Conversational English

Conversational English is a live, online, customizable course that enables individuals to communicate in English effectively, clearly, and confidently in everyday situations. Learners are provided with instruction, activities, and coaching opportunities to improve their overall comprehension, fluency, and confidence for participating in conversations in English within personal and professional contexts.

Build your skills in Conversational English

Expressing oneself clearly, effectively, and confidently in English continues to be important in personal, professional, and business contexts. Advances in technology, internet communication, and international travel have made it easier for people the world over to communicate in English, collaborate, and coordinate on a regular basis in personal and professional contexts. Conversational English is what enables us to communicate successfully in everyday conversations within both personal and professional contexts.

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  • Duration
    2 Weeks
  • 1 hour
    per session
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COURSE OVERVIEW

Conversational English at American English SDCI provides learners with the following:

  1. Basic communication skills,
  2. Methods and strategies for improving fluency, grammar, and vocabulary,
  3. Techniques for using appropriate language and tone in interpersonal communication situations with a grammar focus,
  4. Tips for effective communication in everyday situations, and
  5. Practice opportunities for the application of conversational communication skills in English in various situations – improving participants’ fluency, confidence, and ability to express themselves and understand others effectively.

Course Features

The Conversational English course is customizable to meet the specific needs of each learner. The course has the following features: online materials, writing assignments, quizzes, live classes, practical application opportunities and exercises, post-training assessment and feedback.

Every learner can customize and build a personalized action plan collaboratively with a trainer by adding and availing themselves of any number of course features as desired.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Basic Communication Skills
    • Active listening – fully concentrating on what is being said and responding appropriately
    • Authentic and assertive speaking – expressing yourself clearly, confidently, and effectively
  • Methods and strategies for improving fluency, grammar, and vocabulary
    • Vocabulary building
    • Communication tasks for role-playing in various situations
    • Comprehension and fluency aids and development
  • Techniques for using appropriate language and tone with a grammar focus (topics are customizable to suit the learner’s needs)
    • Meeting new people
    • Introducing yourself
    • Making small talk (starting, sustaining and ending conversations)
    • Describing your work
    • Describing people, places and things
    • Talking about everyday life (likes and dislikes, food, culture, travel, etc.)
    • Giving opinions, expressing emotion
    • Requesting, offering, complaining
  • Tips for effective communication in everyday situations
    • Repeating
    • Self-correcting
    • Clarifying, paraphrasing and summarizing
    • Inferring
    • Handling misunderstandings

Learning Outcomes

Throughout the duration of the Conversational English course, learners will continue to:

  • Gain foundational knowledge on communication skills for conversational English
  • Work towards mastery of communication skills, strategies, and techniques for communicating confidently, clearly, and effectively
  • Become conscious and aware of their own communication strengths and points for improvement
  • Demonstrate learnings during practical application exercises and scenarios
  • Apply knowledge in communicating in everyday situations through exercises, activities, and real-life scenarios
  • Communicate clear messages confidently
  • Communicate effectively and build rapport in the workplace
  • Gain high awareness and confidence in using Conversational English in various contexts (with friends, clients, colleagues) through different media (telephone, email, face-to-face, etc.)
  • Improve their interpersonal and presentational communication skills for various settings (meetings, telephone and face-to-face conversations, business travel, receiving guests, etc.)

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