Do you spend hours writing and rewriting emails or presentations in English?
Do you secretly hope that the phone won’t ring, because you’re worried about speaking English to colleagues or customers?
Do you dread having to give verbal updates at meetings if they’re held in English?
I work with people who need to use English at work. I’ve discovered that often, helping my customers to develop their language skills isn’t enough. What they really want are opportunities to work on subjects that are directly relevant to them, and strategies for using this knowledge in the every-day business situations in which they find themselves.
In the 50 chapters of this book, I provide tips on how to deal with a range of situations and how to increase your confidence, perform at your best and portray yourself in a positive light. These situations include contributing to meetings in English, using the telephone, taking part in networking events, going for job interviews and having general conversations.
I also look at some of the problems that people have in terms of improving their English and some possible solutions. The problems include fear of speaking, not being able to find the right course, not having time to learn and not being able to remember new vocabulary. There are also more general tips about what you can do to make language learning a part of your everyday routine, and not just something that you try to squeeze in when you have time.
The book is 50,000 words long and it is split into 50 chapters. However, you don’t have to read it from start to finish. For best results, see which chapters are relevant to your personal circumstances and start with those!
The ImmersionPlus series of original vignettes has been created especially for the intermediate to advanced foreign language students who want to improve their foreign language comprehension.Each ImmersionPlus program consists of a variety of entertaining dialogues introduced briefly in English, and then spoken entirely in the target foreign language. The vignette is first heard at a normal conversational rate, then at a slower rate to aid comprehension. The same dialogue is then repeated at the normal conversational rate used by native speakers.
Pick up the essentials of the Japanese language with this easy-to-use audio introduction. Covering everything from finding your way to talking about yourself, this Collins 40-minute audio can help you learn short and simple phrases quickly by just listening and repeating.
Fast – Easy – EffectiveMy trained native Italian speakers and I can show you how to speak Italian faster and easier than you ever thought possible, from any location, and during your otherwise wasted down time with my #1 rated Bite-Sized Italian audio program.
10 Minutes a Day Is All You NeedWith this fast and easy-to-use audio program, you begin immediately to speak authentic Italian in just 10 minutes a day, using your otherwise wasted down time. Time you spend waiting in traffic, on trains, for the dentist, from any location! And 10 minutes a day is all you need!
Here’s the SecretWith Bite-Sized Italian, you simply learn to speak easy but powerful bite-sized pieces of your new language during your daily down time. A professional American instructor explains everything to you in English, while trained native speakers teach you Italian the way it’s really spoken. You then learn how to put the tiny pieces together into easy but powerful and original Italian sentences that you easily speak and the natives understand!Immediately use English to speak Italian without guessing at meaningsLearn from an expert American Instructor with a real native Italian speaking assistantLearn high frequency words and phrases that are the most common and easy to useUse your otherwise wasted down time to learn to speak real Italian in just 10 minutes a dayCreate your own original sentences in Italian in the first ten minutes of instruction!No grammar – Learn Italian naturally like you learned English as a child!
Learn While Driving, at the Gym, From Any LocationYou don’t need a computer, an hour or even a half hour of free time. You learn Italian while waiting or while on the run, from any location, for pennies a day, one easy bite at a time. Remember. Just 10 minutes a day from any location will do the trick.
This claasic audiobook breaks down the humour that appears to be a result of dictionary-aided literal translation, which causes many idiomatic expressions to be translated wildly inappropriately. For example, the Portuguese phrase chover a cântaros is translated as raining in jars, whereas an idiomatic English translation would be raining buckets.
Take your Mandarin Chinese to the next level with Paul’s tried and tested method guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the language with his easy-to-follow approach. Next Steps is an intermediate course, for non-beginners, which follows on from the Complete Mandarin Chinese Beginner’s course.
The evolution and manipulation of language from the celebrated author of After Babel. “A keenly discriminating literary mind at work on what it loves” (The New York Times Book Review).Language and Silence is a book about language—and politics, meaning, silence, and the future of literature. Originally published between 1958 and 1966, the essays that make up this collection ponder whether we have passed out of an era of verbal primacy and into one of post-linguistic forms—or partial silence. Steiner explores the idea of the abandonment of contemporary literary criticism, from the classics to the works of William Shakespeare, Lawrence Durell, Thomas Mann, Leon Trotsky, and more.
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