English for Meetings

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English for meetings, discussions, and debates

 Working in English often requires much more than just speaking good English. In addition to improving one’s overall English proficiency, people who have to speak English at work need to discuss and debate confidently in English at international meetings. At Nations our role as training and communication experts is to help you improve your English business communications skills and help you speak English better. Since the heart of the Nations Total English for Business programme is one-to-one training, it is always tailored to suit your individual needs. Our English trainers can integrate elements specifically related to your requirements to create a balanced English course which exactly matches your goals. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

Topics for English meetings may include:

  • Key points for a successful meeting
  • Contributing: offering opinions, agreeing
  • Presenting your argument effectively
  • Cultural factors affecting meetings
  • Managing opposition and hostility
  • Diplomacy and appropriate informality
  • Reporting
  • Forecasting
  • Chairing effectively
  • Dealing with interruptions
  • Inviting contributions
  • Keeping the meeting on track
  • Creating an action plan
  • Assigning tasks
  • Summary and conclusion
  • Dealing with questions

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