The London School of English: Communicating Effectively in English

London - Holland Park Gardens This intensive course, which is available from a fairly low level, is less commercially focused than the International Business Communication course. Participants come both from business and from a wide range of other professional backgrounds. The Communicating Effectively in English course is offered at The London School of English. For more information check the school website.
Price level
Max group size
Duration (wks)
1 – 8
Intensity (hrs/wk)
Entry level
A2 – C2
Start date

The course develops practical skills such as the English used for meetings and presentations alongside more general communication skills.

You can choose to do the full day, or follow the morning-only programme (15 hours per week). Some people taking only the morning programme choose to follow a combination course, which offers individual tuition in the afternoons. The morning-only option is also ideal for those wishing to combine serious study with the opportunity to do other things in London.

The Communicating Effectively in English course is offered at The London School of English. This course is for professionals who want to develop their English in a work and social context. They may be working in business but don't need a strong commercial focus. Typical participants include any working professional who needs to develop professional English communication skills.

The areas that you can expect to cover during a typical course

Course participants can expect the following areas to be covered in the course:

  • presentation about one's own work and organisational structure
  • simulated meetings
  • communication in a professional environment
  • presenting figures and graphs and describing social and political trends
  • comparing national economies, working practices and social conditions
  • aspects of international relations including intercultural understanding

When working people are speaking with their counterparts, discussion often turns to broader matters. The course reflects this with practice in the context of a range of topical issues such as:

  • current affairs
  • social, political and environmental issues
  • political systems and developments
  • education and training
  • advertising and the media
  • technology and society

In order to give participants greater confidence in taking part in discussions and handling meetings and negotiations, time is usually spent looking at appropriate communication strategies such as:

  • agreeing and disagreeing
  • interrupting
  • clarifying and confirming
  • asking for comments
  • summarising
  • asking appropriate questions
  • challenging/defending an opinion
  • persuading and compromising
  • making proposals, offers, suggestions
  • opening/closing meetings

Professional hospitality, entertaining visitors and handling social situations are important for many professional people. Areas include:

  • meeting and greeting
  • dealing with enquiries and offering advice
  • arranging and cancelling appointments/social engagements
  • travel arrangements, bookings and reservations
  • giving and understanding directions
  • restaurants and pubs
  • small talk
What you can expect to achieve from your course

Whichever Communicating Effectively in English course you take with us, you can expect to improve your English in the following ways:

  • communicate more confidently
  • speak more accurately and fluently
  • participate more successfully in meetings
  • improve your written English including emails
  • expand your professional vocabulary
  • improve your understanding of grammar
  • socialise and network with greater confidence
  • work successfully in a cross-cultural environment

In addition to the benefits outlined above, you can expect to communicate more confidently in a range of life and work situations, do better presentations, and use the telephone for effective communication.

Course Details
  • Course level: Levels 3 - 8 on the school's level scale
  • Course length: 1 - 8 weeks
  • Minimum age: 23
  • Average age: 39
  • Group size: Maximum 8
  • Full programme: 25 hours per week (15 x 60 minutes mornings + 10 x 60 minutes afternoons) 09.00 - 16.00 Monday - Friday
  • Morning only: 15 hours per week (15 x 60 minutes) 09.00 - 12.35 Monday - Friday
  • £785/week (full time)
  • £595/week (mornings only)
  • £1795/week (combination 15 hours group + 15 hours individual tuition)
Course Dates 2016
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