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Small Talk Basics for English Language Students

Mark Zucker, Business English Academy for job & work success

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5 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Short course introduction

    • 2. General cultural tips

    • 3. Vocabulary for small talk

    • 4. Weather as your first topic

    • 5. The name can help


About This Class

Course Description

‘Small Talk Basics’ is an e-learning course created specifically for improving communication skills.

The course provides best tips and vocabulary for having small talk. Our tips can be used if you would like to speak with new people. These best practices are usable in any situation e.g. work, conference, holiday, meeting, etc.

The course will help you to:

  • significantly improve your communication and networking skills,
  • have a better contextual awareness, using the right words and expressions,
  • start conversations with new people when you most need it.

By learning with us you will be more confident in establishing new connections.

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need to have a minimum pre-intermediate level of English.
  • Motivation to further improve speaking skills.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 4 lectures and over 20 minutes of content!
  • Ideas and vocabulary how to start a great networking conversation.
  • Use real-life expressions like the native speakers, and increase your credibility.

What is the target audience?

  • Do take this course if you intend to speak more confidently when meeting new people.
  • The course is ideal if you are using English in a professional or private environment.
  • Students should be at a pre-intermediate level.
  • Do not take this course if your level is beginner (A1) because the course uses more advanced vocabulary.
  • This is a course for ESL (English as a Second Language) speakers with pre-intermediate to proficiency level English (B1 to C2).

Enroll today and take the very next step towards excellent small talk skills, and successful networking.





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Mark Zucker

Business English Academy for job & work success

The Business English Academy is an England based partnership, specialised for business English teaching, and involving state-of-the art technology in the educational process.

Our high-quality E-learning courses help people to learn English for work purposes.

Our expert team has 7+ years of teaching experience (specialising in Business English for working students, business executives and business English teachers), and several years of experience in the field of creating E-Learn...

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