Do you ever worry that you sound too direct when expressing your thoughts and ideas in English?
Our online English conversation lesson “Polite and Diplomatic English” with a qualified British teacher is a unique opportunity to learn how to get your message across in a diplomatic way, allowing you to build solid and effective working relationships based on mutual respect.
English language is well known for being overly polite and if your goal is to become a part of that culture, practising how to make basics statements and requests in a less directive way, is very important.
The biggest challenge for many non-native speakers is how to sound diplomatic when communicating in English. Is it a cultural thing or can non-native speakers actually learn to be diplomatic?
The good news is that there are specific techniques that will allow you to get a much more successful response from native speakers than you might have had before.
We will share with you ten key suggestions which you will be able to easily apply during your conversations. Practise English conversation online with one of our native English teachers and see your confidence improve as you become more fluent!
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Polite and Diplomatic English: what we will help you achieve
– Soften your use of language and make it sound more polite
– Turn your suggestions into questions/negatives to come across in a more diplomatic manner
– Use expressions to prepare the listener for receiving ‘bad news’
– Make it difficult for listeners to disagree with your point of view or be offended
What you will learn:
– How to use modals, negatives and questions to sound more polite
– How to play for time in order to come across in a less dogmatic or offensive way
– How to avoid making general statements
– How to offer polite alternatives to arrangements
– How to sound less direct
– How to use voice emphasis to add meaning
– Learn politically correct language