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Communicating Effectively in English – 80 hours  (English/German)

This intensive course, adaptable to different levels of foreign language ability, is less commercially focused than the International Business Communication course. Participation is encouraged from the business world as well as from a wide range of other professional backgrounds. The course develops practical skills such as the language used for meetings and presentations alongside more general communication skills.

Course content:

 

  • Presentation and organizational structures
  • Simulated meetings
  • Communication in a professional environment
  • Presenting figures and graphs and describing social and political trends
  • Comparing national economies, working practices and social conditions
  • Discussing aspects of international relations and intercultural understanding

Course includes: current affairs, social, political and environmental issues political systems and developments, education and training, advertising and the media, technology and society, agreeing and disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying and confirming, asking for comments, summarizing, asking appropriate questions, challenging/defending an opinion, persuading and compromising, making proposals, offers, suggestions, opening/closing meetings, meeting and greeting, dealing with enquiries and offering advice, arranging and cancelling appointments/social engagements, travel arrangements, bookings and reservations, giving and understanding directions, small talk.

 

English for the Public Sector – 24 hours  (English/German)

This intensive course includes work on giving presentations, making speeches, preparing opening statements, chairing and participating in formal and informal meetings, written communication and telephoning. Participants can also expect to practice language related to hosting visits, socializing and working in a multicultural environment.

Course content:

 

  • Presentation of one's own area of work and organizational structure
  • Simulated negotiations and meetings
  • Aspects of international relations including intercultural understanding
  • Communication in an international context including lobbying

Course includes: agreeing and disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying and confirming, asking for comments, summarizing, asking appropriate questions, challenging/defending an opinion, persuading and compromising, making proposals, offers, suggestions, opening/closing meetings, meeting and greeting, receiving visitors, socializing, using the telephone effectively.