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How Many Lessons Should I Have?

How Many Lessons Should I Have?

Students often ask about the ideal frequency of in-company language lessons. My reply? The speed at which students learn is affected by many variables, most of which we can't control. However some, such as how many lessons we have every week, can yes be controlled. So...

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Aprenda portugués con English for Business

Aprenda portugués con English for Business

Desde hace varios años impartimos clases de varios idiomas a nuestros clientes corporativos. Este mes acabamos de incorporar portugués a las clases en Madrid. Nuestros profesores de cada idioma son nativos, titulados y con experiencia en el lenguaje de los negocios....

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Better Teaching: Split Lessons intro Three

Better Teaching: Split Lessons intro Three

Friday afternoon, normally a quiet day at our school. I get a call from Adrian, the human resources manager at a company where we teach English. Adrian tells me that some students have asked for a teacher change. Lessons are disorganised, boring and with no clear...

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Better Communication: Jokes Break the Ice

Better Communication: Jokes Break the Ice

Image yourself at a large meeting; there are two groups. At one someone’s giving an explanation; at another someone’s telling a joke. Which one will you join? If you’re human and enjoy a laugh as most of us do, the answer is pretty simple!   There are many ways to...

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Small Talk

Small Talk

David is a software salesman who’s responsible for the American market and must sometimes travel with prospective customers. In the past, he used to speak about work all the time but has now found out it’s better to mix general and business conversation. Here’s a list...

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