Classes « Catalyst Communication

By: Catalyst Communication  09-12-2011
Keywords: Advanced Course

Classes « Catalyst Communication

Breaking the Language Barrier

Catalyst Communication provides custom classes or pre-designed classes. All classes are modified to meet the needs of your employees. Here are some of our more popular classes:

Pronouncing Clearly
This course focuses on key pronunciation issues that have the greatest impact on listener understanding, such as, sounds, intonation, sentence rhythm, and stress. Key pronunciation “hot spots” are identified and weak areas are specifically targeted and addressed. Each participant will receive individualized feedback from the instructor and practice assignments for home study. Those who complete this course successfully will find that they can speak more clearly and that people will understand them more easily.
Speaking Accurately and Clearly
People can misunderstand the message when a speaker makes too many grammatical errors. This course helps participants improve their oral grammar so they can speak more accurately. Critical grammatical areas, such as how to ask questions clearly, use tense & time reference accurately, use he/she appropriately and express conditions effectively, are explained and practised. Pronunciation will continue to be addressed at this level. Those who complete this course successfully will find that they can express themselves more accurately and that people will understand them more readily.
Communicating Effectively
Many participants have acceptable grammar, but don’t know how communicate successfully in the interpersonal world. This course teaches participants how to make small talk appropriately, how to ask for information politely, how to contribute to a meeting effectively, and interrupt a conversation respectfully. This course helps participants become more effective communicators at work by focusing on courtesy, convention, and the cultural norms and habits of English. Those who complete this course successfully will find that they receive increasingly positive response from those around them.
Writing Effectively
Speaking Persuasively and Confidently
Many participants are able to cope in daily life, but have a hard time using English persuasively. This advanced course helps participants develop a subtler understanding of the nuances of English. Clients will learn to negotiate, persuade, complain, suggest, refuse, and sell themselves effectively. Participants will get many opportunities to speak and to develop the confidence to express themselves more assertively and fluently. Those who complete this course successfully will find they are more able to get what they want and create win-win situations.

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Keywords: Advanced Course

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Small Talk « Catalyst Communication

As she worked mainly with her computer at work and spoke Chinese at home, she had limited opportunities to practice the language and gain confidence. Although small talk is not normally considered “Business English” is vitally important in the Business world. She didn’t speak up at meetings, rarely talked to co-workers and felt nervous talking to her manager.


Focus « Catalyst Communication

They get many opportunities speak and to develop the confidence they need to take their English out into the real world. Many learners have acceptable grammar, but they don’t know how to use the language in the real world. Many learners are able to cope in daily life, but have a hard time using English persuasively. These are some of the courses participants can take with Catalyst Communication. Speaking Strategies in the Real World.


Diversity Coaching « Catalyst Communication

These two workshops will address what management can do to support the language and cultural learning that these employees need to undergo in order to be even more effective contributors to their workplace. We will investigate how small changes in how managers communicate information can lead to significant increases in comprehension and effectiveness.


Language Coaching « Catalyst Communication

Language Coaching is designed for people who speak English as a Second Language and want to hone their language, communication and cultural knowledge in order to become even more effective contributors to their organization. Regular English Language training teaches effective communication skills, however, there is no follow-up to see if people are transferring the knowledge from the classroom into real life situations.


Options « Catalyst Communication

The individual coaching also allows clients to explore and improve larger communication issues that aren’t specifically ESL issues, such as the ability to say no, or the ability to effectively work with colleagues or direct reports. Clients can benefit from a group environment in a few ways: they can learn from each other, they can practice with each other, and they can support each other outside of class.