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English for Freelancers: Communication Skills II

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

The full course includes

  1. 1.1 Offering alternatives
  2. 1.2 Emails for saying 'no'
  3. 1.3 Communication differences with saying ‘no’
  4. Module 1 Practice
  5. 2.1 Planning a presentation I
  6. 2.2 Planning a presentation II
  7. 2.3 Signposting language for presentations
  8. Module 2 Practice
  9. 3.1 Effective brainstorming
  10. 3.2 Sharing your ideas
  11. 3.3 Giving feedback on ideas
  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 language and strategies for saying 'no' while keeping the door open, and effective techniques for giving presentations and brainstorming ideas. This course covers modules 8 to 10 of our longer English for Freelancers course. Want to learn more? Try one of our other mini-courses: English for Freelancers: Getting Started English for Freelancers: Communication Skills I English for Freelancers: Upskilling This course was created by British Council in partnership with Gaza Sky Geeks.

What you will learn
  • Language for turning down work or renegotiating deadlines
  • Language for presentations for presenting with confidence
  • How to prepare engaging content in a presentation
  • How to know your audience
  • Differences between online and face-to-face presentations
  • How to collaborate through brainstorming and planning
The full course includes
  1. 1.1 Offering alternatives
  2. 1.2 Emails for saying 'no'
  3. 1.3 Communication differences with saying ‘no’
  4. Module 1 Practice
  5. 2.1 Planning a presentation I
  6. 2.2 Planning a presentation II
  7. 2.3 Signposting language for presentations
  8. Module 2 Practice
  9. 3.1 Effective brainstorming
  10. 3.2 Sharing your ideas
  11. 3.3 Giving feedback on ideas
  12. Module 3 Practice

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