Business English Seminar

Categories: IT, Foundational, Language Fluency, Amplify English Fluency
Successful Outcomes

Take a listen to what  international professionals from India had to say 
about attending these 
sessions with us.

Course Summary

The purpose of this course is to build English language comfort and fluency in casual and business conversations for those using English as a second or non-native language in global business environments.

Participants will fine tune both spoken and written language.

As Authentic Journeys focuses on cross-cultural training, tips on working with Americans and how to use English effectively with Americans is pointed out at any possibly opportunity. This will build not only the language, but the cultural fluency of you or your team.

Participants will be expected to attend 12 hours of live sessions and up to 8 hours of prework with their colleagues. This course is only delivered live in person or live online in a Zoom classroom.

Audience: Anyone needing to improve their spoken and written English regardless of role (Can be at A2, B1, B2 CEFR level. Learn more about the Central European Framework of Langaguge assessment below.)


For those who tend to speak in their native language in the office, this session will provide a safe place for participants to learn, practice, and build overall confidence in various aspects of Spoken English including:

small talk

email writing basics

self-introductions

how to take notes

tips in speaking clearly across cultures

talk about professional life

understanding different accents

tips to improve vocabulary

talk about personal life

cultural differences in English

how to tell stories

conversational skills

Course Curriculum
Session #

Topic

Group work between sessions

In-session time

Elapsed Time (in hours)

Kickoff

Participants will be introduced to the course, expectations, and delivery method

n/a

1

1

Preassessments

Preassessments

30 minutes

n/a

1.5

1

Show and Tell, Vocabulary Building Ideas

n/a

1

2.5

Prework

Vocabulary building video/partner activity/presentation prep

1

n/a

3.5

2

Vocabulary Tips Group Presentation
Debrief on Vocabulary building and presentation skills

n/a

1

4.5

Prework

Partners create mock meeting using group discussion phrases
Individuals set up calendar invites for remainder of training program

1

n/a

5.5

3

Group discussion debrief
Presentation skills fine tuning
Introduction to Email Writing if time permits

n/a

1

6.5

Prework

Create Email Skeleton

10 minutes

n/a

6.5

4

Common written English errors, Tips on self-editing. Why we write emails, relationship building in email, outcomes of email writing

n/a

1

7.5

Prework

Email rewriting activity

30 minutes

n/a

8

5

Session on popular demand (This session is tailored to the group's specific need as per the preassessment.)
Half program goal reassessment

n/a

1.5

9.5

6

Clear speaking, accent reduction, punctuation in written and spokent language, pacing and speed activities. Indian vs. American English. 

n/a

1.5

11

Prework

Optional Prework (1 hour may be required)

1

n/a

12

7

Review of Prework
Email Writing Group Activity

n/a

1

13

8

Presentation Skills Workshop - Dissect presentation video, note taking, outlining, phrases to connect conversations in a presentation. 

n/a

1

14

Prework

Groups to prepare for final presentation for last session

1

n/a

15

9

Email Writing Group Activity
Discussion on Final Presentation with peer and facilitator feedback rubrics

n/a

1

16

Prework

Groups to prepare for final presentation

1

n/a

17

10

Final Presentations
Course Feedback
Final session

n/a

1

18

Get to know a little about your facilitator

Jennifer Kumar

Hello everyone, I am Jennifer Kumar. I have over a decade of experience coaching US client-facing professionals in India who manage teams and projects in virtual environments. I understand some of the cultural missteps that professionals like you may encounter, as I have also lived and worked in India for over 10 years (I was born and raised in the USA). In addition to having on-the-ground experience working between cultures, I have a Teaching Certification in ESL from the University of Arizona and a Coaching Certification from the International Coaching Federation.

Mary Elvine

Senior Process Associate, QMiS Systems Pvt Ltd.

The sessions conducted by Jennifer, Authentic Journeys, have helped me to improve my communication with the client. The sessions were mainly on business conversation, email writing, and meetings & presentations. These were very interactive sessions. I should say, "This has built up our confidence level a lot."  Earlier, it was difficult for me to write an email.  I was not aware of the format that should be followed in email writing; but now, things have changed.  I've become more confident in writing emails.  Each and every tasks assigned in between the sessions were really amazing. This is really an outstanding course.

Course Pricing

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