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Business English:

Quick Work (several levels)
The modern and splendid method of QW is offered at several levels. All different kinds of subjects are presented here at different levels.

Materials: Quick Work Textbook and Workbook with cd-rom completed with own materials.

Meetings
This course is especially meant for people who have to preside or attend meeting in the English language. To prevent disappointment and delay, it is wise to find out whether your English fluency is at the proper level, before you enrol on this course.

Materials: Own materials.

Presentations
This course is especially meant for people who have to do or attend presentations in the English language. To prevent disappointment and delay, it is wise to find out whether your English fluency is at the proper level, before you enrol to this course.

Materials: Book Presentations and own materials.

Negotiations
This course is especially meant for people who have to negotiate in the English language. It start easy and the pace of study and the level is being adapted to the level of the student. To prevent disappointment and delay, here also it is wise to find out whether your English fluency is at the proper level, before you enrol to this course.

Materials: Own materials and materials by mutual agreement.

Business English on the Telephone
Special course for people in a business who have to make telephone calls in English. Theory and practice goes hand in hand, e.g. the international telephone alphabet, giving and receiving information over the telephone, differences in meaning and pronunciation between American and British English.
Ideal for receptionists, secretaries, sales/purchase/service personnel and managers.

Materials: Own materials (reader, audio).

Receiving guests in English
Special course for people in a business who have to receive guests and use English in the process. Theory and practise go hand in hand, amongst others: socio-cultural differences, standard phrases, social talk, making appointments, act as a spokesperson, reception desk work, differences in meaning and pronunciation between American and British English.

Materials: Own materials.

E-mail English and letters
What attention do your letters and e-mails need? How do you structure them, what does: 'salutation, complimentary close and block format' mean, what are the differences between American and British English with respect to correspondence. What style do you need to use? How do you use English punctuation? When: Active or passive voice? The latest views in style and format (there have been some spectacular changes....).

Materials: Own materials.

Brush up your English
Course to brush up your English. Discuss the things that Dutch learners of English have difficulty with (e.g. Verb tenses (true or false: "I lived in London" or "I have lived in London?"), prepositions (true or false: "Welcome to Amsterdam" or "Welcome in Amsterdam?", vocabulary acquisition (in which different situations do you have to use 'to borrow, to lend' or 'to hire, to rent, to let'?, active and passive voice, what are and how do you use 'modal verbs'? and 'Conditional clauses 1, 2, 3'?, etc). On request it is possible to combine this with business focussed activities.

Materials: Own materials.

English business correspondence (custom-made)
By mutual agreement with (parts of) existing materials to one's own needs, e.g. dealing with complaints, etc.

Vocational English (in the process of cur. development)
By mutual agreement and to one's own needs (if possible). For instance medical or "military" English as preparation to a study or profession. Usually as private lessons. As an example: I helped someone with 'medical' English to prepare for a nursing job in South Africa.

Materials: Own materials by mutual agreement.

Cambridge Certificates*
At SaesLS it is possible to do courses for a Cambridge Certificate. There are many Cambridge certificates, e.g.  Business English Certificate (BEC), there are 3 levels: 1. BEC Preliminary (ERK B1) 2. BEC Vantage (ERK B2) 3. BEC Higher (ERK C1). After completion of the course you can take the official exam and if you pass you receive an official world wide recognized University of Cambridge certificate.

Materials: Special book, exam training book, materials from the University of Cambridge and own materials.

Look for details on the exams on: http://www.cambridgeesol.org/exams/professional-english/bec.html

Other official Cambridge certificates.

 

 

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