Ask your partner questions to find out their experience and needs in this area, and write brief notes in the boxes below
|You– Name, job, education, etc.|
|You and meetings in English- Who/ Where/ When/ What about/ Your role|
|Studies (of these skills, and of Business and General English)|
|Knowledge of these skills|
|Strengths and weaknesses|
|Best way of learning these skills (in your opinion)|
Discuss the last question above as a class
On your own or with your partner, put the things that you could cover in class in order of priority or write a number next to them.
|Cultural differences between Korean meetings and negotiations and those in English speaking countries such as Britain and America|
|Cultural differences between Korean meetings and negotiations and those in other non-native English speaking countries|
|Language for scheduling meetings|
|How to write minutes|
|How to write an agenda|
|How to chair a meeting|
|Customer- supplier negotiations|
|Interrupting and turn-taking|
|Starting and ending meetings|
|Small talk at the beginning and end of meetings|
|Negotiating with people within your company|
|Idiomatic language used in meetings|
Try to agree on a top ten with the rest of the class
What language did you use during the previous stage to do the following things?
|Start the discussion/ negotiation|
|Move the discussion on|
|Soften your position/ Compromise|
|Ask other people to contribute|
|Bring the discussion to a close|
What other language could you have used? Write possible phrases in the boxes above, then check your answers with another group or the whole class.
You will study other language for the same purposes during the course, and also have lots of opportunities to practice it, so please keep this worksheet handy.
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