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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]

7 Key Acronyms – Shortcuts to Save You Time at Work

7 Key Acronyms – Shortcuts to Save You Time at Work

Category: Business English Skills | 2017-09-27

I recently received an email that left me a little confused. It read,” FYI, WFH to EOW. Call if you need me.” So, I thought about calling to figure out what the hell he was talking about. Then I decided ... [Read more]

How to Stop Using “How are you doing?”

How to Stop Using “How are you doing?”

Category: Business English Skills | 2017-09-18

Of all the conversation openers in the world, nothing is more mundane than “How are you doing?”. And we have all been in the situation where this has driven the conversation to a screeching halt. How are you doing? Good ... [Read more]

Public Speaking: 7 Tips for Excellence

Public Speaking: 7 Tips for Excellence

Category: Language Training | 2017-09-11

The summer break is over and school is back in session. One of the most common requests we have at the Institute is to work on public speaking skills. In our Business English courses, we tend to spend quite a ... [Read more]

Benefits of Language Training: Return on Investment

Benefits of Language Training: Return on Investment

Category: Language Training | 2017-07-21

The benefits of language training on a personal level are well-documented, but they are often overlooked with regards to business. As large-scale language training programs for companies can require a substantial capital investment, the question of return on investment is ... [Read more]

How To Learn English At Home

How To Learn English At Home

Category: Language Training | 2017-07-15

You have decided to improve you English language skills. Great! Unfortunately, you don’t have the time or money to take professional Business English lessons or travel to London for an English course. No problem! You can easily learn English at ... [Read more]

5 Ways to Improve the Tone of Your Emails

5 Ways to Improve the Tone of Your Emails

Category: Business English Skills, Language Training | 2017-07-08

Ever since the introduction of the web, we have been getting more and more emails. According to the Radicati Group’s report (2015), business people send or receive over 120 emails per day. With that many emails floating around, it’s easy ... [Read more]

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