“How do you say that in English?”
“What would be appropriate to say in this situation?”
“Will my peers understand me when I say that?”
Schools involved in international mobility need to use English while implementing the projects. Similarly, many organizations and companies have made the transition in recent years to using English as their official language.
Unfortunately, many school principals, administrators, and professionals are good at their work but lack the appropriate language skills in the workplace.
This course has been designed to help participants get their ideas across in a professional setup confidently in English.
Throughout the duration of the course, participants will be able to recognize language patterns, be acquainted with soft skills needed in the workplace, and use key phrases. All participants will be urged to use these ideas and phrases through a variety of structured exercises both independently and within a team.
The focus of this Erasmus Plus training course is to help enable all professionals, from school management to any company representative, to conduct their work proficiently in English.
By its end, participants will have received professional up-to-date language, which will allow them to practice their newly taught topics in real-time with trained teachers.
Concept by: Maria Grgić-Skendrović
The course will help the participants to:
- Be able to confidently represent themselves, their companies and nations;
- Improve their overall knowledge of technical language;
- Use their knowledge to conduct proper correspondence and communication with their team and clientele;
- Learn how to articulate themselves in trying situations;
- Exchange ideas with their peers;
- Understand how to prepare themselves for meetings, brainstorming sessions or negotiation resolution.
Day 1 – Initial English Language Business Skills
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools;
- General course overview for the week;
- Making introductions – personal, company, project, country;
- Small talk – guided tips and tricks to boost your confidence;
- Brainstorming sessions – learn how to voice your opinion.
Day 2 – Communication Skills in the English Language
- Correspondence skills – focus on writing emails, memos and letters;
- Communication savvy – English Language communication at meetings and calls;
- Troubleshooting – what to do when things do not go according to plan.
Day 3 – Negotiation and Debating in the English Language
- Negotiations – understand and apply tactics to get optimal results;
- Debating – develop your structured argumentation style.
Day 4 – Effective conflux resolution
- Conflict resolution – learn how to deal with tough situations;
- Jargon and idiomatic expressions – understanding how and when to use them in everyday communication.
Day 5 – Getting your ideas across
- Dissecting social media terms and popular slang;
- Presentations – learn how to confidently express your ideas;
- General wrap-up discussion.
Day 6 – Course closure & cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.