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Speaking Practice | Business and Interview English (A2 to C2)

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  • Language taught: English
  • Course type: Other
  • Sessions taught: 118

Individual Sessions
  • 60 minute session - 175 ITC
  • 90 minute session - 250 ITC
Session Packages
  • 5 x 60 minutes - 795 ITC
  • 5 x 90 minutes - 1100 ITC



This session follows the same format as my Speaking Practice session i.e. friendly but focused discussions, corrections / feedback (if you wish)

We will pay attention to business etiquette, tone and register, being informal vs. being formal, understanding the subtext, how to give and get respect based on how you use language, using assertive language, phrases for negotiating, persuading, etc

Choose this session if you wish to focus on speaking and using specialized vocabulary for discussing business topics (local, national and international)...I have Business English textbooks if you want but working with real articles, short video clips and actual company websites is good, too.


<> STAR method and competency-based behavioral interviewing
<> Initial phone screening interviews (which is often an ad hoc English screening test)
<> Designing a CV with the idea that the **only** thing a resume has to do is get you an interview
<> Understanding formulaic phrases in job posting (the cultural subtext)
<> Personalized cover letters and tailoring your CV to the job posting
<> LinkedIn profile editing / corrections (I can give suggestions about what to include and how to phrase it, if you wish)
<> Sector-specific interview questions
<> Ways to include MOOC courses, self-directed learning, gaps in employment into a CV
<> Developing and delivering an interesting response to "Tell me about yourself"'
<> Top 20 most common interview questions with sample answers
<> Dealing with tough, tricky and illegal questions
<> Writing resumes and online profiles in a competitive labour market (i.e. marketing your skills using written language)
<> Communicating precise details about your work history clearly and confidently
<> Demonstrating your expertise by talking about trends in your industry, communicating your passion and enthusiasm for your field, talking about your career goals and personal mission statement, etc.

50 min / 80 min