It can be difficult to introduce yourself – especially at work!
You might be having just that problem. Learn the language to introduce yourself!
First of all, I would like to welcome you to Business English Space! Thanks for joining me to improve your Business English.
To start with, we should look at some salient features of this specific course:
Should you wish to practise your English or prepare yourself for a meeting/interview/presentation you may also purchase Skype Sessions. In these Skype Sessions we can merely talk to practise or you can send me details before the meeting/interview/presentation to enable me to prepare myself for the sessions.
“There is greater recognition that business English is not ‘native-speaker’ English”EVAN FRENDO, an ESP specialist (teaching English for a specific purpose to i.e. people already in employment, with reference to the particular vocabulary and skills they need)
“Many people have researched how best to learn a language and the results are really not that surprising. First, we know that almost anyone can learn a language — all it takes is a lot of time and motivation.EVAN FRENDO, an ESP specialist (teaching English for a specific purpose to i.e. people already in employment, with reference to the particular vocabulary and skills they need) said:
2. More about the course:
An exercise is probably a good way to start the course:
I would like to introduce myself but in a way where you ask me questions to arrive at one of the exact answers below in the quiz. Once you have read the first paragraph, find out more about me by asking the questions in the quiz. Read the next paragraph and then do the quiz.
My name is Dirk Le Roux. I’m South African, born in Pretoria, the capital of South Africa. My mother tongue (or language) is Afrikaans, similar to Dutch. English is the accepted language in South Africa for government, business, and education communication. Mostly Afrikaans-speaking people grew up speaking both Afrikaans and English, they are therefore bi-lingual.
I’ve made a video basically repeating what is in this Introduction. The reason is to allow you to see what I look like and to relate to me in a relaxed and easy-going manner. My main aim is that you converse in a relaxed way and enjoy communicating in English.
The aim of the quiz is twofold: Firstly to get to know a little about me, and secondly to encourage you to practise asking questions. Do the quiz “Let us meet” at bottom of the page (under Lesson Content or in the left sidebar) now and afterwards write me a short self-introduction and submit it for evaluation (submit it below). Follow the following structure for your self-introduction:
Before writing your self-introduction please have a look at the video below.