English - Learn English for business
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English - Learn English for business

Learn English skills to enhance your career and impress colleagues.
4.2 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
785 students enrolled
Created by Cecilia Bax
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Deliver appropriate opening and closing remarks
  • Build credibility among peers, colleagues and potential business partners
  • Use language to transition from one point to the next or one slide to the next
  • Diplomaticaly manage difficult questions
  • Explain and accurately describe data on a slide
  • Understand the difference between a formal and informal introduction
  • Provide a solid and convincing summary
  • Manage a difficult audience
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  • You will need your PC and a headset for this course.

Course Description

Learning English takes time and mastering Business English takes even longer. Not having the English language skills to communicate clearly in your professional life can have a big impact on your career. I designed this course for professionals learning English who need English language skills to build credibility and relationships with colleagues.   

In this course you will:

  • Increase your confidence when learning and speaking English
  • Review English language phrases that help you sound more professional and credible in English
  • Learn English prepositions of position and location
  • Understand the difference between a formal and casual  English presentation
  • Use tone to change the meaning of an English sentence

This English course will take you approximately one hour to complete. It is designed to give you specific and targeted language to help you prepare for a presentation in English.  

Contents and Overview

This course is organized into three parts. The first part looks at building English skills to help you prepare for your presentation. The next part reviews English key phrases so that you can maintain the attention of your audience and be sure they understand your message. Finally we look at using specific English phrasing to help you when you get nervous and are unable to manage questions or comments from your English speaking audience. 

At the end of this course you be able to stand calmly  in front of a group of people and speak English! You will have the English language skills to interact with your audience and you will know how to avoid difficult situations.

Why is this course unique?

This course is unique because it is focused on English skills and key phrases rather than grammar. Although there is an ESL grammar component to help you review some of the basics. 

Who is the target audience?
  • These skills you learn in this course are useful if you give large scale presentations or smaller presentations in meetings and on confcalls.
  • An intermediate level of English is required.
  • This course is probably not helpful if you are a new language learner or if you are looking to develop your everyday discussion skills.
  • This course is probably not helpful if you are a new language learner or if you are looking to develop your everyday discussion skills.
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Curriculum For This Course
Is this the right course for you?
1 Lecture 02:53

Do you want to know what languages your instructor speaks?  What kind of accent she has? Here is where you find out. Can you guess where I am from?

Preview 02:53

This quiz reviews common grammar errors found in presentations. It will help you fix some of the mistakes you are making.It also introduces common expressions or colloquialisms used during presentations.

Grammar Quiz - Let's see what you know
13 questions
Strategy #1 - Building confidence through preparation
3 Lectures 11:28

Here you will review concepts often overlooked by non-native speakers when preparing to deliver a presentation.

Preview 04:36

Here you will look at how you can deliver a presentation to an audience that is tailored specifically to your audience. 

Knowing and understanding your audience

Here you will look at why tone is important and why most ESL speakers overlook it.

Setting the tone
Strategy #2 - Managing your content
6 Lectures 22:17

Here you will review key concepts related to delivering your introduction.

How to deliver a winning introduction.

Transition phrases are key to making sure your audience can follow you when you move from slide to slide or want to introduce a new idea or point.   They are important in everyday discussion but become extra important during a presentation. 

Using transition phrases to lead your audience

It is easy enough to use a graph or a picture as a visual aid but if you can not explain or describe what you are showing then your presentation may not be as good as it could be. You want to make sure you know how to do this.

Preview 05:02

This quiz tests your knowledge and your ability to describe where to find information on an info graphic, a slide or a screen. 

Quiz - Prepositions of position and location

Here you will review what makes a winning summary. You will review also review how important tone is when you are looking to make a good impression on your audience.

Closing your presentation

In this lecture you will look at one sentence and all the different ways you can use tone to change or imply  different meanings. 

Preview 02:21
Strategy #3 - Managing your audience
2 Lectures 07:15

Here you will look at what Key Phrases you can use to manage situations with your audience during your presentation. 

Connecting with your audience and managing interruptions

Here you will learn key phrases to manage your Q&A period.

How to manage a Question and Answer period after a presentation
The most common grammar errors in presentations - Grammar Review
2 Lectures 04:56

This lecture helps you correctly answer the question " What are you in charge of?"  with the correct grammar and sentence structure.

Understanding how to use in "In charge of"

Here you will understand how to answer the question "How long have you been working for your company?" using the word "since" correctly in the response. 

Using the present perfect continuous verb tense with "Since"
Final Quiz
0 Lectures 00:00
Speaking with precision
7 questions
About the Instructor
Cecilia Bax
4.2 Average rating
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785 Students
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Business English Coach at Udemy

Before working as an English Language coach I spent ten years working in the corporate world doing Project Management and Sales. Once I realized that was not where I wanted to be I combined my degree in Linguistics with my business experience and a new career as a language coach was born. I have never looked back.

I am a Canadian with over ten years of experience teaching and working with international companies such as BNP Paribas, Chanel, Sanofi, L'Oreal, Gemalto, Nexter and Scotia bank.I have helped my clients prepare for product presentations, sales negotiations, interviews, conference calls and casual dinners with clients.

My unique background of corporate business experience combined with leading group or one on one English instruction has given me the skills to help you develop your communication style. I understand the impact that strong language skills can have on your career or reputation in the business world.

If you need to build confidence, develop nuance or acquire Business language for specific events I want to help you.