30 hour Beginner Language Course

Recommended format:

  • Twenty 1.5-hour sessions
  • 2 sessions a week for 10 weeks (recommended but flexible)

Aim:

A beginner business course aims to provide you with the tools necessary for dealing with everyday situations in a business environment and inter-acting with other people.

Content:

  • Your course content will be adapted to your objectives but here are some examples of what you could learn in a 30 hour beginner course.
  • Formal and informal greetings and introductions
  • Office hierarchy and etiquette
  • Personal information: giving and asking about personal information (nationality, where you live and work, age, etc.)
  • Feelings: describing your own and enquiring about other people’s wellbeing
  • Alphabet: spelling out loud and using phonetic alphabet
  • Job description: work place and position
  • Office: building, rooms, office furniture
  • Directions: office directions and getting to and from the work place
  • Time and time-keeping: numbers, time and local office/working hours
  • Timetables: days, months, years, dates, calendars
  • Planning: schedules, meetings and booking
  • Office communications: communicating with colleagues, line-managers and general office staff
  • Telephone communications: placing and answering a telephone call
  • Messages: leaving a phone message and taking a message for an absent colleague
  • Letters and email: greetings & closing lines (formal/informal) and letter formats
  • Writing a simple letter
  • Lunchtime: food, snacks and restaurants
  • After work: social interaction

Grammar content is tailored to the need of the course