Building Relationships in English

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Relationship building, socialising, and networking in English

Working in English often requires much more than just speaking good and fluent English. In addition to improving one’s overall English proficiency, people who want to speak English at work often need to brush up on the softer aspects of their English communication skills. Building relationships with others is at the heart of doing business. This requires excellent communication and English conversation skills. At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you confidently communicate in English with others. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual learning needs. Our English trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your needs to create a balance which matches your targets for English communication. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Topics for relationship-building in English may include:

  • Making contact, introductions
  • Socialising and networking
  • Exchanging views and opinions
  • Invitations
  • Diplomacy and informality
  • Handling questions
  • Colloquial expressions
  • Developing dialogue
  • Exploring common interests
  • Active listening
  • Humour and anecdotes
  • Small talk in English

One-to-one training is balanced with focus on the following, according to specific needs of

Core language skills such as:

  • structures, word order
  • enhanced listening
  • using basic and complex tenses
  • overview of grammar points
  • accuracy work
  • fixed phrases
  • idiomatic language and colloquialism
  • pronunciation
  • intonation
  • precise writing skills
  • word families

Core communication skills such as:

  • meetings
  • conference calls
  • presentations
  • planning
  • reviewing
  • negotiating
  • managing people and teams
  • socialising and relationship building
  • e-mailing
  • writing reports
  • talking about your job and company

To find out more, contact us