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Business Communication Skills - For Companies

Our BCS courses aim to enhance the participant’s English proficiency, ensuring that they attain a professional and productive level of Business English. Course participants will acquire English skills that convey fluency, expertise and professionalism.

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Customized Business English courses for improved communication

The course programme and material have been developed with a high degree of flexibility so that they can be easily adapted to meet the needs of the participants’ work situations and language levels.

We have been teaching customized Business Communication Skills (BCS) courses to companies for 20 years and we are proud of the positive feedback we have received.

GOAL OF BCS

This course is designed to enhance your Business English skills effectively in a relaxed and positive learning environment.

You will:

  • improve your communication skills in specific work-related scenarios.
  • increase your level of confidence and professionalism in oral and written communication.
  • enhance your grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, sentence construction and punctuation.
  • know when to use formal/informal style and tone.
  • learn how to clearly explain specialist terminology used in the workplace.

METHOD AND APPROACH  

  • Pre-course consultation with participants by the teacher. Teacher gathers information regarding:
    • Relevant topics and scenarios
    • Employees’ work responsibilities
    • Current use of English at work
    • Language levels
  • Tailored classroom sessions using the various standalone BCS modules that can be done in any order.
  • Additional material directly related to the participants’ work.
  • Classes adapted to suit the learner´s needs and requirements.
  • Using the newly acquired skills through engaging activities.
  • Highly skilled and educated teachers who ensure job-relevant and effective teaching.

CLASS OPTIONS

We provide classes at our schools or at the client´s premises. It is also possible to have classes online.

  • Workshop: 2-day intensive or 4-day
  • Weekly classes
  • Online classes

ONLINE EXERCISES

When you sign up for a BCS course, you will receive access to our online program. This program comprises eight modules with oral and written assignments.

LEVELS & CONTENT

Business Communication Skills Basic - (B1: Lower Intermediate) 
BCS Basic is a course for people who are using English in a business context for the first time. You will gain a solid foundation in a variety of skills.

It consists of the following modules:

  • Social English
  • Business Writing (e-mails)
  • Telephoning
  • Meetings
  • Grammar for the Workplace

Business Communication Skills 1 - (B1/B2: Intermediate/Upper Intermediate) 
BCS 1 is suitable for people who wish to significantly improve their professional English communication abilities.

It consists of the following modules:

  • Social English
  • Business Writing (e-mails)
  • Telephoning
  • Meetings and Negotiations
  • Presentations
  • Grammar for the Workplace

Business Communication Skills 2 - (B2/C1: Upper Intermediate/Advanced)
BCS 2 expands on several of the BCS 1 modules and includes new, challenging material.

It consists of the following modules:

  • Social English
  • Business Writing (reports, guidelines, official documents)
  • Meetings and Negotiations
  • Presentations & Describing Trends
  • Pronunciation
  • Discussion & Interpretation of Articles
  • Grammar for the Workplace (as needed)

INSTRUCTORS

Profile mattrobson Matt Robson
Oslo
Default avatar Melissa Patrick
Oslo
Profile stephanie Stephanie Tjensvold
Stavanger
Profile paulmajor Paul Major
Oslo
Profile vv pic 1 Agnes Hoogewerf
Stavanger
Profile img 4023 2 Trude Sletteland
Bergen
Profile aileen Aileen Madsen
Bergen

LESSONS

Course lessons

Welcome to Business Communication Skills

Units

3

Estimated time

0h 3m

Social English

Units

22

Estimated time

2h 2m

Assignments

6

Welcome to the first lesson which focuses on:

  • Presenting yourself and others socially
  • Small talk 
  • Polite conversation
  • Polite phrases
  • Social e-mails
  • Describing your job and responsibilities
  • Describing your company

Business Writing

Units

25

Estimated time

1h 19m

Assignments

5

This module focuses on:

  • Mechanics – capitalisation, punctuation, numbers, abbreviations
  • Tone – Formal and informal language
  • Standards for different types of letters
  • E-mail writing 
  • Redundancy cutting
  • Common vocabulary mistakes 
     

Meetings

Units

9

Estimated time

0h 37m

Assignments

1

This module focuses on:

  • Procedures and language for conducting/participating in meetings
  • Opening and closing a meeting 
  • Asking for and giving opinions/reasons
  • Interrupting and stopping interruptions
  • Vocabulary for meetings 
     

Negotiations

Units

12

Estimated time

0h 34m

Assignments

1

Telephoning

Units

8

Estimated time

0h 38m

Assignments

1

This module focuses on:

  • Telephone phrases
  • Taking and giving information
  • Prepositions used in telephoning
  • Spelling

Describing Trends

Units

13

Estimated time

0h 39m

Assignments

1

Presentations

Units

13

Estimated time

1h 17m

Assignments

3

Grammar in the Workplace

Units

14

Estimated time

1h 11m

Assignments

2

This module focuses on:
•    Common grammar errors – general
•    Common grammar errors – for Norwegian speakers 
•    Present simple and present continuous verb tenses
•    False friends
•    Prepositions
•    Countable and uncountable nouns 

This course is available on request

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