Business English Easy English for Meetings

Plan and participate in business meetings using effective business English in this intermediate-level ESL course!
Business English Easy English for Meetings
File Size :
499.24 MB
Total length :
2h 1m


Jacqueline Seidel


Last update

Last updated 9/2015



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

Business English Easy English for Meetings


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.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 2h 1m | 499.24 MB
Created by: Jacqueline Seidel

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