Bildungsurlaub General & Business English Programmes

Bildungsurlaub allows employees in Germany to apply for up to an extra 5 days of educational leave so that they can undergo specialist, professional and advanced training. English Language courses are an ideal way for employees to improve their communication skills in English and we are happy to offer two programmes of 30 hours each for those who want to improve their General or Business English skills.

(if you are not a candidate for Bildungsurlaub but would like to take part in any of the English language programmes of study below you are very welcome to do so , just contact us)

30 Hour General  English Language Skills Programme  for Bildungsurlaub (mini-group 4-6)

30 Hour Business English Skills Programme for Bildungsurlaub (micro-group 2-4)

30 Hour General  English Language Skills Programme  for Bildungsurlaub

Below is the day to day ‘TIMETABLE’ For the General English Course 

Day Period 1
9.00-10.00
Period 2
10.00-11.00
Break Period 3
11.30-12.30
Period 4
12.30-1.30
Period 5
2.30-4.30
Monday
To Friday
Grammatical
Structures/ Functions/
Integrated skills (According to level)
Practice Activities in line with previous lesson – can be a follow-on or extension of the above Oral/Written   Build Your Vocabulary Activities/ Reading/ Listening Tasks Speaking Listening (Daily Topic) Can take the form of a setting up of project presentation Irish Culture, History & Politics

 

30 Hour Business English Skills Programme for Bildungsurlaub

Lessons are Monday to Friday 9.00 to 16.30 lesson times as per the timetable below
Each time period follows the relevant focus on English language skills, grammatical areas & topics for each level's needs

Period 1      9.00-10.00  
Period 2      10.00-11.00
Break
Period 3      11.30-12.30 
Period 4      12.30-1.30
Period 5      14.30- 16.30  (This period is dedicated to Political and Cultural topics)

Our Business English Topics & Language focus areas

All skills  - reading,writing, listening, speaking and pronunciation are covered but with a Business English theme and covering the relevant topics below:

Company Structure

  • Job titles
  • Departments
  • Present Simple
  • Describing your job.
  • Describing your company.
  • Drawing an organigram.
  • Meetings
  • Conditionals
  • Modals
  • Vocabulary for organising meetings (minutes, secretary, chair, etc)
  • Phrases for meetings
  • Stating aims
  • Agreeing / Disagreeing
  • Giving opinions
  • Interrupting / Dealing with interruptions
  • Asking for clarification
  • … etc

Telephoning • Phrases for telephoning

  • Prononciation: Spelling names, addresses, etc
  • Politeness
  • Modals (Could I, Would you like to, etc)
  • Profit and loss accountants
  • Requests
  • Offers
  • Complaining
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Making arrangements

Financial English

  • Talking about cash flow
  • Terminology of finance
  • Requests
  • Offers
  • Complaining
  • Dealing with complaints
  • Making arrangements

Socialising

  • Phrases for greetings, introductions, partings
  • Lexis for hobbies, interests, family
  • Levels of formality
  • Present simple
  • Question forms Introducing yourself, Introducing Others, Greetings, Saying Goodbye,  Talking about hobbies, interests, families

Employment/Job Applications

  • Lexis of working conditions-perks, benefits, holidays, salary, income, K, promotions, etc.
  • Comparatives
  • Lexis describing character - hard-working, a team player, a self-starter, etc.
  • Writing CVs and letters of application
  • Being interviewed and interviewing
  • Discussing advantages and disadvantages of candidates

E-business/ the Internet

  • Internet vocabulary
  • IT vocabulary
  • Writing emails

Management

  • Question forms
  • Imperatives
  • Levels of formality in requests/orders
  • Talking about Total Quality Management
  • Talking about different management structures, philosophies
  • Role play - getting people to do things more or less politely

Business ethics

  • Modals
  • Lexis of corruption, rights, etc.
  • Talking about maternity rights, business and the environment
  • Marketing/Advertising
  • Marketing Lexis - brands, awareness campaign, etc
  • Talking about adverts they know - what is effective
  • Discussing marketing strategies - e.g. for famous brands
  • Task - design a campaign
  • Corporate Culture/Cross-cultural relations
  • Comparatives
  • Lexis to describe personality traits
  • Polite language • Describing the culture of a business/a national culture/regional culture
  • Talking about experiences of culture clash/misunderstanding
  • Talking about your ideal company culture
  • Practising polite language - greetings etc.


Negotiations

  • Conditionals
  • Request, Offers
  • Typical phrases; starting, making offers, refusing, accepting, asking for clarification, bargaining
  • Typical functions of negotiation: Requests, Offers, Refusal, Acceptance etc.


Describing Company History

  • Past tenses, Present Perfect
  • Key Lexis - (was) launched, was established
  • Talking about the history of your company/another company
  • Presentations
  • Language of presentations, OHP, slides, etc.: signaling language: dealing with questions
  • question forms
  • giving a presentation
  • handling questions
  • asking questions


Business Writing

  • Language of formal and informal letters
  • Language for CVs  (experience, qualifications, etc)
  • Language for reports (if requested)
  • Writing letters, emails and faxes
  • Writing CVs, letters of application
  • Writing letters of complaint, enquiry, etc
  • Writing short reports

Course Fees

Price Includes Additional
General English Programme ( Bildungsurlaub or other) 480Euro per week

30 lessons of General English in a mini-group of 4-6 students only.. All classroom materials & resources. Free Wi-Fi & complementary use of school computer/ipads. Free tea/coffee & snacks at break time, Pre course level assessment & needs analysis,. Graded Certificate on departure & full progress report form your teacher.

Registration fee: 65Euro
('once only' payment)
Half board accommodation from €195 per week Cork Airport transfers €85 each way

Business English Skills Programme (Bildungsurlaub or other) 980Euro per week

30 lessons of  Business English in a micro-group of 2-3 students only.. All classroom materials & resources. Free Wi-Fi & complementary use of school computer/ipads. Free tea/coffee & snacks at break time, Pre course level assessment & Business needs analysis,. Graded Certificate on departure & full progress report form your teacher.

Registration fee: 65Euro
('once only' payment)
Half board accommodation from €195 per week Cork Airport transfers €85 each way

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