PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2019/2020 - Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m - James Cook Languages

 
PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2019/2020 - Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m - James Cook Languages
Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m

PRODUCT CATALOGUE
     2019/2020
PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2019/2020 - Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m - James Cook Languages
We have been getting your employees’
                                                                    language skills to the top for 20 years!

                                           We became part of EDUA Group, the largest private
                                              education company in the Czech Republic.

                            We entered the Polish market and became the prominent
                                provider of language services in Central Europe.

                      We moved to modern offices in the centre of Prague
                          and our internal team grew to 50 people.

      We became one of the biggest in-company language
      education firms in both Czech and Slovak markets.

         We expanded our operations
                to Slovakia.

We established James Cook Languages and
 operated throughout the Czech Republic.

   How we climbed...
   Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m
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In 1999, two university students working part time as language teachers decided
to set up their own language school. It’s hard to say if they were shooting from the
hip or (at that time) just being very ambitious, but their vision for their new company
was to be the market leader in language education.

Some might have considered that a crazy notion, but their bold plan became reality
and James Cook Languages is the market leader. Behind our 20-year journey is
a huge amount of hard work and a series of successive steps - from the first
student, through our first company client, to our entry to the Slovak and Polish
markets.

The most recent step is JCL becoming part of EDUA Group, and our merger with
Caledonian School, our former competitor which always motivated us to give our
best. We believe that thanks to this new collaboration, we will be able to offer our
clients an even wider product portfolio with more new ideas and overall better
service.

During our 20 years of existence, we have undergone a number of changes, and
more await us, but our main goal is still to contribute to our clients’ success by
developing their communication skills. This resolution will not change and we wish
to continue as your professional partner for language education.

Tomáš Obadal
Sales Director
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We will take
    With us you can speak
                                 your language skills
        to the WORLD.
                                     to THE TOP.

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            ABOUT US             REGULAR IN-COMPANY CLASSES

       Study in peace             We do translations
     on the OTHER SIDE             so no text will be
      OF THE WORLD...             ALL GREEK TO YOU.

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         LANGUAGE STAYS         TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING
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In our specialised courses           We TAILOR courses exactly
   we go really IN DEPTH.              according to your needs.

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   ONE-DAY SPECIALISED COURSES               IN-HOUSE COURSES

We carefully prepare exactly            We always think of
    YOUR CUP OF TEA.                  SOMETHING NEW for you.

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  PREMIUM LANGUAGE CONSULTING           NEW AND ADDITIONAL SERVICES
PRODUCT CATALOGUE 2019/2020 - Mount Cook, New Zealand, 3,724 m - James Cook Languages
With us you can speak
    to the WORLD.

    ABOUT US
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760 CLIENTS                                    1720 TEACHERS
         20 800 STUDENTS                                780 000 HOURS PER YEAR
         140 CITIES                                     29 LANGUAGES

OUR BRANCHES
  PRAGUE
  Na Florenci 2116/15
  110 00 Prague 1

  BRNO
  Jakubské náměstí 127/5
  602 00 Brno

  OSTRAVA
  28. října 3346/91
  702 00 Ostrava

  HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ
  S. K. Neumanna 14
  500 02 Hradec Králové

  PILSEN
  Rooseveltova 10/9
  301 00 Pilsen

  MLADÁ BOLESLAV                   BRATISLAVA                        WARSAW
  Václavkova 1115                  Laurinská 18                      ul. Wilcza 31 lok. 5
  293 01 Mladá Boleslav            811 01 Bratislava                 00-544 Warsaw

                      We are a member of EDUA Group, the biggest private education group
                      in the Czech Republic. Together with their other brands (Top Vision, Jipka,
                      Tutor, Digiskills, and Bridgewater) we are focused on the lifelong learning
                      process and innovative developments in education.

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REFERENCES

CZECH REPUBLIC / SLOVAKIA / POLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

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Nationwide coverage                          Demanding
Thanks to our own team of teachers           We demand the very best from ourselves,
throughout the Czech Republic, Slovakia      our teachers and even our students,
and Poland, we guarantee high quality        a shared approach that leads to success.
and uniform methods and administration.
                                             Outsourcing
Consulting services                          Once you provide us with initial information
We share our experience with you and         detailing your specific needs, we work with
recommend a functional model for             you to define the required service. We will
language learning.                           take care of the rest.

Teacher stability                            Online records
We take pride in the low turnover rate       We use the unique Schoolpartner
among our teachers, the result of the        information system for transparent and
quality care we provide our team and our     accurate administrative work.
teacher incentive programme.
                                             Methodology
Pro-customer approach
                                             The unique Coach&Practise method
Our clients appreciate our flexibility and   focuses on the systematic repetition of
our proactive and individual approach.       material and the correction of mistakes, all
                                             while respecting the needs of students.

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OUR TEACHERS
Careful selection of teachers                                      Thorough initial training
The selection process consists of two personal interviews,         Upon joining, all of our teachers undergo a compulsory set
the second of which is a sample lesson with an analysis of         of eight training sessions to become familiarised with our
methodology and subsequent feedback.                               Coach&Practise methodology.

Teacher hierarchy system                                           Detailed methodology
The mentor (Senior Teacher) sits in on the teachers’ classes       Corporate language training is a specific field, especially
and they have methodology and organisational meetings              with respect to the frequency of training, motivation and
and evaluation sessions to discuss feedback from students.         the self-study options of participants. This is reflected in our
                                                                   Coach&Practise methodology.

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Anna Willińska                                         Šimon Steffal                                           Tom Jowett
           Teaching Team Leader                              Trainer, mentor and teacher                      Senior Teacher and teacher of intensive
                and trainer                                     of specialised courses                                and specialised courses

Anna comes from Poland, where she graduated          Šimon is an experienced language teacher and            Tom is from Gloucester, UK. He moved to the
from the Institute of Applied Linguistics at the     a soft skills trainer. He has been working in the       Czech Republic in June 2014, a year after
University of Warsaw. She has been teaching          field since 2003, and for JCL since 2007. He            graduating from the University of Sheffield, to
English in companies since 2001 and has been         got his bachelor degree in Psychology from              begin training as an EFL teacher. He quickly
part of the James Cook Languages team since          UNYP (Empire State College), and his masters            joined James Cook after completing his training
2007, working as an English and Polish teacher       in Diplomacy and International Relations from           and began to teach regular in-company courses.
first and later as a Senior Teacher and Recruiter.   the Anglo-American University. He created               Since completing the JCL Talent Management
She currently leads the team of Senior Teachers      and leads our specialised language courses              programme, he has started teaching workshops
and helps teachers to develop their skills through   and internal trainings. He also organises our           and intensive / open courses as well. In 2017 he
training and methodology support.                    conference for teachers, The Art of Teaching.           joined our team of Senior Teachers.

            Klára Večeřová                                               Jen Hill                                           Sara Tirrito
    Regional Coordinator and English                  Senior Teacher and teacher of intensive                 Senior Teacher and teacher of intensive
           language teacher                                   and specialised courses                                 and specialised courses

Klára is from Brno where she graduated from          Jen comes from Calgary, Canada and she moved            Sara comes from Texas, USA, where she
secondary school with a focus on English. She        to Prague in 2015. She studied landscape                studied journalism. She began teaching at JCL
successfully passed the FCE and CAE exams            architecture and spent more than eight years            in spring 2016, and quickly became one of our
and since 2012 has been active in in-company         working for the government of Alberta, securing         key teachers. In 2017 she won first place in our
education. She joined JCL in early 2014              funding for university students in the fields of        Teacher of the Year competition. Nowadays she
as a teacher; since 2016 she’s been the Regional     synthetic biology and nanotechnology. She joined        teaches regular and intensive courses, as well
Coordinator for South Moravia. You can meet her      our team shortly after successfully finishing teacher   as being a Senior Teacher and member of our
at our Brno branch where she’s in charge of the      training. She is now a Senior Teacher who leads         methodology team.
recruitment and development of our teachers.         regular corporate and intensive courses and helps
                                                     coordinate informal meetings of our teachers.

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OUR METHODOLOGY
WHO IS THIS METHODOLOGY FOR?
It enables us to teach languages effectively to busy professionals, who can only devote a limited amount of time out of their busy
schedule. It is suitable for students who do not have much time for self-study, preparation and homework.

WHAT DOES THIS METHODOLOGY OFFER?
It ensures that each lesson focuses on the communication needs of the student and their specific language needs. It especially teaches
students to have the confidence to use the language and speak in a realistic context. Coach&Practise is constantly being perfected
thanks to continued cooperation with our students.

OUR OUTSTANDING TEACHERS
Using the Coach&Practise method very effectively improves the language level of each student. Our teachers are led by experienced
Senior Teachers who support their further development through feedback and mentoring. We organise up to 80 different workshops for
teachers every year, which build on their skills and help us to continuously perfect our methodology.

                                     “   I have been working for James Cook Languages since 2006 and I can say
                                         that it was a good choice, I have always been very happy with my relationship
                                                                                                                                 ”
                                         with the company. I was especially impressed with the facilities for teachers
                                         from the very beginning - I felt like Alice in Wonderland in the Resource Centre.
                                         I always left the workshops charged with new ideas. I also greatly appreciate the
                                         positive and professional approach of the entire team, which has always given
                                         me support whenever I have needed help. And not only that - I have also had
                                         many opportunities for personal development, whether it involved testing new
                                         students, teaching intensive courses, helping with the preparation of teaching
         Anna Wagnerová                  materials or participation in other projects. Now as a Senior Teacher, I hope that
             Senior Teacher
                                         I can continue the tradition and provide similar positive support for other teachers.

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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Prepare
Firstly, we set up the teaching approach according to the student’s needs based on information from a language audit. This tells us if we
need to concentrate on business language, conversation, confidence when speaking on the phone, or any other type of communication
the student requires for their job. We select the teacher according to the student.

Coach
The Coach&Practise method guides the student towards effectively learning the language by using visualisation, self-correction and finding
the best way to communicate their ideas.

Practise
Language is a reflex and we learn it best by using it. Our students actively speak for 80% of the time during lessons and always do so
in the target language. The lessons are logically linked together, plenty of practice helps students remember new language and motivates
them to actively use it in their professional and everyday lives.

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We will take your language
          skills to THE TOP.

     REGULAR
   IN-COMPANY
     CLASSES
REGULAR IN-COMPANY CLASSES
EDUCATION CONCEPT
The first step is to identify your goals and expectations. These are then used as the basis
for a language training plan.
ff We have focused on corporate training for twenty years
ff We share our experience
ff We consult our education system with our customers
ff We recommend the most effective system of education based on individual needs

Based on the goals of the company, we establish:
ff training rules
ff course parameters
ff the method for monitoring effectiveness and satisfaction
ff the form of administrative support
We respect the specifications of the HR and management of your company and analyse the needs of
each student on an individual basis.

               LANGUAGE AUDIT                                 PARAMETERS
                  language test                                OF LESSONS
              and personal interview                   according to the needs of
                with every student                     HR, student and manager

               BEGINNING OF LESSONS                       TEACHER CHOICE
                 personal meeting with                 out of over 900 teachers,
              teacher, syllabus preparation,           according to course goal,
                    textbook choice                   level and other preferences

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EFFECTIVENESS OF TRAINING
We evaluate the progress of our students with our unique
method:

SCOPE (System of Complex and Objective Progress Evaluation)
ff Language progress = key to motivation
ff We regularly test and report the progress of our students
ff Knowledge is evaluated using the Common European
   Framework of Reference for Languages
ff Online monitoring of evaluation results in Schoolpartner

               ENTRY LEVEL              STUDYING ACCORDING TO THE COMPETENCE MODEL   TARGET LEVEL

                  ENTRY                        SEMESTER                 PROGRESS      FURTHER
                 TESTING                        TESTING                  TESTING       STUDY

                                        ƒƒ revision test
                                        ƒƒ oral assessment
                                        ƒƒ recommendation for further
                                           study

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QUALITY CONTROL AND SATISFACTION MONITORING
We monitor our students’ satisfaction with the course, control the quality of training, and work on the development of our teachers. We
report the results to you and provide feedback to teachers during their evaluation meetings.
ff Verification of satisfaction after three lessons by phone or email
ff Electronic satisfaction surveys twice a year
ff More than 650 classroom methodology inspections per year
ff Personal lesson analysis, feedback and work with the development plan for the teacher

             EFFECTIVE
             LESSONS

             FLAWLESS
             ADMINISTRATION

             PRECISE
             ORGANISATION

             PLEASANT
             COMMUNICATION

             FLEXIBILITY

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THOROUGH AND FLAWLESS ADMINISTRATION
We use the comprehensive information system Schoolpartner. We developed the system directly for the needs of corporate language
training to ensure that it is clear, simple, intuitive and contains all the necessary outputs.
ff Online access to all language training information
ff Courses, students, teachers, timesheets, an overview of teaching and attendance
ff Calculating costs for individual students of cost centres
ff Results of student satisfaction survey
ff Evaluation and long-term monitoring of student progress
ff Electronic submission of invoices and billing history
ff Group email communication with course participants
ff Access for HR, managers and students

                                                                                Type

                                                                                Individual courses

                                                    Individual    Group         Group courses
                                                     courses     courses

                                                                                Language

                                                                                Lenght of lessons

                                                                                 In total

                                                                                Prices without VAT

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REFERENCE
We chose James Cook Languages following a tender, and they now provide individual and group
language courses to us in the Czech Republic and Turkey. Above all we appreciate the comprehensive
service provided as well as their professional and fast communication. They arranged the testing
of all potential students, analysed their needs and the courses started in the given timeframe.
Communication with students during the whole process was trouble-free and very proactive. That’s
why we recommend James Cook Languages as a quality supplier in the field of language education.
                                                                                   Barbora Paličková
                                                                                                 ČEZ

We have been working with James Cook Languages since 2003. They provide us with group and
individual language courses, as well as one-day specialised courses. JCL also contributes a ‘language
corner’ to our company magazine. From the perspective of the HR department, we particularly
appreciate the proactive and professional customer support, flexibility to meet our needs and the
possibility to consult on our requirements. From the students’ point of view, there is a high level
of satisfaction with the teaching, which is repeatedly confirmed in the satisfaction survey. We are
happy to cooperate with a company which is the leader in its field and provides quality services. We
recommend James Cook Languages as a supplier of language courses.
                                                                                     Veronika Indrová
                                                                                                Techo

I recommend James Cook Languages. We use their services for our employees’ language education,
and the quality is on a very professional level. A big ‘thank you’ goes to our language coordinator, who
is always at our disposal and is always trying to meet our needs. I especially appreciate JCL’s proactive
approach, offering learning support materials such as the T-Room or Language Corners – both of
these things serve us well and our employees greatly appreciate them. If you are thinking of individual
or company education, this is the best choice for you.
                                                                                       Lucie Paterová
                                                                                         Lipa Learning

Language education has been, and is, part of our employees’ development, especially for the
Purchasing and IT departments. As a retail company, we require a high degree of both time and
geographical flexibility on the part of the provider and the teachers. We also expect fast and smooth
inclusion of new students into the lessons. Even though our groups of students change twice a year,
as well as their time preferences and language levels changing, James Cook Languages has been
our stable partner for German and English lessons since 2013. In addition to the obvious benefits for
the employees such as lessons planned according to their individual needs and workload, JCL offers
a clear overview of language level progress. We highly appreciate the innovative teaching approach
such as online pages for each student or recommendations for apps to help with language learning.
The regular attendance and cost reports help us to optimise the intensity and length of language
courses. We can easily monitor whether the educational goals have been met.
                                                                                  Kateřina Vorlíčková
                                                                                               Globus

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ONE-DAY
SPECIALISED
 COURSES
       In our specialised courses
           we go really IN DEPTH.
ONE-DAY SPECIALISED COURSES
WHY CHOOSE ONE-DAY SPECIALISED OPEN COURSES
Specialisation                                       Extension
You are a specialist, business person or manager,    You have regular classes, but need to improve
you use a foreign language as a working tool and     a specialised or specific area of language.
your job calls for specialised terminology and
                                                     Refresher
competences.
                                                     You use a foreign language regularly, but
International environment                            sometimes feel you need to revise or expand your
You want to be able to communicate professionally    knowledge.
and with confidence with your clients and
                                                     Sharing
colleagues in an international environment.
                                                     You want to use the opportunity to meet with
Intensity                                            professionals from other companies and share
You need to gain skills quickly and immediately      your expertise.
apply them in practice.

FORM OF TEACHING
      Combination                                     “   The courses take place at our
                                                          premises and therefore outside        ”
      Training of professional and language               the student’s work environment.
      skills.                                             This means they can fully focus on
                                                          the subject matter and don’t get
      Teaching only in the foreign language               interrupted by work.
      The courses are conducted mainly by
      native speakers = a faster and more
      accurate interpretation of ideas, attitudes,
      and views in the foreign language.

      Interactivity of lessons
      A lot of time for your own presentation
      and for sufficiently practising new
      material.

      Variaty and fun
      A wide range of activities - role play,                    Denisa Krahulíková
      panel discussions, case studies,                              Product Specialist
      reading, listening, video demonstrations,
      exercises focusing on vocabulary
      development, etc.

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PRICE                                                          COURSE ORGANISATION
1 – 5 registered		 3 250 Kč                                    ff At the premises of James Cook Languages in Prague or Brno.
6 – 15 registered		 2 275 Kč                                   ff All the courses are run by qualified and experienced native
                                                                  speakers and Czech teachers.
16+ registered			   1 300 Kč                                   ff The teachers not only have experience in teaching foreign
Half-day courses (9:00 - 12:00) are priced                        languages, but also have expertise in the discipline they teach.
at 50% of the full day rate.                                   ff You will receive excellent materials that you can make further
All prices are per person and are valid when one client           use of directly in your work environment.
registers the set number of students for any course.           ff Courses are from 9am till 4pm.
                                                               ff Courses are in small groups of 3 - 8 students
Register and get more info at:
jcl.cz/en/services/one-day-specialised-courses/.

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DATES - PRAGUE

LANGUAGE                        TOPICS                                2019               2020             2020
                                                                October - December   February - May    July - August

           Accounting and Tax English NEW!                       Th 31. 10. 2019     Tu 17. 3. 2020    Tu 4. 8. 2020

                                                                  Tu 8. 10. 2019     We 4. 3. 2020
           All About Phrases                                                                          We 8. 7. 2020
                                                                 Th 28. 11. 2019     Tu 21. 4. 2020

           Attending a Conference in English NEW!                                    Th 2. 4. 2020    Th 23. 7. 2020

           Banking English NEW!                                  Th 14. 11. 2019     Tu 24. 3. 2020

                                                                 Th 24. 10. 2019     Tu 10. 3. 2020
           Be Confident in Writing                                                                    We 12. 8. 2020
                                                                  Tu 3. 12. 2019     We 1. 4. 2020
                                                                                     Tu 18. 2. 2020
           Be Confident on the Phone                             Tu 15. 10. 2019                      We 22. 7. 2020
                                                                                     Th 9. 4. 2020
                                                                Tu 22. 10. 2019      We 19. 2. 2019
           Business Meetings                                                                           Tu 7. 7. 2020
                                                                We 20. 11. 2019      Tu 14. 4. 2020
                                                                                     Tu 25. 2. 2020
           Cross Culture                                         Tu 19. 11. 2019
                                                                                     We 22. 4. 2020

           Czenglish                                            We 30. 10. 2019       Tu 7. 4. 2020   We 29. 7. 2020
ENGLISH    Daily Life in HR                                     We 23. 10. 2019      We 11. 3. 2020   Tu 21. 7. 2020

           English for Purchasing                               We 16. 10. 2019       Tu 3. 3. 2020

           English for Sales and Customer Care                   Th 7. 11. 2019      We 15. 4. 2020   We 5. 8. 2020

           General and Personal Finance NEW!                     Tu 26. 11. 2019     Th 16. 4. 2020

                                                                                     We 12. 2. 2020
           Grammar Refresh                                       Tu 29. 10. 2019                      Tu 14. 7. 2020
                                                                                     Tu 31. 3. 2020

           HR - Hiring and Firing                                We 6. 11. 2019      We 8. 4. 2020    Tu 11. 8. 2020

           Language Screening NEW!      1
                                         /2 DAY                 We 27. 11. 2019      We 25. 3. 2020   Th 16. 7. 2020

           Learning & Development Guru NEW!       /2 DAY
                                                  1
                                                                 Th 21. 11. 2019     Th 27. 2. 2020   Th 30. 7. 2020

                                                                 Tu 5. 11. 2019      We 26. 2. 2020
           Negotiation Skills                                                                         We 15. 7. 2020
                                                                 We 4. 12. 2019      Th 14. 5. 2020

           Practise Your Presentation Skills                     We 9. 10. 2019      We 13. 5. 2020   Tu 28. 7. 2020

           The Language of Presentations                        We 13. 11. 2019      Th 19. 3. 2020

           Business Meetings in German NEW!                                          Th 23. 4. 2020   Th 6. 8. 2020

           Presentations in German                                                   Tu 11. 2. 2020
GERMAN
           Telephone and E-mail Communication in German          Tu 12. 11. 2019     Tu 12. 5. 2020

           Negotiation and Argumentation in German               Th 10. 10. 2019     We 18. 3. 2020

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DATES - BRNO
                                TOPICS - ENGLISH                                  2019                      2020
                                                                            October - December          February - May

           Accounting and Tax English NEW!                                    Th 14. 11. 2019          We 18. 3. 2020

           All About Phrases                                                  Th 5. 12. 2019           We 15. 4. 2020

           Attending a Conference in English                                 We 23. 10. 2019            Th 12. 3. 2020

           Banking English                                                                              Th 23. 4. 2020

           Be Confident in Writing                                           We 16. 10. 2019            Th 14. 5. 2020

           Be Confident on the Phone                                         We 27. 11. 2019            Th 19. 3. 2020

           Business Meetings                                                  We 2. 10. 2019            Th 26. 3. 2020

           Daily Life in HR                                                   We 9. 10. 2019            Th 16. 4. 2020

           English for Purchasing                                             Th 10. 10. 2019          We 22. 4. 2020

           English for Sales and Customer Care                               We 13. 11. 2019            Th 9. 4. 2020

           General and Personal Finance NEW!                                 Th 31. 10. 2019           We 11. 3. 2020

           Grammar Refresh                                                   We 30. 10. 2019            Th 2. 4. 2020

           HR - Hiring and Firing                                             Th 7. 11. 2019            We 8. 4. 2020

           Language Screening NEW!      1
                                         /2 DAY                               Th 17. 10. 2019          We 25. 3. 2020

           Learning & Development Guru NEW!        /2 DAY
                                                   1
                                                                              Th 28. 11 2019            We 1. 4. 2020

           Negotiation Skills                                                Th 24. 10. 2019            We 4. 3. 2020

           Practise Your Presentation Skills                                 Th 21. 11. 2019            Th 13. 5. 2020

                                                       SELECTED REFERENCES
I learnt a lot of new and interesting          The course helped me to understand the      We immediately started using everything in
phrases, which I previously didn’t know        differences between formal and informal     the course, the activities were varied and
or know how to use. The teacher was            meanings of words. The teacher was          the course materials were imaginative. It
nice, he knew the materials well and
was able to explain things clearly.            perfectly prepared. The course exceeded     was clear that the teacher has a passion for
                                               my expectations.                            languages and great approach. There was a
                             Martin Fišer                                                  pleasant atmosphere during the course.
                      All about Phrases                                 Matouš Urbánek
                                                        Negotiation and Argumentation                           Simona Berlakovich
                                                                                                            Be Confident in Writing

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CONTENT OF THE COURSES
                                                                             NEW!
ACCOUNTING AND TAX ENGLISH                                                               ALL ABOUT PHRASES
The course is focused on financial issues connected to                                   The course is intended for anyone who would like to learn typical
accounting and tax.                                                                      English phrases, idioms and collocations that cannot be directly
                                                                                         translated into Czech.
ff Get practical tips about bookkeeping and financial audits.
ff Learn how to work with financial documents in English.                                ff Practise the most common phrasal verbs in English.
ff Learn more about cash flow problems and how to monitor them.                          ff Learn useful phrases for various social situations at work and
                                                                                            outside of work.
Course content                                                                           ff Learn what collocations are – words do not necessarily fit all
                                                                                            contexts, even though they have a similar meaning in Czech.
ff   Financial audits                                                                    ff Learn how to write and speak in English rather than translate from
ff   Bookkeeping                                                                            Czech.
ff   Describing numbers
ff   Financial documents                                                                 Course content
ff   Describing cash flow                                                                ff   Common errors of Czech students
                                                                                         ff   The most common phrases in the English language
                                                                                         ff   Collocations and idioms
                                                                                         ff   How (not) to translate into English
                                                                                         ff   Tips on learning phrases and idioms
                                                                                                                          Tu 8. 10. 2019          We 15. 4. 2020 (Brno)
                                   Th 31. 10. 2019          We 18. 3. 2020 (Brno)                                         Th 28. 11. 2019         Tu 21. 4. 2020
      Prague                       Th 14. 11. 2019 (Brno)   Tu 4. 8. 2020
                                                                                               Prague                     Th 5. 12. 2019 (Brno)   We 8. 7. 2020
      Brno          B1             Tu 17. 3. 2020                                              Brno        B1             We 4. 3. 2020

                                                                             NEW!
ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IN ENGLISH
The course is designed for professionals who attend conferences
in English and want to improve their communication with other
conference attendees.
ff Learn useful phrases for travel and accommodation.
ff Get more confident using English during coffee breaks
   at a conference.
ff Learn how to confidently lead small talk in English.

Course content
ff   Travelling to the conference and staying in a hotel
ff   Registering at the conference, accepting and declining an invitation
ff   Introductions, topics for small talk
ff   Formulating questions correctly
ff   Strategies for keeping a conversation going

      Prague                       We 23. 10. 2019 (Brno)   Th 2. 4. 2020
                                                                                               Prague
      Brno          B1             Th 12. 3. 2020 (Brno)    Th 23. 7. 2020                     Brno        B1

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NEW!
BANKING ENGLISH                                                                  BE CONFIDENT IN WRITING
The course is designed for employees of banks and financial                      The course is designed for everyone who needs to communicate
institutions, who use English to communicate in a banking or                     in English at work by email, whether it’s internally or with a client.
financial work environment.
                                                                                 ff Master the principles and skills related to business emails.
ff Learn the terminology to present banking and financial institutions           ff Learn correct phrases and expressions that will make your
   and their products to clients.                                                   communication natural.
ff Learn about consulting and reccommending solutions in corporate               ff Practise writing different kinds of emails.
   banking.
ff Understand the differences between personal and corporate                     Course content
   banking.
                                                                                 ff   Key email phrases
Course content                                                                   ff   Being formal and informal
ff   Types of payments and banks                                                 ff   Being polite and diplomatic
ff   Basic vocabulary connected to banking operations                            ff   Writing simply and briefly
ff   Personal and corporate banking                                              ff   Linking ideas
ff   Debt recovery                                                               ff   Analysing common mistakes
ff   Investments                                                                 ff   Practising and getting feedback from the teacher

                                                                                                                   We 16. 10. 2019 (Brno)   We 1. 4. 2020
                                                                                                                   Th 24. 10. 2019          Th 14. 5. 2020 (Brno)
      Prague                     Th 14. 11. 2019    Th 23. 4. 2020 (Brno)
                                                                                       Prague                      Tu 3. 12. 2019           We 12. 8. 2020
      Brno        B1             Tu 24. 3. 2020                                        Brno         B1             Tu 10. 3. 2020

                                                                                 BE CONFIDENT ON THE PHONE
                                                                                 The course is designed for everyone who needs to communicate
                                                                                 in English at work by telephone, whether it’s internally or with
                                                                                 a client.
                                                                                 ff Master the principles and skills related to business phone calls.
                                                                                 ff Overcome your fear of communicating over the phone in a foreign
                                                                                    language.
                                                                                 ff You will learn the correct phrases and expressions that will make
                                                                                    your communication natural and professional.

                                                                                 Course content
                                                                                 ff   Key telephone phrases
                                                                                 ff   Sounding friendly and polite – formal and informal expressions
                                                                                 ff   Making appointments and arrangements by phone
                                                                                 ff   Conference calls
                                                                                 ff   Dealing with telephone problems

                                                                                                                   Tu 15. 10. 2019          Th 19. 3. 2020 (Brno)
      Prague                                                                           Prague                      We 27. 11. 2019 (Brno)   Th 9. 4. 2020
      Brno        B1                                                                   Brno         B1             Tu 18. 2. 2020           We 22. 7. 2020

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BUSINESS MEETINGS                                                                      CROSS CULTURE
The course is designed for anyone who conducts internal and                            The course is intended for business people who are in frequent
external meetings and conferences in English, or who takes an                          contact with foreign colleagues, partners or employees and
active part in them.                                                                   for those who have an interest in cross-cultural interactions in
                                                                                       English.
ff Learn phrases and vocabulary required to conduct a formal
   meeting and discussion.                                                             ff Interactive teaching and role plays.
ff Be able to moderate meetings and keep them going.                                   ff Focus on various aspects of culture and communication.
ff Learn how to summarise contributions and output from meetings.                      ff Use of idiomatic proverbs and expressions, cross cultural business
                                                                                          communication.
Course content
ff   Open a meeting
                                                                                       Course content
ff   Outline the agenda                                                                ff   Describing culture
ff   Justify and explain your views                                                    ff   Small talk
ff   Raise questions                                                                   ff   Describing communication styles
ff   Summarise and close a meeting                                                     ff   Polite social English
                                                                                       ff   Using idiomatic expressions

                                  We 2. 10. 2019 (Brno)   Th 26. 3. 2020 (Brno)
                                  Tu 22. 10. 2019         Tu 14. 4. 2020
      Prague                      We 20. 11. 2019         Tu 7. 7. 2020                                                 Tu 19. 11. 2019         We 22. 4. 2020
      Brno         B1             We 19. 2. 2020                                             Prague       B1            Tu 25. 2. 2020

CZENGLISH                                                                              DAILY LIFE IN HR
The course is designed for those who are interested in improving                       This course is intended for HR professionals who regularly
their English and in better understanding mistakes Czechs make                         communicate with their colleagues in English.
most often and how to avoid them.
                                                                                       ff Learn more about common HR processes in English such as on
ff Identify the basic categories of typical “Czech” mistakes.                             boarding, benefits, performance and talent management
ff Find out the reasons which lead to mistakes and be able to work                     ff Be able to discuss trends in HR
   on eliminating them.                                                                ff Share experience and ideas with other HR professionals.
ff Be able to discuss anything with the teacher that gives you trouble
   in English.                                                                         Course content
ff Actively practise English in pair and group work activities.
                                                                                       ff   On-boarding new employees
                                                                                       ff   Employee benefits
Course content                                                                         ff   Performance management
ff   Brief review of grammar                                                           ff   Talent management and development programmes
ff   Prepositions and articles
ff   Conditional sentences
ff   False friends and idiomatic phrases
ff   Pronunciation

                                                                                                                        We 9. 10. 2019 (Brno)   Th 16. 4. 2020(Brno)
                   A2             We 30. 10. 2019         We 29. 7. 2020
                                                                                             Prague                     We 23. 10. 2019         Tu 21. 7. 2020
      Prague       -B1            Tu 7. 4. 2020                                              Brno         B1            We 11. 3. 2020

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ENGLISH FOR PURCHASING                                                                   ENGLISH FOR SALES AND CUSTOMER CARE
The course is designed for people who work in purchasing.                                The course is designed for anyone who works with clients in
                                                                                         English.
ff You will learn vocabulary relevant to communication with suppliers.
ff You will practice ordering via email and phone.                                       ff You will learn phrases connected to every stage of the sales
ff You will try to negotiate an offer in English.                                           pyramid.
                                                                                         ff You will try to make a sale in English and get feedback on your
Course content                                                                              performance.
                                                                                         ff You will improve your formal and diplomatic language.
ff   Numbers
ff   Contract reading                                                                    Course content
ff   Polite communication
ff   Negotiations and objections                                                         ff   Making contact with the client
ff   Asking questions                                                                    ff   Indirect questions
                                                                                         ff   Working with objections
                                                                                         ff   Closing the deal

                                                                                                                            Th 7. 11. 2019           We 15. 4. 2020
      Prague                       Th 10. 10. 2019 (Brno)   Tu 3. 3. 2020
                                                                                               Prague                       We 13. 11. 2019 (Brno)   We 5. 8. 2020
      Brno         B1              We 16. 10. 2019          We 22. 4. 2020 (Brno)              Brno          B1             Th 9. 4. 2020 (Brno)

                                                                            NEW!
GENERAL AND PERSONAL FINANCE                                                             GRAMMAR REFRESH
The course is designed for anyone interested in effective and                            The course is designed for people who use English but feel the
sustainable personal banking.                                                            need to revise and refresh their grammar knowledge.
ff You will be more confident using financial terminology in English.                    ff Master grammar at the intermediate level.
ff You will be able to evaluate and recommend a suitable personal                        ff Learn to use common tenses quickly and confidently.
   banking solution.                                                                     ff Pick up useful phrases and vocabulary.
ff You will practice interpreting and presenting financial analyses and
   graphs.                                                                               Course content
                                                                                         ff   Revision of present perfect
Course content                                                                           ff   Explanation of past perfect
                                                                                         ff   First, second and third conditional
ff   Economics
                                                                                         ff   Modal verbs
ff   Income
                                                                                         ff   Most common phrasal verbs
ff   Personal finance and living standards                                               ff   Prepositions
ff   Basic financial terms
ff   Describing graphs and numbers

                                                                                                                            Tu 29. 10. 2019          Tu 31. 3. 2020
      Prague                       Th 31. 10. 2019 (Brno)   We 11. 3. 2020 (Brno)
                                                                                               Prague        B1-            We 30. 10. 2019 (Brno)   Th 2. 4. 2020 (Brno)
      Brno         B1              Tu 26. 11. 2019          Th 16. 4. 2020                     Brno          B2             We 12. 2. 2020           Tu 14. 7. 2020

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HR - HIRING AND FIRING
                                                                                         The course is intended for HR professionals who regularly
                                                                                         communicate with their colleagues in English.
                                                                                         ff Improve your knowledge of specific HR vocabulary related to
                                                                                            finding new employees, as well as ending cooperation.
                                                                                         ff Share experience and ideas with other HR professionals.
                                                                                         ff Gain confidence to use English actively at work.

                                                                                         Course content
                                                                                         ff   Attracting and finding new employees
                                                                                         ff   CVs, interviews and assessment centres
                                                                                         ff   Talking about competencies
                                                                                         ff   Termination of an employment relationship
                                                                                         ff   Exit interviews

                                                                                                                          We 6. 11. 2019           We 8. 4. 2020(Brno)
      Prague                                                                                   Prague                     Th 7. 11. 2019 (Brno)    Tu 11. 8. 2020
      Brno         B1                                                                          Brno         B1            We 8. 4. 2020

                                                                             NEW!                                                                                    NEW!
LANGUAGE SCREENING                                                                       LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT GURU
The course is designed for anyone who needs to                                           The course is designed for HR professionals who
evaluate the language knowledge of candidates                                            deal with providing education and supporting their
during the recruitment process.                                          1
                                                                          /2 DAY         employees.                                                              1
                                                                                                                                                                  /2 DAY
ff You will learn to recognise whether a candidate is B1                                 ff You will learn about ways of motivating employees.
   or B2 level.                                                                          ff You will get to know about coaching techniques.
ff You will try to determine the level of a model candidate.                             ff You will get to try what you learn in practice.

Course content                                                                           Course content
ff   The difference between B1 and B2 language level                                     ff   Modern approaches to learning and measuring progress
ff   How to ask the candidate questions                                                  ff   Reasons for stagnation and what HR can do about to prevent it
ff   Which language phenomena to track                                                   ff   Developing a growth mindset with employees
ff   What to do if the candidate does not have the required level                        ff   Incorporating micro and blended learning

                                  Th 17. 10. 2019 (Brno)   We 25. 3. 2020 (Brno)                                          Th 21. 11. 2019          We 1. 4. 2020 (Brno)
      Prague                      We 27. 11. 2019          Th 16. 7. 2020
                                                                                               Prague                     Th 28. 11. 2019 (Brno)   Th 30. 7. 2020
      Brno         B1             We 25. 3. 2020                                               Brno         B1            We 27. 2. 2020

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NEGOTIATION SKILLS
The course is intended for managers or business people who
take part in negotiations conducted in English and need to
gain confidence in dealing with their colleagues, employees
or clients.
ff Learn phrases and expressions used in negotiations.
ff Learn how to be assertive in English.
ff Practise various situations that you encounter in which you need
   to be very confident in your English.

Course content
ff   Difficult situations in communication
ff   Negotiating tactics
ff   Proper argumentation
ff   Assertiveness and polite conduct
ff   Practical training with real situations

                                     Tu 24. 10. 2019 (Brno)   We 4. 3. 2020 (Brno)
                                     Tu 5. 11. 2019           Tu 14. 5. 2020
      Prague                         We 4. 12. 2019           We 15. 7. 2020
                                                                                                 Prague
      Brno           B1              We 26. 2. 2020                                              Brno         B1

PRACTICE YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS                                                          THE LANGUAGE OF PRESENTATIONS
The course is designed for anyone who wants to practice various                            The course is designed to practice presentation skills,
parts of a presentation and receive practical tips and feedback.                           with a focus on theoretical knowledge and language skills needed
ff Gain advanced vocabulary appropriate for each stage of your                             for preparing presentations.
   presentation.                                                                           ff You will practice advanced vocabulary relevant to each section of
ff Learn how to open and close your presentation.                                             a presentation.
ff Try out responding to your audience in English.                                         ff You will learn how to organise your presentation correctly.
ff You will give a presentation and receive feedback on your skills.                       ff You will be able to talk about slides, images and graphs.

Course content                                                                             Course content
ff   Opening and closing a presentation
                                                                                           ff   The key to successful presentations
ff   Asking questions, rhetorical questions and paraphrasing
ff   Solving difficult situations when giving a presentation                               ff   Presentation organisation
ff   Giving a presentation                                                                 ff   Describing graphs and tables
ff   Analysis of the participants’ presentations                                           ff   Visualisation
                                                                                           ff   Summarising ideas

                                     We 9. 10. 2019           We 13. 5. 2020 (Brno)
      Prague                         Tu 21. 11. 2019 (Brno)   Tu 28. 7. 2020                                                We 13. 11. 2019
      Brno           B1              We 13. 5. 2020                                              Prague       B1            Tu 19. 3. 2020

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NEW!
BUSINESS MEETINGS IN GERMAN                                                      PRESENTATIONS IN GERMAN
The course is designed for anyone who regularly leads or                         The course is designed to practice presentation skills,
participates in internal or external meetings in German.                         with a focus on theoretical knowledge and language skills needed
                                                                                 for preparing presentations.
ff You will learn phrases and vocabulary for leading formal meetings.
ff You will be able to chair meetings, keep them on track, and                   ff You will practice advanced vocabulary relevant to each section of
   manage contributions from participants.                                          a presentation.
ff You will learn how to summarise contributions to and outputs from             ff You will learn how to organise your presentation correctly.
   meetings.                                                                     ff You will be able to talk about slides, images and graphs.

Course content                                                                   Course content
ff   Starting the meeting and setting the agenda                                 ff   The key to successful presentations
ff   Defending and explaining opinions                                           ff   Presentation organisation
ff   Asking questions                                                            ff   Describing graphs and tables
ff   Summarising and closing a meeting                                           ff   Visualisation
                                                                                 ff   Summarising ideas

                                   Th 23. 4. 2020
      Prague        B1             Th 8. 8. 2020                                       Prague       B1            Tu 11. 2. 2020

TELEPHONE AND EMAIL COMMUNICATION IN GERMAN                                      NEGOTIATION AND ARGUMENTATION IN GERMAN
The course is designed for everyone who needs to communicate                     The course is intended for managers or business people who
in German at work, in writing or by telephone, whether it’s                      take part in meetings conducted in German and need to gain
internally or with a client.                                                     confidence in dealing with their colleagues, employees or clients.
ff You will master the principles and skills related to business                 ff You will practice negotiation tactics.
   correspondence.                                                               ff You will learn how to put forward your argument.
ff You will overcome your fear of communicating over the phone in
                                                                                 ff You will find out which cultural differences to be aware of during
   a foreign language.
                                                                                    negotiations.
ff You will practice the correct phrases and expressions that will
   make your communication natural and professional.                             ff You will learn how to solve critical situations.

Course content                                                                   Course content
ff   Types of business correspondence                                            ff   Clear expression and formulation of opinions
ff   General structure of business letters and e-mails                           ff   Improving internal and external communication
ff   Thanking, complaining, and apologising in writing                           ff   Persuasion and argumentation skills
ff   Effective listening, teleconference, formal and informal expressions        ff   Soft skills for workplace conflict resolution
ff   Analysis of the most frequent phone conversations

                                   Tu 12. 11. 2019                                                                Th 10. 10. 2019
      Prague        B1             Tu 12. 5. 2020                                      Prague       B1            We 18. 3. 2020

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We TAILOR courses exactly
      according to your needs.

IN-HOUSE
COURSES
IN-HOUSE COURSES
WHY CHOOSE IN-HOUSE COURSES
ff One of the trends of recent years - every year we organise a wider variety of courses on various
   topics.

        YEAR                2014             2015            2016              2017              2018
  Number of courses      13 courses       28 courses       85 courses       209 courses        215 courses

ff These can either be part of your course’s regular lessons, or we can create a special programme
   called an ‘Academy’, with a specialised language focus.
ff Many international companies support their employees’ specialisation in foreign languages. Among
   our clients that do this are Škoda Auto, Česká pojišťovna, Česká spořitelna, KPMG, Globus,
   HSBC, Equa bank, Auto Palace, and SPX Flow.

Specific needs                                          Authentic materials
You can either choose a topic from our selection        We like to use authentic documents in our
or have a course tailor made for your company.          courses, the same as those our participants
Our methodologists will always consult                  actually encounter in their work. As output from
specific requirements for teaching content with         the course, we also prepare materials that help
a representative from your company.                     you apply the knowledge gained in practice.

Excellent teachers
The best teachers who not only have considerable
experience in teaching foreign languages, but
also have expertise in the discipline they teach.
                                                        “   We prepare custom materials tailored
                                                            to your needs and requirements.             ”
                                                            From each course, you can take
Interesting format                                          home a comprehensive booklet
A wide range of activities that ensure you will truly       covering the entire content of
remember the acquired knowledge (role-plays,                the    course   and    vocabulary.
panel discussions, case studies, video demos,
training presentations etc.).

Immediate effect
You do not have to wait a year, month or even
a week – a day is enough to learn and try out
many new language skills that you can then
immediately use in practice.

Flexible organisation
Topic, place, date, intensity – you can decide                      Bibiana Machátová
these things to make sure the course meets all                          Academic HR Director
of your expectations.

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COURSES TO CHOOSE FROM
        SALES TEAM                      FINANCE                     PROCUREMENT                              HR
         Sales Skills             Finance and Banking                  Purchasing                      Daily Life in HR
     Business Meetings             Accounting and Tax               Describing Graphs               HR - Hiring and Firing
Negotiation and Argumentation         Financial Audit         Negotiation and Argumentation    Learning & Development Guru
       Customer Care                Describing Graphs                                               Language Screening

       BACK OFFICE               SPECIFIC SITUATIONS                 SPECIALISTS                      FOR EVERYONE
      Office Language           Language for Receptionists              Marketing                Be Confident on the Phone
      Presentation Skills             Business Trips                    Logistics                  Be Confident in Writing
 Be Confident on the Phone           Safety at Work                       Law                 Practice Your Presentation Skills
   Be Confident in Writing          Time Management                     Insurance                     Office Language
                                                                       Journalism                       Cross Culture
                                                                           IT                          Teleconference

                                                             We are happy to prepare other topics in any
                                                             language according to your needs.

                                                                     PRICE

                                                                     1 day course (4x 90 minutes) 16 000 – 20 000 Kč
                                                                     The price of a specific course is determined by an
                                                                     individual calculation based on required parameters
                                                                     (topic, intensity, location, number of courses, etc.).
                                                                     The price always includes management of the course,
                                                                     including needs analysis, employee testing, the course
                                                                     itself, materials for participants and course evaluation.

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HOW THE COURSES ARE ORGANISED
     1. Select a topic & nominate participants
  You choose a topic and prepare a list of students
       (we recommend 4–8 people / course)

                 2. Needs analysis
    Needs analysis – consultation with HR, the
     individual participants or their managers

        3. Set a date, intensity and location
   Intensity – we recommend 4x 90 minutes per
            day, typically for 1 or 2 days
    Choosing a date – according to your needs
  Location – teaching directly at your company or
    premises provided by our language school

                    4. Feedback
      After the course – we collect feedback

       5. Language skills testing (if needed)
   Testing language skills of the participants after
   the course by the teacher or through mystery
                 shopping / calling

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DISCUSSION CLUBS
WHAT YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO:                                               WHO DISCUSSION CLUBS ARE FOR:
ff Led by our TOP teachers.                                                 ff Those who deal with customers in a formal or informal
ff 90 minutes 1x per month, max. 6-8 participants in a group.                  environment.
ff Benefits of each discussion club clearly outlined.                       ff Employees who attend meetings or social events at which they
                                                                               need to make small talk.
ff Preparation material (questions, video etc.) sent to participants
                                                                            ff Anyone who needs to respond quickly.
   3 days in advance to get them thinking about the topic.
                                                                            ff Those who want to train their critical thinking and team work
ff Materials and a summary of the discussion and vocabulary
                                                                               skills.
   sent to participants afterwards.
                                                                            ff Anyone who appreciates an excellent addition to their regular
ff Also available in other languages                                           language course.

The topics are split into groups to make it simpler for you:

 GENERAL    Topics suitable for anyone.

 HR     Topics for people working in HR and personnel departments.

 BUSINESS      Topics with a focus on sales.

 MARKETING + PR        Topics about marketing and communication.

The most popular topics are listed on the following page.
Other topics are listed below, and we will be happy to tailor
them to suit your needs.

OTHER POSSIBLE TOPICS
ff Travelling
ff Crime and punishment
ff The future of books
ff Sustainable lifestyle
ff Reality TV and TV contests
                                                                                     PRICE
ff Ethics in sales
                                                                                     You can buy discussion clubs as packages:
ff Fair Trade
ff Reputation of Czech sport                                                         6 sessions			                   20 990 Kč
ff Standing of Czech sport
ff American vs. European cinematography                                              12 sessions			                  39 990 Kč
ff Customs and traditions                                                            If you are interested in more sessions, we will be
                                                                                     happy to send you an individual offer.

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POPULAR TOPICS
CREATIVE THINKING                              FUTURE OF EMPLOYMENT                        INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
In teams, you will deal with common work       You will analyse the latest forecasts       You will discuss the impacts of modern
tasks by ‘thinking out of the box’; you will   on the direction of the labour market,      technology on employment and the
learn phrases related to expressing an         and, using case studies, take a look at     business environment, challenges of the
opinion, agreement and disagreement,           the positives and negatives of various      21st century and how to cope with them.
and in the final part of the session there     approaches. In teams, you will present      Working in teams, you will prepare case
will be presentations of your solutions        your observations to other participants.    studies of companies that urgently need
and a comparison of them.                      Finally, there will be a discussion.        to innovate to stay competitive.
  GENERAL                                        GENERAL       HR                           BUSINESS

GENERATION X VS. Y VS. Z                       IDENTIFYING SWOT                            WORK-LIFE BALANCE
You will compare whether intergenerational     Your assignment will be to identify the     In this session you will share experience
differences exist and, if they do, specify     strengths and weaknesses of the firm        on how you try to balance your work and
what they are. In teams, put together work     allocated to you. The main part of the      your life outside of work. Share your tips
habits, strengths and weaknesses, and          session will be comprised of group work     and tricks, point out possible dangers
then summarise them in a discussion with       in which each small group will, as a team   and how to avoid them, and create a top
the help of case studies of top companies      of consultants, prepare a presentation      10 of advice to have an effective work-life
in the world.                                  with recommendations for the firm.          balance.
  GENERAL                                        BUSINESS                                     GENERAL       HR

E-COMMUNICATION VS.                            FAKE NEWS VS. REAL NEWS                     SCAMS, FRAUDS AND CON-ARTISTS
FACE-TO-FACE COMMUNICATION                     As part of this discussion club, you will   In this session, we will go through
You will deal with case studies in             work in teams to analyse reports and        vocabulary connected to insurance
communication and compare their                decide whether they are fake news or        fraud and con-artists and look at several
effectiveness, solve problems and share        trustworthy information. Together we        case studies of fraud. You will debate if
your experiences. At the end, you will         will create a checklist to evaluate the     it was possible to prevent them in some
work together to create a list of best         objectivity of sources and debate the       way, and you will finish off with a role
practices for e-communication and also         restriction of freedom of speech and        play on the topic of ‘verifying an insured
for live communication.                        access to information.                      event’.
   GENERAL       MARKETING + PR                  GENERAL       MARKETING + PR                 BUSINESS

MY OWN COMPANY                                 MAKING DECISIONS                            CHOOSING THE RIGHT PERSON
As part of this discussion club, you will      During the session, you will test how you   During the session you will analyse the
‘set up’ small firms and progressively         would react in dangerous life situations    attributes that people need for various
respond to various events and market           and discuss the decision-making             positions. The core of the session will be
developments. At the end, you will             process. In the second part of the          comprised of group work in which you
present your company Dragon’s Den style        session, the conversation will be aimed     will select the best candidate to be the
to possible investors, and you will try to     at the decision-making of companies in      next James Bond.
convince them that you are the one they        crisis situations.
                                                                                            HR
should give their capital to.                    GENERAL
 BUSINESS

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LANGUAGE TRICKS
LANGUAGE TRICKS I: HOW TO LEARN EFFECTIVELY
    How to get motivated                                                      Just pointlessly for no reason? No - effectively!
    We find out what defines our inner attitude towards learning              We will tell ourselves how often and how long to learn for
    and try to uncover if and why we actually want to learn new               in order to be able to perceive advancement. We will analyse
    things or not. We take a look at common motivation to learn               what science states about method of learning and why
    foreign languages and learn about auto-concepts and why                   memorising is not our best friend. We will also tackle less
    they are so important for our education.                                  obvious but more substantial factors affecting our learning.

    Why does ‘I want to speak English’ not actually work?                     Tips and tricks
    How to recognise an effective target for your learning and                Of course, those who are looking forward to various tips
    why ‘I want to speak English’ isn’t one of them. We learn                 and tricks for learning will also get what they want – we will
    the aspects of a good education target and why it is so                   take a look at different approaches to vocabulary, grammar,
    important to think more about our learning.                               written material and spoken material. One of the methods
                                                                              we investigate is the use of micro-events.

LANG. TRICKS II: HOW TO UTILISE TECH
    How to change “watching” a series into learning
    You surely know this – you’re watching your favourite series
    and you have a feeling that you’ve connected something
    enjoyable with something useful. You will learn something
    new to a certain extent, but it can be done much better and
    more effectively. The secret is active learning - and it really
    doesn’t mean “watching”.

    A smart phone as a buddy
    Are you missing a sparring partner for communication
    in a foreign language? Are you unsure about your
    pronunciation? Your own smart phone and automated
    questioning and dialogue can help you. We can also take
    a closer look at Google Translate, and see that it’s useful for
    more than just translating.

    Cloud solution for your learning
    We take a look at everything cloud solutions are useful for,
    how difficult it is to lose a task that we recorded earlier online
    and how your calendar can help you learn more frequently
    and better.

    Education apps
    We choose the best from the huge number of applications
    available online! We discuss their strengths and weaknesses,
    and we try some of them out. As a bonus, you will get familiar
    with a couple more apps that help you with things such as
    checking grammar, taking photos, and transforming piles of
    papers into a simpler and lighter format.
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LANGUAGE TRICKS III: HOW TO WORK THROUGH BLOCKS
   Why talent isn’t that important                                           Busting myths
   Well-known and well-worn arguments from students that                     We discover why learning based on learning styles doesn’t
   they aren’t doing well because they don’t have a ‘talent for              work, and how the right and left hemispheres of the brain
   languages’ are now passé. Together we learn that while                    function in learning. We see why studying for many hours in
   talent can help a lot, there are several much more substantial            a row produces poorer results than if we spread the learning
   criteria for success.                                                     out into shorter, more frequent sections. We will also look
                                                                             at why people think that intelligence cannot be influenced.
   How to work through blocks
   We learn why blocks occur and what is actually hidden                     Learning a little bit differently
   behind them, what will help us eliminate them, what we                    Finally, we learn various effective methods that help make us
   can manage on our own and when it’s better to consult                     better and more satisfied students – we employ, for example,
   a specialist. We also investigate in greater detail the most              ‘interleaving’, self-testing, auto-dialogues and more.
   frequent blocks that we bring with us from school.

       2x60                                      2x60                                           2x60
                                                                                                             Tricks III
                      Tricks I                                 Tricks II
                                                                                                        How to work through
              How to learn effectively                 How to utilise technology
                                                                                                              blocks
               ƒƒ Motivation                             ƒƒ Apps
               ƒƒ Setting targets                        ƒƒ Work with the cloud                        ƒƒ Work with errors
               ƒƒ Learning methods                       ƒƒ Audio and video                            ƒƒ Learning strategy
                                                                                                       ƒƒ Myths about learning

                     SEMINAR                                   SEMINAR                                       SEMINAR

                                                  4x90
                                                            Whole day course
                                                         ƒƒ Combination of all
                                                            modules
                                                         ƒƒ Creation of an
                                                            education plan
                                                         ƒƒ Restart of your learning

                                                                 COURSE

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Study in peace on the OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD...

         LANGUAGE STAYS
LANGUAGE STAYS ABROAD
WHY CHOOSE A LANGUAGE STAY ABROAD WITH US
Maximum concentration                                 Rapid progress
No meetings, no colleagues, reports, superiors        Your learning is truly intensive. The courses
or clients, a minimum of phone calls and e-mails.     typically have 5 or more hours of teaching per
Everyone there is trying to do one thing – teach      day and all additional communication is also
you a foreign language.                               in the target language.
Great benefit                                         Guarantee of school quality
A language course abroad is a great combination       The schools we cooperate with know how to
of work and fun. Use it as a motivational tool for    prepare courses for managers and they provide
your best employees.                                  great teachers who know the target language
                                                      to an exceptional level. Key features for us
Supporting motivation
                                                      are membership of associations, references,
If you decide to study abroad, the decision itself    feedback from our students, long-term
increases your motivation to study. The course        cooperation, a personal visit and knowledge of
will encourage your enthusiasm even more!             the school’s personnel.
Overcoming barriers
In any activity, the key motivator is knowing “that
it was worth it”, and that the knowledge gained
can be used in practice. A language stay abroad
gives you very strong evidence of that.

                                                       “   Consider whether it’s more efficient
                                                           for you to take an intensive course
                                                                                                  ”
                                                           and apply the new knowledge
                                                           directly in practice, or to keep
                                                           developing your language skills
                                                           continuously in small steps.

                                                                Denisa Krahulíková
                                                                    Product Specialist

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HOW THE COURSES ARE ORGANISED
      Language and location                                                    Course type
        ff English                                                                ff Individual
              ƒƒ Australia, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Malta,                 ff Small group course (2—6 students)
                                                                                  ff Group course
                  New Zealand, USA, UK, Cyprus, Barbados                          ff Combined (group teaching in the morning sessions,
        ff Spanish                                                                   individual lessons in the afternoon)
              ƒƒ Argentina, Ecuador, Guatemala, Chile, Cuba,                   Teaching focus
                  Columbia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela
                                                                                  ff General language
        ff French                                                                 ff Business
              ƒƒ France, Canada, Switzerland, Guadeloupe                          ff Specific requirements (finance, HR, law, technology,
        ff German                                                                    IT, etc.)
              ƒƒ Germany, Austria, Switzerland                                 Transportation
        ff Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hungarian, Greek, Dutch,                    ff Plane, train or bus, taxi or other connecting service
           Portuguese                                                                from the airport

      Target group                                                             Accommodation
                                                                                  ff With a family, or in a hotel or apartment
        ff Managers
        ff Adults                                                              Insurance
        ff Young people                                                           ff Travel insurance and cancellation insurance
        ff Children
      Intensity of teaching                                                    Visa
        ff 20—40 hours / week                                                     ff For countries where a visa is required, we will help you
                                                                                     with the paperwork

PREPARATION OF THE COURSE

    NEEDS                   OFFERS                 SELECTION                INFORMATION                DEPARTURE
                                                                                                                                 RETURN
   ANALYSIS                + PRICES                OF COURSE                  PACKAGE                   + COURSE

ƒƒ Determining your    ƒƒ Information about   ƒƒ 3–4 weeks before        ƒƒ 1–2 weeks before        ƒƒ Start of training    ƒƒ Back on
   expectations and       the location,          departure                  departure                  + feedback              Saturday or
   requirements           school, course      ƒƒ Ordering and            ƒƒ Details of the trip     ƒƒ Teaching                Sunday
                                                 payment                    (address of your        ƒƒ Accompanying         ƒƒ Obtaining
                                                                            accommodation,             programme               detailed
                                                                            map of the city,        ƒƒ End of course           feedback
                                                                            where to be and
                                                                            when, plane tickets,
                                                                            insurance etc.)

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FAVOURITE DESTINATIONS
ECS SCOTLAND - EDINBURGH
ff lessons in small groups
ff courses for demanding clients
ff located in the centre of Edinburgh
ff courses which mainly focus on conversation

ECS Scotland
European Communication Services Scotland (ECS) was established
in 1995, it is recognised by the British Council and is a member
of the UK English Association. This family school focuses on the
most demanding clients. ECS Scotland is located in the centre of
Edinburgh in a three-storey renovated building dating from the 18th
century. The school has 5 classrooms, a clubroom and a study with
a library and Wi-Fi.

Edinburgh
Recognised as the capital of Scotland since at least the 15th century,
Edinburgh is home to the Scottish Parliament and the seat of the
monarchy in Scotland. Historically part of Midlothian, the city has
long been a centre of education. Its historical and cultural attractions
have made it the United Kingdom’s second most popular tourist
destination, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

Courses:                             Accommodation:
                                      ff Family
ff Group (intensity
                                      ff Family executive
   15 – 20 lessons / week)
ff Individual (intensity
   15 – 25 lessons / week)
ff Combined group and
   individual

           PRICE

           from 20 100 Kč / week
           The price stated is for one week without VAT.

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