Polite English Grammar for Giving Advice at Work
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Polite English Grammar for Giving Advice at Work

Using Design-Specific Vocabulary
3.0 (1 rating)
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Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be more polite and engaged with colleagues, since you can now relay your advice in a welcome, expected manner.
  • Understand the indirectness of British culture, so you can express your opinion strongly, without being rude
  • Learn a variety of polite grammar structures that you can choose between to increase fluency
  • Learn design-specific vocabulary as it is used throughout the entire course
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Requirements
  • Be at least an Intermediate level speaker of English: IELTS - 5.5 / TOEFL - 50
Description

In this course, you learn to understand British culture better, so you can make better choices in grammar and vocabulary when dealing with native speakers. Being understood is just the start. You also want to develop positive emotional connections, and this means learning language that native English workplaces expect.

As such, you learn a few grammar structures that you should use when giving advice to co-workers. They are arranged in two steps, so you can express yourself strongly and naturally, without being aggressive or rude.

Next, we  look at some common phrases that are used in the course, and how you can turn the grammar structures into a quick pronunciation practice. If your mouth can say them easily, you can then focus on what you want to say, not how you should say it.

Finally, there is a really funny video clip about a crazy meeting that is still somehow normal. It's a fun example of the principles discussed in the course, and begins with a few comments from the video with connecting language. There is also a time-stamped transcript, so you can get some really great vocabulary and grammar, while also having a laugh. 

If you need polite language for an English-speaking workplace, this course is right for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to work in native English environments.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and Overview
1 Lecture 01:56
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British Culture is in the Grammar
2 Lectures 06:05
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1st-Step Polite Structures When Giving Advice
1 Lecture 02:57
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2nd-Step Polite Structures When Giving Advice at Work
2 Lectures 05:49
2nd-Step Structures
05:00

Example Conversation with 1st and 2nd-Step Structures
00:49
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Vocabulary Review
1 Lecture 02:43
Vocabulary
02:43
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Pronunciation Practice with the Structures
1 Lecture 02:44
Pronunciation
02:44
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The Expert - A Comedy Video
3 Lectures 14:36
The Expert - Intro Explanation
01:27

The Expert - A Few Points for a Linguistic, Cultural Analysis
05:36

The Expert - Full Video with Script
07:33
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:02
Conclusion
01:02
About the Instructor
Christopher (Chris) Ryan
4.0 Average rating
2 Reviews
25 Students
5 Courses
M Ed. - U. Sydney / B.A. - U.W.O. / Journalism Crt - Langara

I have been involved in the English Language Learning industry for nearly twenty years working in three different countries. My experience teaching thousands of students from all over the world has led me to develop lessons that impact those needing to improve specific skills, or their ability in general. 

As a former IELTS Examiner I understand the needed approaches for standardized tests, and with my deep knowledge of academics, I can help students connect foundational rules to student understanding.

Improving in English means different things to different people. I hope my lessons help you along the path to success.