Business English: Grammar, Meetings and More
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Business English: Grammar, Meetings and More

How to effectively improve your business English skills and increase confidence in the business environment
3.7 (341 ratings)
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Last updated 4/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • A review of important grammar structures in the English language.
  • How to communicate confidently, effectively and professionally in the business environment.
  • How to communicate before, during and after business meetings, to include: etiquette, writing and speaking.
Requirements
  • Able to communicate at an upper intermediate level or above.
  • Have a basic understanding of verb tenses (this will be revised at a more advanced level in the course).
Description

Hello and welcome to my training course, Business English: Grammar, Meetings and More.

If you're looking for a course which helps you develop greater mastery over business English, I can help!

Let me ask you some simple questions:

  • Have you ever felt you lack confidence in the workplace because you're not sure if what you're about to say is accurate, or even polite?

  • Do you worry about making the points you want to make in a meeting and being understood?

  • Or maybe you're a senior manager with extensive knowledge and experience explaining terms in your own language, but you have problems expressing yourself in English?

If THIS IS YOU then this course addresses each of these issues through a comprehensive series of videos, lectures and resources.

MY GOAL FOR YOU:

I want to share important skills with individuals working, or planning to work, in the business sector because I know the value of self-development in this area. I regularly coach business professionals on how to develop their English language skills in the workplace and many of these individuals have progressed professionally and continue to do so.

NEXT STEPS?

Feel free to watch my introductory video which explains more about the content of the course and any preview lectures that are of interest.

In this course you will learn and develop some excellent skills to help you advance your existing English language ability, in your place of business.

I will give you the building blocks you need to take your current skills to the next level, enabling you to grow in confidence and effectiveness.

This course covers practical aspects of business English such as grammar, key phrases and idioms, and a step-by-step guide on how to manage the meeting process from start to finish.

By the time you complete this course you will feel more confident communicating in English both in (and out) of the work environment.

I look forward to partnering with you and helping you achieve your personal and professional goals through English language development.

See you in class.

Sincerely,

Colette Goodson

CMG English Language Training Ltd

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate English learners who would like to advance their business English skills in meetings, telephone calls, conference calls and in writing.
  • Students interested in learning about business Etiquette in the international work place.
  • Students interested in advancing their sentence structuring and overall grammar skills.
  • Professionals hoping to transition into an international role with greater English speaking requirements.
  • Students interested in practicing dialogue patterns to increase confidence.
  • Any professional interested in career development through enhanced English language skills.
  • Students looking for more detailed knowledge of vocabulary, common phrases and business idioms in the English Speaking workplace.
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:21:30
+ Grammar Review: Verb Tenses and Articles
7 lectures 44:11

Welcome to the Grammar Review section of the course.  I offer guidance on each of the four Verb Tenses and the use of Articles in this section, to help you review your existing knowledge.

Introduction - Grammar Review
01:21

In this lecture I will review the Simple Tense.  This lecture will deepen your understanding of the form of this verb tense and the guidelines for its use in English.

After completing this lecture you will be able to:

  • Confidently use the simple tense with any verb type.

Verb Tenses: The Simple Tense
07:32

In this lecture I will review the Continuous Tense.  This lecture will deepen your understanding of the form of this verb tense and the guidelines for its use in English.

After completing this lecture you will be able to:

  • Confidently use the continuous tense with any verb type.

Verb Tenses: The Continuous Tense
05:50

In this lecture I will review the Perfect Tense.  This lecture will deepen your understanding of the form of this verb tense and the guidelines for its use in English.

After completing this lecture you will be able to:

  • Confidently use the perfect tense with any verb type.

Verb Tenses: The Perfect Tense
06:12

In this lecture I will review the Perfect Continuous Tense.  This lecture will deepen your understanding of the form of this verb tense and the guidelines for its use in English.

After completing this lecture you will be able to:

  • Confidently use the perfect continuous tense with any verb type.

Preview 05:23

In this lecture I will give you guidance on the choice of verb tenses in different situations.

By the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Select the verb tense that communicates most effectively.

Choosing Verb Tenses
07:59
VERB TENSES
8 questions

Articles can be challenging! In this lecture I will give you some guidelines to follow so you can select the correct article to match different types of noun.

After this lecture you will be able to:

  • Confidently choose when to use a, an, and the and when to use no article at all.

Articles: When to Use 'a, an, the'
09:54
ARTICLES
5 questions
+ Business Meeting Etiquette, Words, Phrases and Idioms
5 lectures 33:30

Welcome to the section on how to approach Business Meetings. In this section I will give you the tools you need to prepare for and attend meetings more confidently and successfully. Let's get started!

Preview 02:04

In this lecture you will learn the importance of etiquette in business meetings.  The way in which you say something creates an impression.  You will learn 'what to say' and 'what not to say'.

  • By the time you complete this lecture you will be able to attend meetings with a good understanding of the correct tone and sentence structures to use.

Business English Etiquette
09:13

In this lecture I will provide you some good examples of verbs, nouns and adjectives used in business English.  I will address any confusion you have about which form of the root word to use.

After completing this lecture you will be able to:

  • Tell the difference between the verb, noun, adjective and adverb  form of commonly used business words.

  • Confidently select the correct word form for each sentence you construct.

Business English Words: Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives
06:59

In this quiz you will be tested on your knowledge of words forms.  Please read the download entitled 'Verbs, Nouns and Adjectives' to prepare.

Choose the Correct Word Form
5 questions

In this lecture I will highlight important phrases used in business meetings that can be used to introduce topics, develop ideas, agree and disagree, negotiate and summarise

By the time you complete this lecture you will be able to:

  • Use a wide range of phrase structures to introduce topics, develop ideas, agree and disagree, negotiate terms and summarise meeting points.

Business English Phrases
08:26

In this lecture I will highlight some common idioms used in business English and how to understand and apply these to your spoken English.

By the time you complete this lecture you will be able to:

  • Use a range of idioms in the business meeting environment to describe your activities.

Preview 06:48
+ Summary & Overview
1 lecture 01:36

Very well done on reaching the end of the course, I leave you with some summary thoughts on how to move forward.

Please feel free to contact me with any thoughts or feedback

I look forward to partnering with you on your journey to advanced English skills.

Sincerely,

Colette Goodson

Summary and Well Done!
01:36