workplace english

Workplace English Pre – Intermediate B1.1

The course package starts on 23.01.2023 and ends on 30.04.2023.

Registration ends on 20.01.2023.

Schedules are based on Central European Time (CET).

 

360,00 
  • 24 teaching units
  • 12 weekly lessons
  • 90 minutes
  • Format: Group (3-8)
  • Place: Online
Course ID: WPEPI_1
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Weekly:
2 units (90 minutes) / 4 units (180 minutes) / 6 units (270 minutes) / 8 units (360 minutes) / 10 units (450 minutes) / 12 units (540 minutes)

Semi-intensive:
25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons, 5 units (225 minutes) per day

Intensive:
24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons, 8 units (360 minutes) per day

1. Course description

Our Workplace English series aims to boost language skills for the work environment and is designed for all professionals regardless of background or industry. If your goal is to succeed in the workplace by improving your speaking and writing skills in a professional context, the English for Workplace series at ZENITH lingo is the correct address.

Certificates

Certificate of Completion:  offered to learners enrolled in the course and who participated in it till the end.

Certificate of Achievement: active participation in 80% of the classes and achieving a score of over 90% is required

2. What you will learn

The Workplace English series offers learners essential linguistic tools needed for professional communications. Each lesson focuses on four key aspects of workplace communication in English: speaking, vocabulary, writing, and grammar. You will learn essential grammar and vocabulary and immediately practice them in speaking sessions. Role plays around real workplace scenarios, and discussions on key topics will help you advance your professional English in verbal communication.

Customized course

If you need a different schedule, group size, or content for some lessons, you can customize the course for your particular needs. To get the most out of it, you must book a minimum of 24 units (24 x 45 minutes).

In what formats can I customize the course?

You can customize Workplace English Pre-Intermediate B1.1 in all formats:

Venue:

ZENITH lingo language classes take part in one of the following venues:

  • online: For online classes ZENITH lingo uses Zoom platform
  • on-site*: These are locations organized by customers.
  • in-house*: These locations are organized by ZENITH lingo

*available only in Mainz, Germany

Class size:

Class size classification defines number of participants per course.

  • one-to-one: 1 participant only
  • pair: 2 participants
  • small group: 3-5 participants
  • mid-size group: 6-10 participants
  • big group: 11-15 participants

Intensity:

You can choose in what intensity you would like to take your preparation course.

  • Weekly courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 12 lessons; 2 units (90 minutes) per lesson without a break. Each lesson is offered weekly. That means each booking lasts 12 weeks.
  • Intensive courses consist of 24 units (1.080 minutes) distributed to 3 full-day lessons; 8 units (360 minutes) per day with four 15 minutes coffee breaks and one-hour lunch break per day.
  • Semi-intensive courses consist of 25 units (1.125 minutes) distributed to 5 half-day lessons; 5 units (225 minutes) per day with one 15 minutes coffee break.

3. Who is this course for?

All professionals

4. Course program

Lesson 1

Reading and Discussion: What do you do?

  • Talk about your position and duties
  • Ask your classmates about their job
  • Describe your company

Workplace English Vocabulary: Jobs

Grammar: Present Continuous (I am working)

Lesson 2

Reading and Discussion: First day in a company

  • Talk about yourself on a first day in a company
  • Introduce a new colleague to employees
  • Get to know a new colleague

Workplace English Vocabulary: Skills, qualifications, and training

Grammar: Present Simple (I work)

Lesson 3

Reading and Discussion: Company visitors

  • Meet company guests
  • Make visitors feel welcome
  • Introduce your company
  • Take a company tour with your guest
  • Talk about business activities

Workplace English Vocabulary: Products and services

Grammar: Present Simple or Simple Continuous

Lesson 4

Reading and Discussion: Working in a team

  • Describe challenges related to a project
  • Ask your colleagues for feedback to improve the management of the project

Workplace English Vocabulary: Timetables and numbers

Grammar: Past Simple (I worked)

Lesson 5

Reading and Discussion: Work-life balance

  • Talk about how maintain a good work-life balance
  • Ask your classmates about their work-life balance strategies
  • Discuss why work-life balance is important

Workplace English Vocabulary: Discussing work-life balance

Grammar: Present Perfect (I have worked)

Lesson 6

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Write and reply to a problem email
  • Write a good news email
  • Send a general announcement email
  • Send an information email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Key phrases for email writing

Grammar: Present Perfect or Past Simple

Lesson 7

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Make an email inquiry
  • Reply to an inquiry
  • Write a follow-up email
  • Reply to a follow-up email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Key phrases for email writing

Grammar: Past Continuous (I was working)

Lesson 8

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Write an invitation email
  • Reply to an invitation email
  • Accept an invitation via email
  • Decline an invitation via email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Essential vocabulary for writing invitation emails and responding to invitation emails

Grammar: Past Continuous or Past Simple

Lesson 9

Writing and Discussion: Scheduling and chairing meetings

Workplace English Vocabulary: Organizing a meeting

Grammar: Future 1

Lesson 10

Reading and Discussion: Participating in a meeting

Workplace English Vocabulary: Expressing opinions and explanations in a meeting

Grammar: Future 2

Lesson 11

Reading and Discussion: Telephone communication 1

Workplace English Vocabulary: Telephoning: starting and ending

Grammar: Present perfect: for or since

Lesson 12

Reading and Discussion: Telephone communication 2

Workplace English Vocabulary: Telephoning: checking information

Grammar: Present perfect: already or yet

Lesson 1

Reading and Discussion: What do you do?

  • Talk about your position and duties
  • Ask your classmates about their job
  • Describe your company

Workplace English Vocabulary: Jobs

Grammar: Present Continuous (I am working)

Lesson 2

Reading and Discussion: First day in a company

  • Talk about yourself on a first day in a company
  • Introduce a new colleague to employees
  • Get to know a new colleague

Workplace English Vocabulary: Skills, qualifications, and training

Grammar: Present Simple (I work)

Lesson 3

Reading and Discussion: Company visitors

  • Meet company guests
  • Make visitors feel welcome
  • Introduce your company
  • Take a company tour with your guest
  • Talk about business activities

Workplace English Vocabulary: Products and services

Grammar: Present Simple or Simple Continuous

Lesson 4

Reading and Discussion: Working in a team

  • Describe challenges related to a project
  • Ask your colleagues for feedback to improve the management of the project

Workplace English Vocabulary: Timetables and numbers

Grammar: Past Simple (I worked)

Lesson 5

Reading and Discussion: Work-life balance

  • Talk about how maintain a good work-life balance
  • Ask your classmates about their work-life balance strategies
  • Discuss why work-life balance is important

Workplace English Vocabulary: Discussing work-life balance

Grammar: Present Perfect (I have worked)

Lesson 6

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Write and reply to a problem email
  • Write a good news email
  • Send a general announcement email
  • Send an information email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Key phrases for email writing

Grammar: Present Perfect or Past Simple

Lesson 7

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Make an email inquiry
  • Reply to an inquiry
  • Write a follow-up email
  • Reply to a follow-up email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Key phrases for email writing

Grammar: Past Continuous (I was working)

Lesson 8

Writing and Discussion: Email writing

  • Write an invitation email
  • Reply to an invitation email
  • Accept an invitation via email
  • Decline an invitation via email

Workplace English Vocabulary: Essential vocabulary for writing invitation emails and responding to invitation emails

Grammar: Past Continuous or Past Simple

Lesson 9

Writing and Discussion: Scheduling and chairing meetings

Workplace English Vocabulary: Organizing a meeting

Grammar: Future 1

Lesson 10

Reading and Discussion: Participating in a meeting

Workplace English Vocabulary: Expressing opinions and explanations in a meeting

Grammar: Future 2

Lesson 11

Reading and Discussion: Telephone communication 1

Workplace English Vocabulary: Telephoning: starting and ending

Grammar: Present perfect: for or since

Lesson 12

Reading and Discussion: Telephone communication 2

Workplace English Vocabulary: Telephoning: checking information

Grammar: Present perfect: already or yet

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FAQ

What is a language course?
A language course at ZENITH lingo is a set of language lessons designed to assist or guide customers to improve their communication skills in a particular language.
What is a lesson?
Time spent with a language teacher to learn a language is a lesson which consist of teaching units.
What is a unit or teaching unit?
A unit or teaching unit is 45 minutes.
What is the minimum number of teaching units per lesson?
Minimum number of teaching units per lesson is two (2 x 45 minutes) or 90 minutes. Maximum number of teaching units per lesson is eight (8 x 45 minutes) or 360 minutes.
Can I book only one unit per lesson?
Unfortunately, currently we cannot offer only one-unit lesson to our clients.
What is the minimum number of lessons per course?
In group courses, we have determined number of lessons per course.
What equipment do I need to study English online with ZENITH lingo?
We recommend using a laptop or desktop computer as it makes it easier to follow our digital coursebooks. However, you can join online classes simply with your smart phone. We are currently using Zoom for our video lessons, so it is best if you download the Zoom software.

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