Our 30 minute English conversation sessions are designed for you to practice speaking everyday professional English in a variety of different situations. We focus on your grammar, word choice, vocabulary and pronunciation and help you improve at your own pace.
You will learn to sound confident and give those work presentations with ease.
You will practice how to sound more natural while using correct business English. The coach will assess your conversational capabilities in English at the outset and will present activities that suit your current level. Depending on your needs, you might practice any or all of the following:
Making small talk at the beginning of business conference calls. Talking about the weather, a recent sports event or a common interest for a few minutes is crucial to engaging the interest of your colleagues and setting a casual and friendly tone before getting down to business.
Safe topics for small talk include the weather, occupation, sports, or hobbies and interests
It’s best not to ask casual acquaintances how much they paid for something, (It’s common for women to brag to their friends about sales and bargains. Don’t start those conversations, though.)
Ways to change the topic: “I’d rather not (or prefer not to) talk about that. What do you think about…?” or “By the way, did you hear about…?”
Ways to end a conversation: “It’s been nice seeing you. Will you be at … next week?” “Nice to chat. Say ‘hi’ to _______ for me.” “Well, it was great to see you. I need to get back to work (or to an appointment, etc.) now.” “Gotta* go...” “See you around.” etc
You can try out a single session to see how you like it. You may also choose to enroll for a short Intensive of 6 sessions, our Regular 12 sessions or a Comprehensive 20 sessions.
Schedule your sessions at your convenience between 7 am and 7 pm Monday through Friday.