Archive for March 2013

Sunday 31 March 2013

Making sense of conflict in international projects

by Bob Dignen

Working in international projects is challenging, and with challenge comes the likelihood of conflict. Professionals working in projects need to understand the sources of potential conflict and have a range of solutions at their disposal to minimise risks to project goals. With this in mind, it can be useful to think about strategies to manage […]

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Wednesday 27 March 2013

What language skills do we need?

by Steve Flinders

It’s generally recognised that people working internationally need good language skills. But what does this mean? I think that we need quite a range of skills for international working and international communication and here are some of the areas where I think we need to develop ourselves and the people we train. 1 We need […]

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Sunday 24 March 2013

ELTons 2013!

by Helen Beesley

We’ve been shortlisted for the ELTons 2013! Watch this space for news of how A Handbook of Spoken Grammar by Ken Paterson, Caroline Caygill and Rebecca Sewell gets on in the ‘Innovation in learner resources’ category at the awards on 22nd May.

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Thursday 21 March 2013

Trainer’s notes for IME series

by Helen Beesley

Free Trainer’s notes are now available to accompany each unit of Leading People and Managing Projects  from the International Management English series. To download these visit the Resources area.

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Tuesday 19 March 2013

A Handbook of Spoken Grammar

by Helen Beesley

"...a superb spoken grammar." Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, September 2012 Spoken English is now recognized as having its own “grammar” which is not covered in traditional language practice material. Using recent corpus research into spoken English the Handbook of Spoken Grammar teaches learners to speak more naturally, using the patterns that native speakers use when speaking English.

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