Delta Publishing Catalogue

Meetings

Delta Business Communication Skills


Author: David King

ISBN: 9781905085187

Level:B1-B2

Everyone has to attend meetings as part of everyday business life – and many of these meetings are conducted in English.

Meetings aims to help learners of Business English develop the skills and language needed to participate in meetings where English is the medium of communication, whether listening to other participants, making points or acting as chair.

The book practices language and skills in the following areas:

  • Opening a meeting
  • Presenting information
  • Problem-solving
  • Explaining and clarifying
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Summarizing and closing

Meetings is designed to help learners at pre-intermediate and intermediate levels master the key communication skills  required in international business English today. It provides six core units, each containing these sections:

  • warmer to raise awareness of the skills involved in effective communication and to introduce different strategies for developing these skills.
  • presentation and practice of core language connected to each skill.
  • over to you, which allows students to apply what they have learned to their real-life work situation.

In addition, the book contains:

  • a needs analysis to help learners to think about their strengths and weaknesses in English and to identify and prioritize their learning needs
  • a personal learning journal to help students monitor their learning during the course
  • a review to help consolidate the language work students have done in each unit
  • a reference section listing the vocabulary, grammar and phrases covered in each unit
  • an answer key, including suggested answers and audio scripts

Meetings is designed for classroom use, but is also suitable for self-study.

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David King

I started teaching English on a UK-government-sponsored scheme in the West Indies, where I also gained a Diploma in Education. After spells back in English secondary schools and also in Spain, I joined the Eurocentre organisation and worked as teacher, trainer and finally, Director of Studies, mainly in Brighton. During that time I gained the UCLES Dip.TEFL and an MA TEFL from Reading University.

On leaving Eurocentres in 2000, I have worked as a freelance trainer, editor and author of materials. My experience in writing and editing is fairly wide-ranging, covering both Business and General English (EFL and ESOL) books and courses, as well as educational materials for the Open University. Additionally, I have an interest in e-learning and the creation of effective online materials, having been involved in the development of several courses for various publishers.

As a trained counsellor, my other professional interest is in the area of counselling skills and their application in the classroom and the workplace, most particularly in terms of how we can better listen to each other. I have run a number of workshops on this topic for teachers and managers.

I live on the south coast in a house directly facing the sea, and much of my spare time is spent in a rather hopeless struggle to prevent said house falling to bits in the face of both the best and the worst of weather that we experience here!