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Broaden Your Horizons, Study Business English

Broaden Your Horizons, Study Business English

/ By: Goen Cabatuan /

I have been teaching English in Philinter for quite some time and so far everything has lived up to my expectations.? The school offers the best educational system and has a real quality teaching force to back it up.? Without sugar coating it, this school is indeed one, if not, the best school here in Cebu.

I consider myself lucky, to have been chosen as a business teacher here.? It is an honor in itself to be a part of this institution, how much more being a teacher of the crowning glory of this school, the Business English Course.

This course has been gaining more popularity because of the effectiveness and usefulness it gives specially to professional individuals.? Yes, it is best for business people but the skills and techniques a student can learn from the course are valuable assets that any individual can utilize to improve their quality of life.? More students are interested to take the course to explore and learn even more about the English language.? This makes me happy since the more students the more I can teach.? It is fulfilling to have a job you are passionate about so to any foreign student out there let me help your horizons and let us grow together and learn together here in Philinter.

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BUSINESS COURSE CAN BE VERY INTERESTING

BUSINESS COURSE CAN BE VERY INTERESTING

/ By: Joshua A. Densing /

 

In many people, business has played an important part not only in the business world but also with the English learners. At first, teaching business was not so easy; hence some students were not very familiar with the topic. It was a challenge for me to teach them every day. However, as time went by, it became easier. I learnt how to get the students attention by formulating examples that are relevant to their previous job. As a result, they were able to appreciate what business course is. Many students have made positive feedback about the course, how it helped them improve their self-confidence and unlock their knowledge about the world. It may have been hard at first, but at the end, the sense of fulfilment of seeing students learn and see the world is priceless. Thus, business English is a course where everyone can enhance their full potential. Join Us! and experience the other side of business English!

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Five Golden Rules for Chair People

“Five Golden Rules for Chair People”

/ By: Jack L. Deiparine /

1. Time is gold in meetings. At business meetings, never let a discussion run on pointlessly.? If you cannot have a concession within the time of the meeting, cut the discussion short and continue it in a later meeting. But if you need to reach an agreement today, be honest and tell your colleagues that they will need to sit there until the job is done.

2. Call meetings within office hours. If you want your participants to be enthusiastic at meetings, don’t ever call them outside office hours. Scheduling a meeting for evenings or weekends is big NO-NO!

3. Business is business. Small talking is part of the meeting to break the ice but too much of it will not let you get down to business. As the chair of the meeting, you must control the flow of the meeting and direct everyone to focus on the purpose. When you’re in the middle of the meeting, don’t let someone change the subject to basketball again.

4. Preparation is the key. Giving the participants time to prepare is vital in having a fruitful meeting. It is one of the roles of the chair to be an organizer. As an organizer, you must circulate the agenda before the meeting. With prior notice, participants will come to your meeting having thought about your agenda and come up with solutions to problems.

5. Autonomous approach should be observed on meetings.? The only point in bringing people together for a meeting is to let them discuss an issue. Thus, meetings should have a creative and open atmosphere so that your participants can make interesting contributions to the discussion.

 

Follow these simple rules and it is certain that you will have an effective and productive business meeting.

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Taking Risks

“Taking Risks”

/ By: Salome D. Tubog /

I’ve been teaching at Philinter for almost 4 years now.? At first, I felt it was difficult for me to adjust to the environment and to the people that surround me.? However, I slowly adapted to this changed when I was given the privilege to teach Business classes.? In this course, I have had the great opportunity to handle different levels of students.

So, I shouldn’t be afraid to take risks.? As one of the business teachers, it’s a great challenge to teach students from different nationalities that are willing to learn, take a risk and be challenged in this very interesting and challenging course!

 

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Pushed Beyond the Limit

 

“Pushed Beyond the Limit”

/ By: Garrick Nehls /

When I walked into my BBC Class yesterday, I was reminded of the Walking Dead. My students looked like zombies. Apparently, they were weighed down by the pressures of the many projects that need to be completed within the week: Presentations, reports, interviews, and meetings, amongst a host of other tasks that are a pre-requisite to the certificate of completion.

 

Such is the life of a Business English student.

 

The Business course is known for being a great challenge to our students. Much time must be spent to meet the demands of the rigorous course. At around 1am last night, there were 4 students who were burning the midnight candles in the study hall. All of them belonged to the business English department.

 

Of course, the stress and the pressures do not come without rewards. We have never had a student who didn’t feel grateful for the experience. In one way or another, the language immersion and the wealth of communication skills developed within the 4 to 8 weeks of the course have always left the learner with a sense of satisfaction and great accomplishment, having been pushed beyond their limits, maximising their language capabilities.

 

If you’re up for the challenge, do join us! It won’t be easy, but the rewards are great.

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A New Face in Business

“A New Face in Business”
/ By: Kent Abapo /

Upon my arrival here at Philinter, I really haven’t had any idea of what the business course is really all about. I just thought it is one of those “special” courses that has been offered by the school. But then, I’ve got the chance when I was offered to handle business classes. Trainings were given and they gave me a broader approach on how business classes really work. The word “boring” and “difficult” were very different when I was already learning it. The training was a fun and optimistic, so teaching business was never really a difficulty to me. The business course is filled with competitive and advance preparations for students who are aiming for improvement in English as a part of their profession. So, the business team has the competitiveness to teach and the willingness to improve future students. What are you waiting for? Join us! At Philinter, business learning and fun can be one!

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Resume and Interview

“Resume and Interview”

By: Ruby Ann N. Amoin

The students who take up Resume and Interview subject are those that have their next plans targeted on getting the ideal job right after studying in Philinter. These students are usually by now assured with their common application of the language skill but are immensely worried about the fact of going through the hiring process awaiting them.

To resolve the concern, these students take the Resume and Interview subject in the Business Course for one month. The first and half weeks are spent on composing and organizing their resume with the supervision of the teacher. The teacher instructs the right way of achieving the right resume. To attain this is to make a resume that fits the company’s standard they aim to apply.

After the resume, job interview training starts. The lessons mainly include the etiquette and approaches or techniques in answering job interview questions. The teacher makes sure to limit the student’s answers to perfection.

After the classroom practices,atest is conducted. This involves appraisal of the resume and an actualscheduled interview by the Human Resources Department in Philinter. The production of the student’s resume and interview will be rated based on the international grading system, CEFR, in which the final rating will be printed on his/her Transcript of Records handed out upon graduation.

With the support of the Resume and Interview subject, these students definitely grow into much more confident individuals in winning their dream career.

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Business Writing and Correspondence

“Business Writing and Correspondence”

/ By: Ruby Ann N. Amoin /

 

Business Writing and Correspondence is a subject required for the Advanced Business Course. In this subject, students are taught of the rules in doing correspondence. However, first and foremost, they should review the basics of writing and then they will be trained on how to compose formal and neutral letters. Writing with these two tones are done by using polite phrases and expressions imparted in the lesson.

The students are given writing activities using the specific formats and guidelines of each type of correspondence. In the class, almost all writing activities are given as homework and checked in the classroom together with the student the next day.

 

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Business Correspondence as a subject

“Business Correspondence as a subject”

/By:? Maryvic S. Bernardo/

Business course, particularly Business Correspondence is an easy subject for most students taking the course.? It is because they are very familiar on e-mailing, as it is the trend today to communicate in this manner.? More often, what I teach in class are phrases and words that are commonly used in the business world.? Moreover, I classify these into 2 types, the formal and the informal.? Another thing they have to learn in this course is the polite way to exchange information, even when things are not going according to plan.? In other words, in business, one has to be diplomatic no matter what the circumstances are.

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“Why Business English?”

Why Business English?

/ By: Joshua A. Densing /

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Business English course is ideal for students who want to develop the English language skills needed to communicate effectively in the exciting world of business.? Philinter’s Business English classes focus on and introduce languages associated with the global nature of business in areas such as customer service, job satisfaction, building relationships and the likes.

Increase your business English vocabularies and put them into practice in topics related to presentations, written exercises, as well as, simulated business meetings.? It is significant to understand that this course is not only for advanced students but also to students who have just started in their career.

??????????? The world is run by business will it be in technology, marketing, manufacturing and etc. That’s why Philinter’s Business course is made not just to help but also to motivate those aspiring people who want to be renowned in the world of business.