PROGRAMMES

English for Lawyers – 50 hours

The course is designed to develop participants' language and communication skills in a legal context. The course focuses on active speaking and writing skills and communication strategies.

  • legal vocabulary expansion
  • effective communication skills for meetings and negotiations
  • effective participation in discussions
  • giving presentations
  • written communication including email, reports and formal letters
  • effective telephoning skills
  • hosting visits, socializing, meeting and greeting
  • listening skills
  • taking part in simulated meetings and negotiations
  • drafting examples of contracts
  • giving legal advice
  • making a presentation on a legal topics

English for Medical Professionals – 50 hours

Course content:

The course is designed to develop participants' language and communication skills in a professional context. The course focuses on active speaking, listening and writing skills and communication strategies.

  • Developing a patient-centered approach
  • Taking past medical & family histories
  • Taking a social history
  • Carrying out a physical examination
  • Handling challenging situations
  • Managing problematic patients & relatives
  • Negotiating treatment
  • Explaining resuscitation
  • Breaking bad news
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Preparing for an interview
  • Participating in handovers
  • Medical correspondence
  • Effective communication skills 
  • Creating rapport
  • Understanding colloquial expressions
  • Questioning technique & active listening
  • Asking about sensitive issues
  • Persuading and negotiating
  • Summarizing
  • Giving patient-friendly instructions
  • Written communication
  • Phone communication
  • Emphatic language
  • Normalizing statements
  • Exploratory and softening questions
  • Asking for clarification
  • Intonation patterns
  • Inviting patient suggestions
  • Demonstrating support and sounding reassuring

 

English for Banking and Finance Professionals – 40 hours

This course is ideal for banking and finance professionals to become effective international performers. A minimum intermediate level of English is required for this course.

Course content:

  • Presentation of one's own work, organization and products/services
  • Simulated negotiations and business meetings
  • Case studies and discussions on financial topics
  • Financial statements
  • Analysis of a company's financial strengths and weaknesses
  • Advising clients – explaining a portfolio
  • Aspects of national and international economies
  • Presenting figures and graphs and describing economic and social trends
  • Communication skills in an international context including intercultural understanding
  • Meetings
  • Management – theory and practice
  • Presentations
  • Leadership and team building
  • Business vocabulary