English for Human Resources in Vancouver - Sample Timetable

Course focusing upon the areas of English language and vocabulary demanded by those working in the sector of Human Resources and recruitment.

English for Human Resources is offered as one-to-one private Platinum English language Course for Professionals. You can choose a private Platinum course with 15, 20, 25, 30 or 35 one-to-one lessons a week. This course can be combined with mini-group General English and/or Business English Platinum courses. In this case, we recommend a combined Platinum Plus course. You will learn General and/or Business English in mini-group with other executives and professionals and English for Human Resources in private classes (you can choose 1, 2 or 3 one-to-one lessons a day in addition to the group Platininum classes). English for Human Resources is also available as a closed mini-group course for 3 to 5 students arriving together.

Lesson Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Skill: Speaking / Listening
Professional profiles.
Language assessment.
Grammar review.
Fine-tune course content
Simulation: Staffing Needs & Recruitment
Skill: Speaking & Listening
Language of Meetings and Negotiations.
Chairing, participating & contributing.
Giving/ asking for opinions.
Turn taking & interrupting.
Summarising & concluding.
Input: Vocabulary
Job descriptions, qualities, skills and qualifications
Skill: Writing (précis)
Placing a job advertisement
Pronunciation of new vocabulary
Input: Vocabulary & Reading
Terms and Conditions
Pay Structure, Staff Welfare and benefits.
Training Opportunities & Development
Pronunciation of new vocabulary
Topic Lesson
Input: Vocabulary
Skill: Reading
Cultural Awareness
Oral and written consolidation of week's vocabulary, function and grammar.
11:10- 12:00 Topic Lesson
Input: Vocabulary
Skill: Speaking
Short presentation on Company Structure
Videoed Inter-departmental Meeting (whole group)
Input: Grammar
Second Conditional
Remedial work based on oral performance
Skill: Reading / Speaking
Short listing Applicants
Group discussion
Grammar: Comparative & Superlative adjectives
Grammar: Interrogative forms
Past, Present and Conditional
Speaking: Enquiring further, obtaining detailed information, and asking for opinion and clarification.
Skill: Speaking / Listening
Mini presentations:
"Cross Cultural communication in the Inter-Cultural workplace"
12:10- 13:00 Skill: Speaking
Discussion on presentations, feedback and remedial work on grammar and pronunciation
Skill: Speaking - Style
Use of intonation for diplomacy, emphasis etc
Oral feedback on mornings work.
Skill: Writing
Formal Letters
Invitation to Interview
Letters Offering Position
Letters of Refusal
Videoed Simulation:
The Interview
Error analysis
Grammar Review and feedback
Continuation of above
Remedial pronunciation and grammar & feedback


13:50- 14:40 Skill: Listening
TV Documentary
Safety at Work
Legal and Moral issues
Learner training: Using a mono-lingual dictionary, vocabulary files, storage and retrieval Telephone Skills
Arranging the Interview
Making contact, checking & confirming information
Skill: Listening
TV Documentary on
Problems in the Workplace:
Health & Safety, Harassment & Discrimination.
Skill: Speaking
Group discussion on morning's presentations
Error analysis and oral feedback.
14:55- 15:45 Skill: Speaking
Summarising and comparing data, agreeing and disagreeing
Skill: Speaking
Social English in a business context.
Role Play: Entertaining internal clients
Role Play: Telephoning Classroom practice following by authentic phone call practice. Professional visit to Employment Agency /
Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.
Social English Practice.
Review and advice for further study. Group farewell party

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