Business English Easy English for Meetings
What you’ll learn
send and amend formal and informal meeting invitations
prepare an agenda for formal and informal meetings
engage in small talk with meeting attendees, using standard phrases and “safe” small talk topics
participate effectively in meetings, using standard phrases for interjections, agreeing, disagreeing and asking for clarification
You should have access to a printer or computer, as there are downloadable resources which accompany many lectures, and they include extra activities (which support the learning in the lectures)
Do you participate in English-language meetings?
Do you need to prepare an agenda in English? Write the minutes in English?
And is English your second language?
This course is specifically for non-native English speakers needing skills in planning and participating in meetings. So if you work in administration or management, for a large company or small business, and if you have lower-intermediate or intermediate English language skills then this course is for you!
I’m a professional, qualified and experienced English trainer with over 9 years’ experience teaching business English to companies and individuals. I base my training on many years’ experience working in the public and private sectors in Australia, and believe that learning by doing is the most effective way.
So in this course you’ll listen, watch, read, write and produce your own Invitations, Agendas, Minutes and more! You’ll have direct contact with me, your teacher, and I’ll work with you every step of the way.
By the end of this course you will be a confident and effective communicator in English, and a professional at planning and participating in meetings!
Section 1: Introduction to Me And The Course
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 How this course fits into the CEFR Framework
Section 2: Planning a Meeting
Lecture 3 Warm-Up!
Lecture 4 Why have meetings?
Lecture 5 Reading Activity – Formal or Informal Meetings?
Lecture 6 Sending Meeting Invitations – by Email and Telephoning
Lecture 7 Culture Tip – Using First Names
Lecture 8 Preparing the Agenda
Lecture 9 Changing the Meeting Date
Section 3: During the Meeting
Lecture 10 Greeting Participants and Engaging in Small Talk
Lecture 11 During the Meeting – Opening Remarks and Key Phrases
Lecture 12 Making a Point and Reporting on Progress
Lecture 13 Clarifying Information and Politely Interrupting
Lecture 14 Managing Disagreements During the Meeting
Lecture 15 Focus on – The Minutes
Lecture 16 Closing The Meeting: Finishing Up
Section 4: Wrapping Things Up
Lecture 17 Thank you From Me!
This course is for non-native speakers of English with an intermediate level (equivalent to CEF A2 – B1, under the Common European Framework of Languages),This course is not for beginner (CEF A1) speakers of English, nor for native English speakers, though native English speakers wishing to learn how to plan and participate in a meeting may get value from this course.
Udemy | English | 2h 1m | 499.24 MB
Created by: Jacqueline Seidel