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Learn how to communicate comfortably in a variety of social situations

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Socializing in English

Course information

circle 12 lessons
clock 60 mins each
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From $240

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Invited to a dinner party? Entertaining foreign partners in your country? Meeting a new potential client for the first time? Need to make small talk with clients at a restaurant?

 

Socialising is an important skill for those involved in international business. Being able to socialize with your colleagues, partners, and clients can play a big part in building effective social relationships.  This short and focused course will help you develop the language and skills needed to use social language to reach your goals.

 

This course:

 

  • Is speaking and listening focused
  • Simulates social interaction
  • Teaches the language used by native and non-native speakers in social situations
  • Develops awareness of cultural differences which may cause difficulties in business settings
 

Course Overview

Target Audience

  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Business professionals
  • Entrepreneurs

Key Content

  • Meeting, welcoming and entertaining visitors
  • Going out and dining
  • Informal business dealings
  • Visiting
  • Small talk
  • Attending conferences and trade fairs

Level

  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper Intermediate
  • Advanced

Outcomes

  • Communicate informally in a variety of social situations both inside and outside your work.
  • Build relationships in social situations.
  • Find and use the phrases and words specific to spoken language.
  • Build rapport with colleagues, partners and clients.
  • Meet, greet and entertain visitors in common social situations.
  • Communicate confidently in different cultural contexts.

 

Methodology

  • Live role plays
  • Simulations
  • Interactive tasks
  • Focused conversation
  • Language activities such as gap fills and matching exercises
  • Vocabulary work

Lessons

Good to see you again

  1. Introductions
  2. Welcoming visitors
  3. Exchanging contact details
  4. Small talk-keeping it going

Getting along

  1. Polite requests
  2. Making and declining invitations
  3. Developing a conversation
  4. Exchanging information

Out of the office

  1. Entertaining visitors
  2. Eating out
  3. Planning future contact
  4. Saying goodbyes

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