Professional English Speaking and Writing Workshop
Professional English Speaking and Writing Workshop
- 24 – 29 September 2023
Price: € 850
Do you speak English but make mistakes and feel unprofessional? Do you have or plan a job that requires speaking fluent English? Do you know English grammar but still get confused by certain more complicated rules? Then this program is for you!
In today’s globalized world, good knowledge of English is becoming increasingly necessary. In particular, many companies now require a good level of English for applicants. Often, a lack of English proficiency can be a hurdle that even stops careers! At the same time, it’s often difficult to find the right course in a short period of time which offers a genuine improvement to your professional communication skills. This workshop is for busy people who have little time to improve their English proficiency.
This is not a regular English language course, but an intensive workshop for those who already can speak English but would like to enhance their skills both for professional and personal life. The focus is made on speaking and writing business skills.
Having great communication skills in English is a perfect way to leave a great impression on colleagues and partners. Candidates with better English certainly stand out against others at job interviews. During the workshop, you will learn and practice business correspondence and negotiations in English. You will definitely move to the next level!
The workshop allows finding out any problems with your English and help to improve your professional communication. Your speaking and writing skills will become better and more professional, you will feel much more confident! You will start to understand smaller details and maybe (just MAYBE!) begin to understand British humor!
Why Amsterdam? The Netherlands has one of the highest levels of English proficiency among countries where English is not the official language. Furthermore, Amsterdam is one of the most international cities in the world, so you will meet people from almost every country. We believe this is a perfect environment for adjusting your English!
If you can’t get your dream job in your dream country because your English isn’t good enough, then join Professional English Speaking and Writing Workshop today and get the green light for your future career in an international organization!
Communication is often the hardest part of any language. Speaking and writing are perhaps the hardest parts of English. It is a core part of our educational philosophy that everyone requires individual attention in order to improve. Moreover, different people make different mistakes at different times and therefore need to be catered to as individuals. This workshop is aimed at small groups, where each member can receive personal attention from a tutor and get personalized feedback and recommendations.
The participants are expected to arrive on Sunday. There will be no activities planned on that day, so if you arrive early in the morning you can plan your day!
Participants are tested and divided into small groups according to their levels. From Monday to Thursday there are sessions. The sessions will be quite intense, we recommend not to miss any of them and attend all the sessions. Friday is the departure day (no activities).
At the beginning of the program, a tutor asks participants what are the topics they would like to focus on, what are the fields where they have difficulties, what are issues they would like to address. The tutor slightly adjusts the program in order to address all these points. Some questions will be addressed during the sessions (they might be interesting for other participants as well) and others can be addressed individually.
The workshop is conducted by a native speaker in small groups to make sure everyone will be involved in the learning process.
We recommend having at least B1-B2 of English level before joining the workshop in order to be able to receive all the benefits from the participation.
The workshop consists of the following blocks:
A tutor will introduce some grammar rules which are often neglected and cause common mistakes.
Discussion on some common mistakes in communication in English which are often made by non-English speakers. Tutor will provide the recommendations on how to avoid them.
Learn the rules for professional communication – oral and written. The tutor will teach participants how to build a speech in a professional environment.
Theory and practice on how to build the arguments in order to have your voice heard in a professional discussion.
Teamwork in English
Teamwork is very important in international organizations. The lack of teamwork skills in English might lead to complications at work. The participants will learn how to develop their skills of teamwork in English.
CV, & Motivation letter
Learn how to write a remarkable CV and motivation letter using professional English.
How to go through job interviews in English? Reveal key tips and practise!
Writing an email is one of the key skills of any job! The participants will learn how to write professional emails and how to avoid common mistakes.
Explore professional English language, give examples of some useful phrases and expressions.
During the program, the attention will be paid to each participant. The tutor will identify your individual skills that could be improved and give relevant feedback. You will receive individual recommendations.
Travelling after the course
We offer mini-trips with sightseeing to nearby countries after the course. Travelling is offered for an additional fee and includes tickets and one night stay. Click here to learn more. Please let us know in your application form if you are interested.
All the participants are provided with accommodation in Amsterdam for the whole period of the course. The type of accommodation is a shared room for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for an additional fee – please see the additional services section. Participants have access to the kitchen which they can use. The accommodation is well-connected by public transport with all the tourist places in Amsterdam. During the program, sessions will be conducted in the classroom which is within walking distance from the accommodation. Participants will be provided with a detailed description of the venue and information on how to reach it from the airport.
We offer comfortable accommodation where you can stay during the program and fully enjoy your time in Amsterdam!
Accommodation is provided for the dates of the program. If you arrive 1–2 days earlier or leave later – extra nights can be provided for an additional fee. Please email us in advance to ask about availability.
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks) are included in the price – please see the price section.
|1-week program||€ 850|
The price includes:
Tickets to and from The Netherlands are not included in the price.
Prices for Additional Services
If you want to travel to the Netherlands, you might need a visa. Here you could determine whether you require a visa. Please tick “90 days or less” in the first question. Or just email us and we will advise you.
If you need a visa to The Netherlands – Click here
When you apply to our programs and provide mandatory pre-payment, we provide you with a visa assistance: an official visa invitation letter which is necessary for applying for a visa. Also, we will guide you on the visa process and consult you regarding the documents that you need to prepare for the successful visa application. We will be happy to look through the package of the documents that you will prepare for the visa application, analyze it and help you to prepare all the documents correctly. Usually, visa type required to attend our courses: Short-term business visa. But it would be better to make a double check at your local Consulate / VFS Center.
Please go to your local Consulate / VFS website and make an appointment. Sometimes you can make an appointment only 1-2 months in advance. We recommend doing that as soon as possible and then proceed to Step 2.
Please learn more about the list of all the required documents (usually, those documents are listed on the website of your local Consulate / VFS. This list also includes visa invitation letter that we send. Usually, we send a visa invitation letter within 1-3 days after receiving the required pre-payment from the applicant.
With the full list of documents and completed visa application form, you have to go to the local Consulate/VFS on the appointment day and submit them. The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply. VFS might also apply an extra charge for their services.
We strongly recommend to check all the documents before the submission and make sure you provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case, you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.
If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!
Just click to apply via the website:
Or, you could email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate the “Professional English Speaking and Writing Workshop” in the subject and provide the following information in the body of the email:
Good command of English is required to attend the course.
We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
Please be aware, that we confirm registration only after the receipt of a guarantee deposit in the amount of at least 50% of the course fee. Please learn more about payment methods here.
In case of any questions regarding the program – feel free to send us an e-mail – or call us + 31 85 401 89 52