This one-week intensive course includes work on giving presentations, making speeches, preparing opening statements, chairing and participating in formal and informal meetings, written communication and telephoning. Participants can also expect to practise language related to hosting visits, socialising and working in a multicultural environment.
Minimum age: 25
Average age: 44
1 week course
Fixed start dates
30 hours per week (30 x 60 minutes)
09.00 - 17.00 Monday - Friday
A visit to the Houses of Parliament, when in session
This course is for officials working in the state or public sectors who attend international meetings. It may also suit those who work alongside such people. Typical participants come from government ministries or other public authorities, and work with organisations such as EU, EEA, WTO, UN, NATO, World Bank and IMF.
Course participants can expect the following areas to be covered in the course:
In order to give participants greater confidence in taking part in and chairing bilateral and multilateral meetings and negotiations, time is spent looking at appropriate communication strategies such as:
Professional hospitality, entertaining visitors and handling social situations are important for many public officials as is confidence when using the telephone. The course therefore also covers:
You can expect to improve your English in the following ways:
In addition to the benefits outlined above, you can expect to participate in international meetings with greater confidence and effectiveness, chair international meetings more effectively and manage official texts and emails more quickly.
11th - 15th March 2013
13th - 17th May 2013
15th - 19th July 2013
30th September - 4th October 2013
9th - 13th December 2013
The London School of English is an excellent place to improve your language skills. The trainers are very friendly, highly educated and very focused on your personal learning. My course was just what I was looking for. The topics were relevant and I feel that I have made good progress. My trainer was a good match with the group, we learned a lot in a short period. On the other hand it’s also exhausting – value for money!