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Our aim is to give the course participants the English skills necessary to function at their optimum level in their day-to-day professional lives. On completion of this course, each participant will have significantly improved their presentation skills, expanded their technical vocabulary, increased their fluency, and perfected their business writing skills. Additionally, we include a very special exercise which aims to eliminate the use of false cognates in the student´s speech. This is informally called “Spanglish”, and is the origin of most mistakes made by students when speaking.
Who should take this course?
Anyone with an intermediate or upper-intermediate level of English who uses the language in their professional lives. The most frustrating level in any language is “Intermediate”, as it seems impossible to get past it! This course is the bridge to the next level.
Material and Methodology
Each module of the course contains authentic reading material taken from publications such as The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and Business magazine. These articles are used for the introduction of particular grammar structures, new vocabulary, the practice of reading comprehension, and for their value as “foundations” for discussions. Audio and visual aids are used in a similar way. The emphasis is heavily communicative, meaning that the use of the materials, whether written, audio, or visual, will always lead to speaking practice in order to facilitate rapid assimilation of the newly introduced, or in some cases, recycled items. The students will take part in regular discussions, simulated meetings, negotiations, and mini-presentations. It is important to emphasize that the role of the teacher, apart from the introduction and explanation of language items, is to facilitate the flow of “real” and appropriate communication.
• Negotiating Skills
• Business Writing Skills
• Cultural Awareness
• The Future of Business
• Social English
• Business and the Environment
CORMAC ROSS O´BRIEN
Born in the Republic of Ireland, Cormac took his degree at University College Dublin in English and History. After completing his Cambridge certificate in teaching English as a foreign language, he worked for a year in London with International House. Moving to Colombia in 1991, he first worked with British Council in Bogotá, where he took the Cambridge diploma in teaching English, the foremost qualification in EFL. In 2000, he established Study Agency International, which is presently providing English services to national, and multi-national companies in Bogotá. Cormac was Academic Director of the Business English Diploma at Universidad de la Sabana-Forum from 2002 until its closure in 2009, and later held the same position at Prime Business School.
Certificate: Each participant who attends at least 85% of the programme will be presented with a certificate.
Start date: March 31, 2014
Schedule: Monday and Tuesday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá – Centro Empresarial Chapinero (Calle 67 8-32/44)
Cost: $ 1.950.000 pesos*
*Includes VAT and snacks.
Material: The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce is committed to taking care of the environment. In an effort to reduce the use of paper, we prefer to send the course material by e-mail.
• For companies affiliated with the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce: 20%
• For groups (3 or more participants per company) 15%
• For companies registered with the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce:10%
• For payment 10 calendar days before the start date: 5%
Discounts are not accumulable
The Bogotá Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to change the tutors and/or the locations programmed due to force majeure, while guaranteeing compliance with the offer.