Now that summer is here many of us need to write out of office messages. To avoid mistakes that many people could see, read on for a few examples you can adapt for your personal use.
Carol was a good student. She wrote everything her teacher said in her notebook. However, Carol had a problem. When she tried to speak English at meetings, words wouldn’t come to her mind. I asked her how she studied, and she explained that she memorised expressions from a list but never practised them. I reminded Carol that you don’t really know a concept until you’ve actually learnt how to use it and advised her to change the way she learnt. How could she do that? Read on to find out.
Victoria, a training a manager at a multinational company in the wood sector, has a problem. She wants to know if students at her company are learning English. However, when she asks she only gets vague answers such as “Yes, but slowly” or “I’m not sure. My fluency has improved but my vocabulary has not”. How can Victoria find out? Please read on for very simple questions that you can ask to discover if people are profitting from their language lessons.
It’s slightly past 6PM when I call one of our clients because their teacher has been held up in a traffic jam and will arrive late for her in-company class. Nobody answers, but I do hear their recorded message, which has several errors and definitely projects the wrong company image. Are you sure your outgoing messages are correct? Please read on for samples you can use.
Igor could speak good English but he often had problems with people who found it difficult to understand him and would end up ignoring his suggestions. He followed our advice and now everyone pays attention to what he says. Read on to discover how you can improve your communication skills: Help People Understand You by AD Miles
English for Business have already opened enrolment to their September webinar on how to improve oral communication in business English. It’s aimed at intermediate to advanced students who wish to improve their spoken business English. This webinar is free for our students and will be held on Tuesday September 25 from 5 to 6 PM.
Read more about the webinar here:Better Communication in Business English Webinar Poster
Enrol to the webinar here: http://www.englishfb.com/webinar-registration/