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вторник, 17 марта 2015 г.

T-O-N-I-C resume-writing principles: stay in shape!

If your goal is to write a successful resume you should consider these five key factors (they're easy to remember because they spell out the word "TONIC"):

  1. Take time: You only have one chance to impress your potential employer, so putting together a sloppy, last-minute two-pager is not going to help. Take time to think through the following features: design, paper and printer quality, envelope, and envelope labels (if you have to mail it).

вторник, 24 февраля 2015 г.

How to design a winning Business English course: 5 tips and resources

If you're an English teacher and you teach Business English this post is for you! Today I'd like to share 5 tips and resources that will give you infinite ideas on teaching Business English to your students! Business English can be a fun class if you know what you are doing and where you're going. Otherwise it will be something in-between a General English course with a few, limited, Business English resources. 

Your limited resources don't necessarily have to reflect on your teaching. To conduct a superb Business English course, find several resources online and arrange them according to the length of the course, the level of your students, and the relevant topics. The length of the course will determine how many lessons you will have. The level of your students will determine the choice of materials. The topics, relevant to your audience will help you narrow down your range of themes to customize the course for your students. Here're 5 guidelines for you:

пятница, 3 января 2014 г.

14 уроков онлайн в 2014 со скидкой 14%!

Новый год у всех начинается по-разному. Кто-то доедает салаты, кто-то долго рассматривает подарки, кто-то планирует отпуск, кто-то в который раз собирается с друзьями. Как бы мы ни начинали новый год, нас объединяет одно: нам всем хочется чего-то нового, необычного, нестандартного. Онлайн-образование для многих из нас все еще остается тайной за семью печатями: нам кажется, что гораздо эффективнее общаться с преподавателем с глазу на глаз, что выполнять задания и отрабатывать навыки в режиме "онлайн" все-таки сложно, что "наш менталитет" далек от онлайн-методов, и мы продолжаем отдавать предпочтение традиционным методам обучения "за партой". Но если Вы цените свое время, если у Вас на руках маленький ребенок, если Вы хотели бы повысить квалификацию и, соответственно, зарплату, а времени особо нет, то Вы наверняка уже склоняетесь к тому, чтобы учить английский онлайн. Допустим, Вы уже прошли пробный урок на нашей платформе, но по одному занятию определить эффективность сложно, что делать тогда? Сегодня мы хотели бы предложить Вам несколько программ, состоящих из 14 уроков онлайн, направленных на отработку тех или иных навыков. 

Итак, пакеты из 14 занятий в 2014 со скидкой 14%!

пятница, 22 марта 2013 г.

Put Your Dream to the Test: 5 Business English Sessions through OnlinEnglish

Do you have a dream that you have cherished for some time and then just given up? If one of these unattainable dreams for you is mastering English and you haven't brought yourself to realizing it, we can offer you an exciting course that will incorporate the following items:

-- Duo skype sessions (two students) + an English speaker and a leadership expert.
-- A great book to read, discuss, and implement.
-- FIVE 45-minute sessions on Mondays and/or Thursdays at 4 PM Kiev time (6 PM Moscow time)
-- 25% discount on the package!
-- Working from your office or home
-- Communicating with 2 people in English for 45 minutes over a cup of coffee or tea.

This is a great class, and we'd love to give you a free trial lesson to check if you qualify to work with an English speaker. Please, read the list of qualifications below and fill out the form if you feel like you can do it!

понедельник, 28 января 2013 г.

Начнем неделю с юмора

Хоть понедельник и считается тяжелым днем, было бы неплохо разбавить всю его серьезность небольшим количеством юмора. В этом нам, как ни странно, помогают социальные сети, хотя эту информацию следует отфильтровывать. Посмотрев несколько интересных и оригинальных, на мой взгляд, материалов, я решила поделиться некоторыми из них. Вообще-то я не любитель калькировать чужие идеи, но эти оказались неплохие, кроме того, я обязательно их комментирую. Первый продолжит тему, которую я начала пару недель назад об основных фразах делового письма. Это иносказательный перевод значения некоторых английских выражений на русский. Понятное дело, что с юмором. Второй видео-урок, подготовленный американцем Тима Керби (Tim Kirby), живущим в Москве, может показаться кому-то очень грубым, я бы его по-английски охарактеризовала как "original and risque". Тем не менее, на мой взгляд, смысл передачи таков: если хочешь поразить кого-то своими поверхностными знаниями английского, лучше вначале его подучить... Хотя бы фонетику. 

пятница, 17 августа 2012 г.

A Fascinating Interview with George Sandford: Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you the first part of our interview with George Sandford, a Business English Magazine editor, a teacher, writer, and consultant. His textbooks are unique in content and approach. I invite you to read the second part of our interview where Mr. Sandford will share about his experience of working in Poland and say more about his textbook on English for Human Resources Personnel.

Personally, I have never seen a textbook to train HR personnel until I came across your book. Is there a growing demand for this type of English language training or would you call yourself a pioneer? How does this book help an HR manager to excel in her job?

четверг, 16 августа 2012 г.

A Fascinating Interview with George Sandford: Part 1

George Sandford,
image: www.english4hr.com
George Sandford is a Business English tutor and consultant who is originally from England but is now working in Poland. His website, "English4HR", relates his incredible success story: "Born in Manchester and brought up in London, from a childhood of illiteracy and dyslexia, George has made an incredible journey that has taken him through national and commercial radio appearances, community work, international conferences, working with management gurus and publishing with Cambridge University Press." 

I first came across George Sandford's work through some twitter update. Then I started reading his blog, learned more about his textbooks on his website and realized that this teacher's contribution to the Human Resources language training is unique and very valuable! Just a week ago I wrote to him and asked for an interview, and he responded my five questions about his work in Poland, his experience teaching Business English and why it is important, as well as his textbooks. Today I'm posting the first part of our interview, and tomorrow you'll read the rest! This is a unique interview given to OnlinEnglish.

понедельник, 2 января 2012 г.

Learning English for Small Business Owners - top 3 resources

There's nothing better for small business owners than being a part of a greater community. You can find out about new ideas, generate your own ideas, and share them for more meaningful feedback and learning process. Learning English in this situation is no longer a goal in itself, but a means to achieve the goals in whatever you do. As a part of your "New Year's Resolutions" plan, make a commitment to read articles, listen to podcasts and watch videos that will sharpen your business English skills. Here're top 3 suggestions for you:

четверг, 29 декабря 2011 г.

New Year's Tip: How to Land Your Perfect Job

Many of you may have started writing their New Year's resolutions. If you don't know what New Year's resolutions are or, more importantly, how to achieve them, you can read and watch the video here. For those of you already familiar with this concept, I would like to suggest a few tips about landing that perfect job you want. You may have worked at the same office for 10 years and feel just fine, but maybe, somewhere deep within your heart, there's a great longing to do something different. If so, I hope this post will help you as I'm going to share with you 3 tips from the list published by Jay Goltz in New York Times last week. In addition to that, you will have a chance to download my interview with a very accomplished business lady from New Orleans sharing with you how to ace your job interview.

среда, 12 октября 2011 г.

Crafting resume and cover letters. Meeting your employer: Coming Up!

Do you feel confident when writing in English? According to the research conducted by A.V. Basova, writing has long been considered secondary in the process of foreign language acquisition, particularly in Eastern Europe. Personally, I have found myself in a situation when writing even a small email took all of my energy.

вторник, 15 марта 2011 г.

94. Advanced Listening: RSA Animate - what makes us better workers?

We sometimes think that the more money we get as a reward, the better accomplishments at work we will make. However, research shows quite the opposite. While rewarding somebody for completing a tedious, routine task pays off, a project that requires creativity and non-standard thinking must never be motivated by a high reward, otherwise the quality will be poor or the task will never be accomplished at all. Watch the following RSA video to discover how and why such motivation never works. Your comments are welcome. The video is used with the permission of RSA-Animate.

среда, 9 марта 2011 г.

92. Advanced Listening: RSA Animate - The Secret Powers of Time

Did you ever wonder if location (or birthplace) influences the way a person thinks, dreams, works, and lives? The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has attempted to find an answer to this dilemma. This 10-minute presentation will focus on people's thinking patterns, the way thinking determines our choices, actions, and destiny. Please, watch the video and complete the assignments below. This video is only for Upper-Intermediate or Advanced level students. This video is used with the permission of RSA-Animate.

суббота, 11 декабря 2010 г.

73. English for Managers and Business Consultants: New Year's Resolutions

There is a very common New Year's tradition in English-speaking countries. On the New Year's Eve people write down a list of their New Year's resolutions (goals or plans) that they would like to achieve in the coming year. Some want to lose weight, others to gain it. Some resolve to start working out on January 1, while others decide to go on a vacation to some exotic country. At the end of the year such list with New Year's resolutions is reviewed again to see what has been achieved. Have you written your list yet?

However, one of the most challenging tasks is not to write the list, but to "stick to it". The business consultant in the following video gives some practical advice on how to attain your New Year's resolutions. Please, watch the video and complete the assignment below.

понедельник, 11 октября 2010 г.

40. Human Resources : Types of Outplacement Companies

39: Human Resources : Tips for Motivating Employees

38. English for Managers and Business Consultants: Motivating Employees: New Employee Syndrome

37. English for Managers and Business Consultants: Employee Motivation: Instant Employee Morale Booster

36. English for Managers and Business Consultants: Employee Motivation: Elements of Greatness

31. English for Managers and Business Consultants: Fear of Failure

30. English for Managers and Business Consultants (Reading):Ten Tips for Stress Management