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English with Confidence - Course Content

Activate the English you already have

You know more English than you use. At the CAE Professional Centre we will activate that hidden knowledge and add to it with new professional language.


Professional Skills

Typical Topic Areas:

  • Presentations
  • Negotiations
  • Meetings
  • Telephoning
  • E-mails
  • Formal letter writing
  • Report writing
  • Minute taking
  • Memos
  • Study skills
  • Formal v. informal English
  • Associated professional vocabulary

Speaking

  • In specific professional situations
  • In general situations
  • Discussion and associated vocabulary
  • Simulations/role play
  • Functional English
  • Pronunciation practice

Listening and video work

  • Commercially-available recorded material
  • Self-generated recorded material
  • TV
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Internet

Grammar

  • Tensing
  • Conditionals
  • Future forms
  • Modality
  • Question forms
  • Other aspects of syntax

Writing

  • Professional tasks
  • General tasks
  • Tone
  • Clarity
  • Appropriateness
  • Cohesion

Social English

  • Small talk
  • Situational English
  • Conversational English
  • Appropriateness
  • Building rapport
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