English for Human Resources Professionals

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English for human resources

Human resources teams (HR) are an important part of every company and are often involved in finding business English courses for their company’s employees. In addition, staff within human resources often work at an international level and therefore need to improve their English proficiency. Human resources also have their own terminology and speaking English at work requires a thorough knowledge of the special English vocabulary used in human resources and personnel. At Nations our role as English language training and communication experts is to help you communicate your HR expertise and knowledge confidently and in appropriate English. 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. In addition, our trainers can integrate the special English vocabulary and human resource terminology that specifically address your demand for English for HR, thus meeting all your needs to improve your English at work. We encourage you to bring your job-specific materials with you. These will be integrated into your individual classes with complete confidentiality.

English for human resources – possible areas for special English learning:

  • Strategic talent management
  • Recruitment, selection and retention
  • Performance appraisals
  • Trade Unions & labour relations
  • Contracts and remuneration
  • Interviewing
  • Benefits and compensation
  • Enterprise resource planning
  • Leadership development and succession planning
  • Training and development
  • Change management
  • M&As, downsizing

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