More and more people need to use English in their professional lives. What’s important to remember is that business communication is different to the way you speak with friends or people you meet on the street.
How to make sure that you know how to navigate the business world in English? A good idea is to take courses specifically designed to help you work on your language skills related to professional life. In this article we’ll present our business course offer to you to show you how we could help you improve your resume.
Business English is a phrase that you definitely know as a language learner. What does it really mean, though? In brief, it’s a language that you can expect to hear in an English-speaking workplace.
Knowing it is important because having informal conversations is very different to, for instance, delivering a speech in English. Fortunately, our Business English course has been created to help you exactly that as well as communicate during meetings, negotiations and perform well on job interviews. What’s more, during ours courses you’ll have the opportunity to learn business English, while networking with other professionals.
English for Travel and Tourism
If you work specifically in the travel industry or you’d like to start a career in tourism, there’s specific industry vocabulary that you need to know.
This is exactly why we’ve designed for you the English for Travel and Tourism course. It takes place in the afternoon, complementing the General English course in the morning. That way you improve your general English level AND become a more qualified industry specialist at the same time.
English for Finance and Business
Do you feel that your English skills still need to be worked on and committing fully to a Business English course would be too much for you? Not a problem at all! We have the English for Finance and Business course for you!
This course gives you an opportunity to work on your speaking, writing, listening and reading in the morning during General English classes. In the afternoon, you’ll focus on vocabulary related to finance and business. If it sound like something you want to do, click here!
English for Law
English for Law is another option in our offer, combining working on more general English skills and specific vocabulary. During this course, you’ll earn a lot of vocabulary related to the topic of law.
You’ll work on actual legal texts and case studies so that you can be sure that the vocabulary will be relevant to your job.
English for Marketing
Marketing is a new, exciting field for career oriented individuals. If you’d like to work or you already have a job in advertising or public relations, this course is simply perfect for you.
Increase your knowledge of marketing vocabulary in English in the afternoon, while working on improving your everyday English skills just after breakfast.
As you can see our offer of English courses for people learning English for professional purposes is very strong. They all have one thing in common: you need level B1 to attend them.
Chat to our Student Advisors on the LAL website to help them assess your level. Don’t worry, if you’re not ready for these courses. You can always improve your level with General English classes for a few weeks and later upgrade to one of the professional courses.
Are you ready to boost your career and improve your future professional prospects? Book one of our courses from our English for work offer today!
Each year we make New Year’s Resolutions but how often do we actually stick to them? I’d like to lose weight, quit smoking, be more active… Instead of millions of ideas choose a handful and commit to them.
Is learning English abroad among your goals? Make it your priority to find a way to do it! Here are a few tips on how to keep yourself motivated and stick to your New Year’s Resolutions:
1. Think About Your End Goal
Always keep your eyes on the prize. Why do you want to achieve your goal and what is it that it’s going to give to you? Think about it and visualise a reality in which you’ve already reached your objective to keep yourself motivated.
The only way to get to where you want to be is to work daily on achieving your goal. For instance, don’t just dream about studying English abroad. Start researching your options to see where to learn English today!
2. Plan How to Accomplish Your Mission
Even the biggest dream won’t come true unless you put work into it. Make a proper plan on how to get what you want as soon as possible. What do you need to achieve your goal? If there are any things that you still need, other than your own strong will, what are they?
For instance, if you want to learn English in an English speaking country but you lack money, start budgeting better. Perhaps you need to tighten your belt but what do you want more: an unforgettable language stay abroad or a new dress?
3. Don’t Tell Others About Your Plans
Many articles about New Year’s Resolutions will tell you to do exactly the opposite so you’re probably surprised with this point.
Telling people about what you want to do has many benefits. After all, when you commit publicly, you feel more inclined to do what you’ve promised to do… It’s true, however, as it turns out your body sends a message of completion to your brain whenever you tell others your goals almost as if you’ve already met them. This, of course, makes you less motivated towards putting in the hard work.
4. Don’t Give Up
Achieving your goals isn’t always easy. Sometimes you may need to postpone your plans or tweak them. If your method isn’t working there’s no point in continuing on using it.
Remember that changing your course of action isn’t a failure and that it’s different to entirely abandoning your goals. Don’t give up just because something doesn’t go exactly how you’ve expected. For example, if you haven’t managed to get your passport in time to study English abroad in the first half of the year simply postpone your trip by a month or two.
5. Believe That Your Dream Can Come True
Believing won’t make your dream come true and won’t land you this language course in Fort Lauderdale you’ve been fantasising about for a while now. Nevertheless, trusting that you can get what you want is important, especially in a moment of weakness. You’re the person who needs to give yourself the strength to keep going. Is your goal really impossible to achieve or are you just a bit under the weather today?
The beginning of a New Year is a perfect moment to think about what you’ve achieved in the previous year and what you’d like to do in 2019.
Analyse your goals from last year. Think why you failed to achieve them and what you can do better this time. Whatever it is that you want, we hope you’re going to get it. We also hope to see you at one of our schools soon!
Happy New Year from the LAL team!
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