A practical guide to learning to improve your career opportunities by engaging with the English language the most commonly spoken language in the world. Focus is on expressions and vocabulary, pronunciation and it is skills focused. 

Someone with critical thinking skills can: Understand the links between ideas. Determine the importance and relevance of arguments and ideas. Recognise, build and appraise arguments. Identify inconsistencies and errors in reasoning. Approach problems in a consistent and systematic way. This course provides an introduction to the use of a globally recognised methodology and is used in the context of addressing global sustainablity for the purposes of student appreciation, application and understanding.  

Key learning objectives:

·Encourage critical thinking
·Explore project ideas from a variety of viewpoints. Add depth to the planning process.
·Guidance This simple and fun method allows delegates to look at problems from non-traditional perspectives.
·Technique adds depth to the planning process by ensuring that all possibilities are explored and is a good critical-thinking tool for students.

Career planning is all about helping Teacher Partners and students make important decisions regarding their career choices. Career planning is a continuous process of setting individual professional goals and exploring ways to achieve them through self-evaluation, market research, and continuous learning. It is an important exercise to successfully manage your career.

Networking is the process of trying to meet new people who might be useful to you in your job, often through social activities. Effective business networking is essential when linking together individuals who, through trust and relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another. Keep in mind that networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others.

Effective Business Correspondence is important to enable you to inform, persuade and promote goodwill in the workplace. This is required for both internal and external purposes for colleagues, customers, suppliers. Government agencies and the public.

In workplace conversations, you’ll notice that business idioms and phrases are being used all the time. To be able to participate actively in these conversations, you need to master the idioms and phrases commonly used in business.

Ensure your business meetings run smoothly by following our business meeting guidelines and useful tips on how to hold effective meetings. We’ve all experienced a ‘bad’ business meeting. They come in many shapes and forms. There are those where attendees show up 15 minutes late, those with an unclear purpose, and again, there are those you don’t even feel you need. With this in mind we recommend a process to make the most of your meetings and don’t waste valuable time.

It is difficult to estimate the total number of telephones in existence today. They are ubiquitous because of their extreme importance as a communications tool. 
Effective telephone skills are predicated on strong communications skills. The four major means of communication are speaking, reading, writing, and listening—with listening being the most important part.

When delivering presentations to a general audience, senior management in your company, or even a venture capitalist, a successful presentation isn’t about the PowerPoint slides you create – it’s about much more than that.

Respectful and culturally appropriate behaviour is important when doing business in different countries. You must be careful because business etiquette can be different depending on the country. It is important to follow the correct protocol, the accepted, established procedures in a group or situation faced, so that you don’t accidentally offend your potential business partners. In this module we will cover essential elements in order to prepare students to conduct themselves appropriately in the global business environment.

The Teacher Resources are additional information to help you. They can be articles and papers in relation to the topic or useful learning guides to assist you.