Master Polite English
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Master Polite English

Learn the 3 Golden Rules and 6 Principles of Polite Speaking in English.
4.6 (2,141 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.
50,698 students enrolled
Created by Dylan Gates
Last updated 2/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $35 Discount: 71% off
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 8 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • In this course, you will learn how to speak politely in English.
  • In this course, you will learn strategies for communicating in formal situations with people you do not know well.
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Requirements
  • You need to have an Intermediate level of English.
  • You need to have a strong desire to improve your spoken English, especially for use in formal situations.
  • You need or will need to use English for work or study purposes.
Description

Do you speak English as a second or foreign language?

Do you have a good level of spoken English but need to learn how to speak in formal situations?

Do you need English for work or study purposes?

Do you need to speak politely in English in formal situations, such as interviews, meetings, official events?

Do you need to speak English with native or proficient speakers?

  • When we speak to people we do not know very well, we should use polite English
  • When we speak politely, we often get better results and make a good impression
  • When we speak politely, we show respect to our conversational partner

Take the course and learn how to speak politely in English.

Learn the 3 Golden Rules of Politeness

Discover the 6 Principles of Polite Speaking

Learn common polite phrases for a variety of communicative functions, such as complaining, interrupting, expressing disappointment and many more. New lessons are added all the time.

What does the course consist of?

  • Video lessons and pdf notes.
  • 2.5 hrs of video content

This course is suitable for Intermediate speakers of English who need to learn how to speak politely in formal situations.

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of polite English and will be able to communicate more effectively and appropriately in your professional life.

Who is the target audience?
  • This is a course for people who speak English as a second language. It is suitable for learners who have an Intermediate or Advanced level of English who need to learn how to speak in a more formal way for work, study or social purposes.
Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
02:24:13
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Introduction to Polite English
1 Lecture 08:55
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The 6 Principles of Polite English
7 Lectures 39:56

In this lesson, you will learn about the Uncertainty principle and why it may not be a good idea to appear too confident.

Preview 04:21

In this lesson, you will learn about the Indirect Question principle and why asking an indirect question may get you better results.

Principle Number 2: Indirect Questions
07:20

In this lesson, you will learn about the Respecting Intelligence principle and why respecting the other person's intelligence will make them more likely to cooperate with you.

Principle Number 3: Respecting Intelligence
03:45

In this lesson, you will learn about the Sensitive Correction principle and why correcting somebody in a polite and sensitive way is more effective than direct correction.

Principle Number 4: Sensitive Correction
06:36

In this lesson, you will learn the Reluctant Disagreement principle and discover why you should show the other person that you don't really want to disagree with them.

Principle Number 5: Reluctant Disagreement
07:18

In this lesson, you will learn about the Avoid Direct Commands principle and find out why being too bossy will not win you many friends.

Principle Number 6: Avoid Direct Commands
07:05

In this lesson, you will have the opportunity to review the key points of the course.

Master Polite English Course Review
03:31
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How to express yourself politely in different situations
14 Lectures 01:35:22

Direct Offers
04:54

Indirect Offers
07:53

Complaining Politely
06:00


In this lesson, you will learn some useful phrases for interrupting.

Preview 08:28

In this lesson, you will learn some useful phrases for dealing with interruptions while you are speaking.

How to deal with interruptions politely
07:38

In this lesson, you will learn some useful phrases for expressing annoyance or irritation, in a polite way.

How to express annoyance or irritation politely
09:50

In this lesson, you will learn some useful phrases for expressing a preference.

How to express a preference politely
09:32

In this lesson, you will learn how to express disappointment politely.

How to express disappointment politely
08:23

In this lesson, you will learn some useful phrases for expressing shock or surprise politely.

How to express shock or surprise politely
08:00

How to warn somebody not to do something politely
07:20

How to refuse politely
07:28

Not the End of the Course
01:10
About the Instructor
Dylan Gates
4.6 Average rating
2,157 Reviews
51,273 Students
2 Courses
English Trainer and Coach

My name is Dylan Gates and I am a freelance teacher / teacher trainer / materials designer and English language coach.

Learning English is a challenge. My job is to help you take your English to the next level. Becoming a fluent speaker of English is not just about learning grammatical rules and remembering vocabulary. It's about developing communication skills and becoming a confident speaker. It's about learning how to express your ideas, thoughts, opinions and experiences in English.

My courses are designed to help you become a confident and competent speaker of English.

About Me

I've been a Director of Studies at a British Council accredited school in Central London, Course Director of a Training programme for English teachers (Trinity TESOL), and I've also worked as an English for Academic Purposes tutor at King's College (famous university in London) where I prepared international students for post-graduate study in the UK. Now, I am a self-employed teacher / trainer / blogger / course designer and enjoying the freedom.

What other teaching qualifications do I have?

I have an MA in Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, a Diploma DELTA (advanced teaching qualification) and an E-tutoring certificate.

Is there anything else I would like to mention?

I prefer to call myself a trainer or coach rather than teacher. Learning a new language is like learning any new skill: you need to practise and train every day to become better at doing it. I hope that people watch my course and then go out and practise speaking English with other people.