English for Meetings and Negotiations

English for Meetings and Negotiations

Why should you attend our Specialised English Course for meetings and negotiations?

In today’s global economy virtually all key roles within an organisation require the ability to communicate effectively in Meetings and Negotiations, either internally with colleagues or externally with clients or suppliers. Increasingly there is the need for this communication to be in English, the international language of business. It is important to be able to communicate with colleagues, clients and suppliers in Business English which is clear, well-structured and persuasive. Business English in Meetings and Negotiations has become an invaluable skill.
Being aware of the cross cultural aspects of International Meetings and Negotiations is also a vital factor in being successful. Understanding, managing and agreeing the expectations of participants will contribute to the success of a meeting.

English for Meetings and Negotiations

Turning Theory into Practice

Key in our series of Specialist Group Programmes, this course encourages participants to develop their language skills in situations and contexts relevant to their professional work. The programme will be based around the needs of the participants, developing language skills through practice Meetings and Negotiations, vocabulary development, language analysis, active listening practice, extensive role-plays and frequent group and individual feedback. Participants will also discuss the Cultural Aspects of meetings and their expectations of how meetings work and the associated decision-making process.

Practical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:

The Role of Meetings

  • Analysing cross-cultural aspects
  • What should the meeting achieve
  • Evaluating what makes a successful Meeting
  • Golden rules for success

Preparing the Meeting

  • Preparatory documentation
  • Establishing aims
  • Key principles and stages
  • Agreeing the outcome
  • Defining your bottom line

The Language of Meetings

  • Opening and closing meetings
  • Agreeing and disagreeing
  • Clarifying and confirming
  • Interrupting and dealing with interruptions
  • Clarifying your position and asking for clarification
  • Interrupting and dealing with interruptions
  • Active listening skills – tone and meaning
  • Non-verbal communication – body language

Chairing a Meeting

  • Managing the process
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Using diplomatic language
  • Challenging and defending an opinion
  • Summarising and concluding


  • Applying the golden rules of negotiation
  • Phrases used in negotiation
  • Setting parameters
  • Making concessions
  • Assertion vs aggression
  • Proposing and bargainingPractical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:Applying the golden rules of negotiation
  • Phrases used in negotiation
  • Setting parameters
  • Making concessions
  • Assertion vs aggression
  • Proposing and bargaining

Practical Application

  • Role-plays and practice negotiations
  • Individual and group feedback
  • Recording for self-assessment
  • Discussion of inter-cultural factors

Benefits to you from our Specialised English Course

  • Improving your English language skills for greater success in meetings and negotiations
  • Recognising the key stages of a negotiation
  • Individual feedback on your language skills
  • Perfecting your skills in English to be more persuasive and effective
  • Building on your skills in preparing for the meeting and anticipating the language necessary
  • Increasing your confidence when using English with clients and colleagues
  • Increasing your awareness of working successfully in a cross cultural environment
  • Fast tracking the development in your overall language ability

Bet on language development and changes for the better!

Our English language course for Meetings and Negotiations is for professional and business people who need to use English in international meetings and negotiations and wish to do so more effectively and persuasively.

Sign up for our course now to increase your possibilities in English-speaking communication, and thus improve your work and develop your professional career.