WORKPLACE ENGLISH

Emailing for Business
Workplace Skills Course, B1-B2
Time is of the essence at work and in a foreign language sometimes one spends hours trying to say things the right way in an email. Emails can be reports or summaries or messages, short or long. We do a basic check in the beginning of this course identifying and practicing more formal and less formal language, key phrases, giving good and bad news and making suggestions, complaints and apologies. This is followed by learning to how to write brief and businesslike text that is both polite and diplomatic. Throughout the course client sample emails can be used as practice in this highly interactive course.

Starts: from 17.10.19 or as soon as 3 participants sign up
Thursdays, 12.15 – 13.30
Length: 15 weeks
Price: CHF 600
Materials: CHF 40 per participant

English for Human Resources Staff
Workplace Skills Course, B1-B2
This is a course for human resources managers who need to practice writing and speaking in English while working on the tasks they must perform in the office. It will be tailored to participant needs. In general, course input includes discussing contracts of employment, compensation and benefits, writing job descriptions and interim or final letters of recommendation, for example. Speaking focuses on explaining important internal processes to staff and management, such as appraisals, promotions, health and safety, personnel training and development and interviewing candidates. Grammar, human resources vocabulary and pronunciation work are included in these tailored sessions.

Starts: from 18.10.19 or as soon as 3 participants sign up
Fridays, 14.00 – 15.15
Length: 15 weeks
Price: CHF 600 per participant
Materials: CHF 50 per participant

English for Project Management
Workplace Skills Course, B2-C2
In tailored sessions, busy project managers that lead intercultural teams work on the specific professional language skills and tasks they need to perfect. Sessions are a blend of key project and sector language, speaking, and writing tasks and practice. Based on specific client input, special course work is created to focus on the business at hand and the locations in which it takes place. This includes leading meetings via teleconferencing, emails, report writing, handling outsourced contracts, and presenting to different levels of management at internal or external sites, for example.

Starts: open
Length: open
Price: CHF 50 per 75’ session, per participant
Materials: open

English for Uniformed Security Staff
Workplace Skills Course, B1 – B2
This English course is for security staff working in Switzerland who need to react quickly and properly in situations where English must be used. Group sessions are tailored to specific client work scenarios and locations. Sample topics include: getting and giving information, filling out reports, dealing with health and safety issues, giving orders to crowds during emergencies, and explaining procedures and safety measures.

Starts: from 15.10.19 or as soon as 3 participants sign up
Tuesdays, 12.15 – 13.30
Length: 15 weeks
Price: CHF 600 per participant
Materials: CHF 50 per participant

Presenting in English for International Business
Intensive Workplace Skills Course, B2-C1
Many non-English speakers present using a lot of text and bullet points on slides, and their clients therefore spend their time reading the screen rather than actively listening to the speaker. Others speak so fast or monotone that their collaborators cannot follow the thread of what they are saying. This series of sessions on giving live presentations to multi-cultural business groups focuses on using your voice effectively to create meaning, visualizing and underlining your message with carefully structured argumentation, and fielding tricky follow up questions.

Starts: open
Length: 10 weeks
Price: CHF 400 per participant
Materials: CHF 50 per participant

Refresh Your Business English
Intensive Workplace Skills Course, B2-C1
Business English skills are important in many companies in Switzerland today. This tailored course is for people who want to revise and improve their speaking and writing skills for work.  Where needed, grammar and vocabulary review and practice are included. Handling tasks at work with greater ease and professionalism is the goal of this course, and all input will be tailored to course participants. Emailing, report writing, speaking at meetings, teleconferencing, Skyping, and presenting information are possible starting points.

Starts: from 18.10.19 or as soon as 3 participants sign up
Fridays, 12.15 – 13.30
Length: 15 weeks
Price: CHF 600 per participant
Materials: CHF 50 per participant

Socializing in Intercultural Settings
Intensive Workplace Skills Course, B2-C1
This interactive course is about socializing in multi-cultural environments. The focus is on developing intercultural competence and awareness. We work on recognizing cultural norms such as time and space in different business settings and then take apart how this affects business communication and interaction. How can you react better in cultures where non-verbal communication is number one? What about roles and eye contact? How do different cultures brainstorm together? What topics are you comfortable discussing? What topics would you avoid when travelling? These are some of the many topics that can be explored together.

Starts: open
Length: 10 weeks, 75’ sessions
Price: CHF 400 per participant
Materials: CHF 30 per participant

Tailored Company Course
Sometimes groups of people at companies like to come together for special course work in business English. If your group would like a tailored course at ENGLISH ROOM, please send me an inquiry indicating what you would like to do.

Starts: open
Length: open
Price: CHF 40 per 75’ session, per participant
Materials: open