Public Speaking in a foreign language
To construct speeches in a clear and goal-oriented way and interact successfully. Workshop held by instructors in Interactive and Communicative Skills Teaching with expertise in body language, audience awareness and vocal techniques. Each day of the workshop is aimed at improving public-speaking leadership in the target language, capturing and keeping the audience’s attention, exploiting and exercising personal communication skills, as well as being able to recognise and use theatrical techniques for public speaking.
Language courses based on TED Talks and exercises to practice the specific business language used in various corporate departments. General understanding activities based on TED Talks that lead the participants to understand and examine the main ideas. Focus on business language to learn authentic terms and expressions generally used in different corporate departments. A second key element is the focus on presentation skills, suitable for professionals who need to make presentations in the target language that are fluent, well-constructed and impactful. All exercises end with a final professional task that puts the results obtained into practice. The goal of the exercises is always connected to a useful competence for contemporary work activities. Some examples include financial skills, communication, and data interpretation.
Cultural intelligence – Language courses in multicultural relations
The course explores the definition and concept of Cultural Intelligence, meaning the ability to relate and work effectively between different ethnic groups and cultures.
It is about approaching a new culture while at the same time preserving valuable elements of one’s own, of interpreting non-verbal communication and learning to use one’s body language to help manage economic relations in international contexts.
This notional-functional course is aimed primarily at assimilating language based on the student’s ability to communicate and understand. It uses practical processes and mechanisms for learning the target language and each participant is encouraged to listen directly in order to feel actively involved.
Without resorting to trivial “instructions for use” or pre-packaged recipes, the teaching of language and culture is integrated into a single programme, based on the simple idea that the same behaviour is not always understood in the same way by different cultures:
- know how to behave with people from another culture based on their social norms;
- understand the ideas of others starting with their culture;
- speak and gesture correctly according to the rules of the other culture;
- respect actions and find similarities between different cultures as an organised system of values relating to each other and the context.
The charisma and experience of our expert teachers fully satisfy the demands of companies to improve linguistic communication skills in an intercultural context.