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English : Business Negotiation

Target Public :

CEOs, business executives and managers, individuals.

Course Formats :

  • Small-group lessons
  • Private or semi-private lessons

Languages Taught:

Oral and written English: foreign-language

Other Languages :

This module may be offered in other languages. Please consult us.

Levels Offered :

  • Level 4: intermediate – Objective : basic functional level
  • Levels 5 and 6 : advanced intermediate/Advanced – Objective: advanced functional level/ bilingual

Teaching Approach and Content :

The objective of this module is to give you the tools to help you optimize your language skills so you can negotiate in English. You will learn to:

  • Introduce yourself and others;
  • Establish a cooperative atmosphere;
  • Express your needs and ask about the needs of others;
  • Exhange information;
  • Analyze documents;
  • Explore options;
  • Make a financial offer;
  • Suggest, refuse, accept, debate;
  • Bring a deal to closure, set conditions;
  • Close a deal

Methodology focuses on role-playing and real-life simulation.

Cross-cultural exchange is integrated into all of our courses to give you the tools to understand cultural codes crucial to foreign-language acquisition.

Frequency of Meetings :

For this type of course, 1 class per week of 3 hours’ duration for 7 weeks is recommended. Alternatively, a seminar of 7 hours per day offered over three days, each separated by a week’s interval might be suitable. Other scheduling options are open for discussion.

Course Duration :

21 hours of training.

Schedule :

From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Considerable flexibility to start courses on the date of your choice. Weekend workshop(s) also a possibility. Please contact us.

Place :

This module can be given at the UQAM Language School Centre, or at a location of your choice.

Steps and Follow-up :

Step 1 :

  • A needs analysis and self-assessment by each participant
  • A placement evaluation (written and oral test)

Step 2 :

  • Discussion of the frequency of meetings and of the composition of groups for evaluation purposes.

Step 3 :

  • Start of course
  • Two Teaching evaluations, mid-way through and at the end of the course
  • A regular record of hours completed
  • A detailed written report for each participant at the end of each course
  • A training certificate and evaluation

Fee :

Sliding-scale fees for groups. Please contact us.

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