BUMN BUSINESS ENGLISH CONVERSATION PROGRAM

A short course to develop productive skills enabling professionals to analyze, improve and provide solution to day-to-day work activities using English.

Program Objectives

  • Building confidence and motivation
  • Developing holistic language awareness in the key areas of structure, register, pronunciation and lexis
  • Activating critical thinking skills
  • Implementing active listening techniques
  • Exploring communication strategies

Program Outline

 No  Business Topic  Business Skills  Language Focus
 1  Organizational Profile  Introduction, Discussing Professional Activity  Providing Factual Information
 2  Getting Up To Date  Discussing Current Project & Development  Activities In Progress
 3 SWOT Analysis  Discussing Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, & Threats  Comparing, Contrasting, Agreeing & Disagreeing
 4 Problems & Solutions  Sharing Problems & Discussing Solutions, Handling Complaints  Giving Opinions, Agreeing & Disagreeing
 5  Cultural Awareness  Anticipating Problems & Preparing Solutions  Vocabulary On Cultures, Making Suggestions, Offering Advices
 6    FINAL PRESENTATION

 

Session 1: Organizational profiles

Introduction, discussing professional activities

What?

  • Doing introduction properly
  • Talking about one’s role in an organization or company
  • The Do’s and Dont’s in business meetings

How

  • Role play
  • Brainstorming
  • Discussions

Role Play

At the end of the session, participants should be able to do a proper introduction and talk about his / her role at work.

 

Session 2: Getting up to date

Discussing current projects and development

What?

  • Reporting progress
  • Discussing issues in projects

How

  • Web search
  • Brainstorming
  • Discussions
  • Role Play

Goal

At the end of the session, participants should be able to talk and discuss about current issues and developing projects at work.

 

Session 3: SWOT analysis

Discussing strength, weakness, opportunities, and threats

What?

  • Doing self SWOT analysis
  • Doing SWOT analysis to company

How

  • Understanding printed materials
  • Brainstorming
  • Discussions
  • Role Play

Goal

At the end of the session, participants should be able to do self SWOT analysis and give suggestions to each other. Afterwards, do a SWOT analysis on the business and make recommendations for change and development.

 

Session 4: Problems and Solutions

Sharing problems and discussing solutions, handling complaints

What?

  • Sharing problems at work
  • Coming up with solutions

How

  • Sharing sessions
  • Brainstorming
  • Discussions
  • Role Play

Goal

At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify, analyze, share and provide a solution to problems.

 

Session 5: Cultural awareness

Anticipating problems and preparing solutions

What?

  • Dealing with foreigner
  • Being familiar with International business
    etiquette

How

  • Web search
  • Brainstorming
  • Discussions
  • Role Play

Goal

At the end of the session, participants should be able to deal with foreigners in an international business setting by exhibiting an understanding of business etiquette

 

Session 6: Final presentation

Bringing it all together

  • In this session, participants will conduct a presentation about an integrated topic related to SWOT analysis, world business culture, and business practice.
  • Participants will be assessed based on their fluency and coherence, interactive communication, vocabulary range, and grammatical accuracy.