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One-to-One Courses
English for Meetings

Our ONE-TO-ONE PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH FOR MEETINGS COURSE is part of our professional programme and ideal for those who need to improve their language skills in this area leading to better quality and more confident presentations.

Over the years our business and professional clients have told us that participating in meetings in English is one of the most diffiuclt tasks facing them. Obviously, those who have a very good English level tend to dominate meetings as attendees who are no so confident in their level wish to avoid not being understood or perceived as having a bad English level. Making effective contributions at all kinds of meetings is an important part of professional life and without doubt enhances career advancement.

Our courses are designed to present a structured approach to practising participation at meetings focusing on good pronunciation, appropriate use of language and good delivery for various situations. Emphasis on correct pronunciation is vitally important for effective communication and so often overlooked.

Aspects of meetings are simulated using the special language of meetings to include presenting arguments, giving opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, interrupting, clarifying, questioning, making prooposals, persuading and compromising. Courses also focus on important word partnerships (collocations) for business which enhance the professional aspect of English used. This course is presented in a dynamic and stimulating manner to ensure that the participant stays motivated, achieves his or her objectives and improves ability to participate and contribute to meetings in a clear and professional manner.

PERSONALISED COURSE: We appreciate that, as a professional, your time is limited and you have very specific requirements. For this reason a one-to-one English course with a qualified and experienced teacher is the ideal solution ensuring that your specific language needs are met in an efficient but thoroughly enjoyable manner. Lessons are relevant, personalised and centred around you - with you and only you in mind!

Following a careful Needs Analysis your tutor will design a course that focuses on your particular language needs. This course will cover many areas including pronunciation, sentence/word stress, grammar, vocabulary as well as the four skills - speaking, listening, reading and writing. Error identification and correction, monitoring and reduction of repetitive errors are always a priority and are a very important component of our courses.

Your tutor will carefully discuss your needs with you in the first lesson and design your course based on these needs and, of course, your wishes! You are encouraged to bring work related materials with you - work documents, brochures, correspondence etc. - and these can be incorporated into your course where appropriate. Your continuing language needs are constantly monitored and the course focus can be altered to take these into account. Flexibility is important and of course more easily practised in the context of a one-to- one course!

As with all our courses, your specific needs will be identified and prioritised in the first lesson and the course will be designed to meet these needs. Our one-to-one method allows for continuous monitoring of progress and meeting evolving language needs so you can rest assured that your tutor will be flexible to ensure your course is relevant to your needs.

LESSON DURATION: Lessons are 60 minutes duration.

DOCUMENTATION: We negotiate a Needs Analysis and Course Plan with you prior to course commencement, conduct an Assessment of English level, complete daily Lesson Sheets which record brief information about the lesson topics and aims for reference, provide a Certificate of Attendance signed by our Course Director at course conclusion and forward you a Progress Report by e mail within one week of course conclusion. Copies of all documents are provided to you so that you have a record of your course from start to finish.

ADVICE: Our ONE-TO-ONE PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH FOR MEETINGS COURSES are specialised and we advise that you take a course of 20 lessons.

ENGLISH LEVEL REQUIRED: Intermediate level of English as a minimum. If your level is presently below this standard you might consider taking a general English course with us followed by our ONE-TO-ONE PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH FOR MEETINGS COURSE.

FREQUENCY: Courses commence every week from January to December (excluding Christmas) subject to availability.

TUTORS: Our tutors for this course are professionals as well as experienced English language teachers. They are well used to running their own businesses and have experience of management including running and participating in meetings in their respective careers. We believe this is essential for a successful course.

COST: One-to-One Professional English courses start at €55 per hour with packages of 10, 15 and 20 hours available from €495, €742.50 and €990 respectively.

You are very welcome to remain in contact with us following course conclusion regarding any matter and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can. We ask you to let us have your opinion after your course has finished. Courses booked as packages should normally be completed in eight weeks.

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