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How To Speak To Customers – A Business English Guide

How To Speak To Customers – A Business English Guide

Category: Language Training | 2018-05-03

What would a business be without its customers? How a company treats its customers is perhaps the most important aspect of being successful. After all, treating customers well builds a good reputation, while treating them poorly can bring down even ... [Read more]

Good English – Why Do You Need It?

Good English – Why Do You Need It?

Category: Language Training | 2018-04-26

Having good English skills is the number one concern of my students (of course). I work mostly in companies, teaching employees how to improve their English skills both in and out of the workplace. But why exactly is English so ... [Read more]

How To Be Polite – A Business English Guide

How To Be Polite – A Business English Guide

Category: Business English Skills, English Culture | 2018-04-19

Politeness is key in so many situations, but it's especially important in business. Knowing how to be polite at the office will not only form a good first impression with your coworkers. It will also continue to keep that good ... [Read more]

Small Talk: 15 Questions To Boost Your Networking Game

Small Talk: 15 Questions To Boost Your Networking Game

Category: Business English Skills | 2018-04-12

One of the things I hear most often from my students is that they want to practice their small talk skills, but hate talking about the weather. Well believe it or not, small talk isn't all about the weather. In ... [Read more]

Say Thank You Like A Pro

Say Thank You Like A Pro

Category: Language Training | 2018-03-29

Everyone likes to feel appreciated, so why not let them know that they are? Saying "thank you" can be particularly helpful in the business world, and telling someone you appreciate them, their work, or the information they gave you can ... [Read more]

How To Learn English at Work

How To Learn English at Work

Category: Language Training | 2018-03-22

One of the biggest challenges in modern life is finding enough time to do the things we want to do. Everyone is "go, go, go" all the time, and when the day is done, it can be difficult to motivate ... [Read more]

5 Key HR Phrases You Should Know

5 Key HR Phrases You Should Know

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2018-03-15

As with any job, there is a certain lingo or jargon you need to know in order to be successful. A position in HR, or Human Resources, is no different. There are some key HR phrases you should know to ... [Read more]

Essential Phrases for Every English Speaker

Essential Phrases for Every English Speaker

Category: Language Training | 2018-03-08

If you're just starting out with learning English (or are already a seasoned pro), there are some essential phrases that every English speaker should know. Of course, learning a language isn't just rote memorization, however, learning these phrases by heart ... [Read more]

InMail: The New Email and How to Write One Successfully

InMail: The New Email and How to Write One Successfully

Category: Business English Skills | 2017-11-22

Many people today believe that LinkedIn’s InMail is the new email…and I am one of them. There are several reasons for this. Mostly, I think it is because mutual contacts add a sense of trust from the start. Nobody wants ... [Read more]

Gord Downie: Hero of Canadiana

Gord Downie: Hero of Canadiana

Category: English Culture | 2017-10-23

As an expat in Germany, I am often asked what Canada is like. And when I think about this question, I am flooded with a myriad of images of Canadiana. But, as a musician and music lover, I inevitably turn ... [Read more]

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