Practical English conversation (Business English conversation)

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  • Date and time

    2020.02.18 (Tue) (13:00-14:00)

  • Venue

    Hokkaido University Multimedia Education Building, 3rd floor, Studio type Seminar Room

  • Lecturer

    Ms. Tomomi Ota (part-time English lecturer. Hokkaido University of Education, Asahikawa)

  • Target

    Those who are belonging to higher education facilities (including part-time staff)

  • Capacity

    30 participants at each training

  • Poster


 Questions from International students, phone calls from foreign faculty members, — no matter what position you will be moved to—, it seems that these have become very usual cases that you can no longer avoid. In such cases, it is better to communicate by yourself in simple English, rather than rely on “people who can speak English” and say “Please ask people who in charge”.
 Therefore, we organize this practical English conversation training for both faculty and staff members. The key objective of this training is to help you be familiar with oral English, be able to speak English naturally and calmly during your work. Instead of pushing new knowledge, we prefer to remind you some simple words and expressions which you learned many years ago.
(1)(Feb. 5) Expressions of the request (I want~)
  Please speak slower, thank you. Please write it down.
 Learn how to tell the other party to wait with cushion words?
(2)(Feb. 6) Review and Expressions of denial
  It is difficult for us to+verb., Please don’t +verb. etc.
 It is OK to use the word “We” (the university, the faculty)as the subject. 
(3)(Feb. 10)Expression on the proposal.
  You (It) should / must / have to+verb. etc.
(4)(Feb.12) Review and Expression concerning confirmation of content and mutual understanding etc.
  So you mean~, Is this OK with you to +verb.? etc.
(5)(Feb. 17) Comparative expression
  It is better to+verb. It was more convenient for you to+verb. etc.
(6)(Feb. 18) Expression that presents conditions, such as,
  If it is ~ / If not~ ., etc.