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English for Freelancers: Communication Skills I

By British Council
12 Lessons
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English for Freelancers: Communication Skills I Lessons

The full course includes

  1. 1.1 What makes a good meeting?
  2. 1.2 Interrupting
  3. 1.3 Language for meetings
  4. Module 1 Practice
  5. 2.1 Negotiating availability
  6. 2.2 Negotiating deadlines
  7. 2.3 Negotiating pay
  8. Module 2 Practice
  9. 3.1 Problems getting paid
  10. 3.2 Language for problems and solutions
  11. 3.3 Solving problems
  12. Module 3 Practice

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The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.


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Course overview

Are you starting out as a freelancer and looking to work in the international market? Maybe you're already a freelancer and want to increase your network of clients? Either way, this is the course for you! As well as teaching you useful language for scenarios you will meet as a freelancer, you will also learn ways to collaborate effectively in meetings, how to negotiate, as well as language and strategies for dealing with problems and issues. This course covers modules 5 to 7 of our longer English for Freelancers course. Want to continue your learning? Try one of our other mini-courses: English for Freelancers: Getting Started English for Freelancers: Communication Skills II English for Freelancers: Upskilling This course was created in partnership with Gaza Sky Geeks.

What you will learn
  • Language for participating in meetings, interrupting and making suggestions
  • How to negotiate deadlines and pay
  • How negotiation differs in written and oral communication
  • Language to navigate and solve issues, including accepting criticism, scope/task changes mid project, responding to feedback
  • When to use formal and informal language
  • Problem solving skills
The full course includes
  1. 1.1 What makes a good meeting?
  2. 1.2 Interrupting
  3. 1.3 Language for meetings
  4. Module 1 Practice
  5. 2.1 Negotiating availability
  6. 2.2 Negotiating deadlines
  7. 2.3 Negotiating pay
  8. Module 2 Practice
  9. 3.1 Problems getting paid
  10. 3.2 Language for problems and solutions
  11. 3.3 Solving problems
  12. Module 3 Practice

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