Oral Business English

A 10-week Professional Education workshop with Lia Kalianos, MA

When: September 13 – November 22 2019, every Friday 18:00 – 21:00

Where: The American College of Greece Aghia Paraskevi Campus?(6 Gravias Str., 153 42, Aghia Paraskevi)

Language of Instruction: English

Audience: By registration only


The Oral Business English program is our hugely popular 30-hour specialist training course for?professionals?wishing?to?improve?oral?fluency?and accuracy as well as extend their business English vocabulary range.??It?involves carefully structured?highly?interactive workshops and covers topics of interest to today’s business professionals.

Who is this?course?for?

The?course?is for professionals from all industries who wish to?gain confidence and strengthen their oral skills in English in order to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts.

Previous participants have included professionals from the following industries: pharma; engineering and construction; banking; the media and entertainment; and energy among many others.

Why Attend?

Success in business hinges on effective communication skills. Developing oral competency in a business environment is crucial for communicating ideas, persuading, building relationships, increasing productivity?and much more. This course will allow participants?to?improve their oral skills in a?dedicated learning environment with working professions?having similar?goals.? The course also provides training on:

  • Improving pronunciation for enhanced?intelligibility?(challenging English sounds, word stress, sentence stress, connected?speech,?intonation)
  • Presentation skills
  • Building grammar competency
  • Developing effective?learning strategies

The group size is strictly limited to 16 participants.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this?program, participants will be better?able to:

  • Talk about themselves, their role and their company
  • Express ideas/opinions?clearly and convincingly
  • Participate in?discussions on a range of?business-related topics
  • Actively contribute to meetings
  • Build relationships by socializing and networking?confidently
  • Deliver effective presentations

Certificate of?Participation

In?order to?be awarded the Certificate of Participation from the Deree – School of Graduate and Professional Education, participants need to attend 70% of the course, complete 7 online tasks and deliver a short presentation in week 10.


The course runs for 10 consecutive weeks and consists of a 3-hour workshop per week
(30?contact hours in total).

Seminar Fees

Regular single participant fee: 260

A 10% discount (€234 per participant) is available for members of the ACG community, Professional Education past participants, companies who register two or more employees and unemployed.

Lia Kalianos, DELTA MA CertIBET

Lia is a bilingual DELTA-qualified Business English Trainer in the School of Graduate and Professional Education at Deree – The American College of Greece. For nearly 20 years, she has provided business English skills training, as well as taught English for Specific Purposes as well as English for Academic Purposes in a wide range of professional and educational contexts, both face-to-face and blended. She has valuable experience of designing and facilitating open group and in-house Business English Training courses.

Lia holds certification in teaching adults (Cambridge DELTA), Business English Training (Trinity College London) and Intercultural Training (IH London).

She has earned BA(Hons) and MA degrees from University College London (UCL), The University of London.

For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1332 or email [email protected].

Oral Business English can be taken in conjunction with Business English Skills?and English for Tourism.

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