestions||00:40:00|
|Working together to reach agreement||00:40:00|
|Reaching business agreements||00:40:00|
|How to lead better meetings||00:05:00|
|Mixing Business and Pleasure||00:40:00|
|Present Perfect or Past Simple||00:45:00|
|Past Tenses Revision||00:40:00|
|Conditionals – Revision||00:45:00|
|Business English for Meetings Test||00:20:00|