Our business English teachers work with you and your fellow students to develop a course that meets the groups needs. It is a highly flexible approach, which, though negotiated content, guarantees that the course is rewarding.
You will focus on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation relating to topics such as:
- Sales & Marketing
- Human resources
- Cross-Cultural business dealings
- Production and quality control
- Project management
The four communication skills - reading, writing, listening and speaking - will focus on business situations such as:
- Writing reports and emails
- Chairing and participating in meetings
- Giving presentations
You will read for detail and for gist from professional journals, the internet and newspapers as well as understanding correspondence and reports.
You will cover areas such as writing formal and informal letters, emails and reports on a range of topics.
You will work on listening for detail and for gist in typical business situations such as meetings or on the telephone.
Both formal and informal speaking styles will be analysed and practised in business situations such as meetings, telephone calls, negotiations, information exchange, making and handling complaints, agreeing and disagreeing and giving presentations.
You will complete a pre-course questionnaire and take a placement test to help us assess your language level and needs. At the end ofthe course you will receive a report; you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress with your teacher who will also recommend future study options.
Your teacher will conduct regular individual tutorials with you. This takes place in order to monitor and offer guidance on progress, study skills, individual study programmes and welfare in class and at Bell.
- 25 hours of group tuition
- Private tutorials focusing on specific language and personal development areas with your teacher
- Weekly lectures covering a variety of topics
- Two free Bell-organised activities per week – one afternoon event (e.g. museum visit or pub night) and one trip on a Friday afternoon or Saturday
- Access to air-conditioned classrooms with the latest digital technology
- Study resources including a learning centre and library with DVD rental, coursebooks, latest newspapers and journals
- Multimedia lounge with internet access, networked PCs, a large plasma screen TV, tourist information, reading materials and a cold drinks machine
- Support from Bell staff including free information and advice on higher education and university opportunities
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