I lived most of my adult life in Australia and England. I moved to Denmark three years ago, as my husband was offered a temporary assignment here. We both fell in love with Denmark, especially the much more family-friendly lifestyle, and decided to put down roots here. In my previous career, I worked as a commercial lawyer and contract negotiator for 10 years. During these times, I helped entrepreneurs establish new businesses and assisted existing businesses with negotiating contracts, resolving disputes and addressing every-day operational issues. As part of staying in Denmark, I decided to try something new and exciting, so here I am. I speak four languages, Danish being my latest acquisition. Both for learning new languages and for maintaining my existing languages, I use various techniques that have been found effective by research on language learning and learning in general. Some of these techniques are for reducing learning time, some are for better memory and some are for motivation. I think, motivation is one of the most important ingredients for learning a language and we have to keep it going if we want to succeed. I hope I can share some of these techniques with you and help you travel further on your English journey.
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Is this course for me?
This course is for you, if you already speak English at a level where you can manage conversations about at least everyday matters. Maybe you need to use English for your job and you want to be more confident, precise or just want to be able to write your emails quicker. Maybe you are currently studying in English and need some practical business skills.
What are we going to learn about?
We will work with 5 topics:
1. General considerations and cultural differences
2. Networking - building relationships, including on LinkedIn
3. Writing letters and emails
4. Preparing presentations
How are we going to learn about these topics?
We will have 10 lessons in total and deal with each topic over two lessons. During the first lesson, we will discuss each topic in class and learn about the differences between doing business in Danish and English. As I have learned, after working in England and Australia, there are a few.
I am a firm believer that in order to learn effectively, you have to practice what you are learning about, so there will be some homework for each topic. This can be for example, writing a career related post on LinkedIn, writing a business email or preparing a 5-minute presentation related to your own career.
During the course, we will develop a vocabulary related to the types of jobs you and your fellow students have (or want to have) and the companies you work for (or want to work for). We will develop this online, through an online sharing platform, so you can each add to it.
If there is need for it, we can also include an overview of writing CVs in English, concentrating on the structure of a good CV and pitfalls to avoid. For example, there are some things you would never include in an English CV, like your birthdate or how many children you have. These would raise eyebrows, as they say in English.
What do I get out of this?
At the end of the course, you will be better at speaking English in a business context. You will understand some important differences between doing business in Danish and English and avoid some common pitfalls. You will have a useful online vocabulary you can refer back to later.
Priser og tilmelding
Start: 20-09-2017, kl. 17:30
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