Global Bridge offers a series of weekly open enrollment courses on a variety of different language communication skills. These courses will hold a maximum of 4 people and will be delivered by the same trainer each week. Each course will run for a period of 24 weeks and materials and participants are allocated into groups based on level and needs. We are currently offering the following weekly courses;
Weekly workshops are ideal for those people who have little opportunity to use English or want to improve their communication skills in general. The weekly format allows ample time for review, which means the improvement of participants is likely to be lasting, making this an effective choice for training. We currently offer the following 8 courses;
1. Business Communication
An excellent entry-level program for those new to business English,this 24-lesson (48hour) package covers all fundamental business English skills, including effective listening, business introductions, telephone manner, entertaining foreign guests, explaining your company and job and many others. A feature of Global Bridge training is flexibility, so we provide the language to do everything in a formal, semi-formal and casual manner.
2. Socializing and Networking
Another excellent entry-level program for those unfamiliar with business English, as the focus is on interacting with business partners in a social setting. This 24-lesson (48hour) package covers such contents as business dinners, entertaining foreign visitors, explaining Japanese culture, making good relationships, storytelling, humor and much more. Especially good for those who have little opportunity to use English or are not acquainted with English conversation.
3. Meeting & Discussion
A more challenging course for those people actively using English in their workplace or who are expecting to do so in the future, this 24-lesson (48hour) package covers many important discussion techniques, such as clarification skills, giving logical opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, facilitating meetings, decision making, asking questions, persuading others and many others. This is an excellent course for learning how to conduct meetings effectively and efficiently, as the skills learned here are directly transferable to the workplace.
A very challenging course for those working in global companies that have to conduct teleconferences with colleagues or partners overseas. This 24-lesson (48hour) package covers the core elements of meetings and discussion listed above but adds the dimension of teleconferencing, with such skills as opening and closing teleconferences, explaining without visual aids, managing conflict, facilitating conferences and dealing with difficulties. Each lesson will contain a teleconference with other classmates or trainers in different rooms.
Another challenging course for those people who require presentations for their work, or who wish to express themselves in a more attractive or appealing manner, this 24-lesson (48hour) package contains such contents as analyzing your audience, deciding contents, structuring arguments, persuading, presenting with impact, engaging your audience, managing Q&A sessions and many others. This is an excellent course for those with solid communication skills looking to progress to the next level.
Possibly the most challenging open enrolment course, our negotiation course is ideal for those who have to negotiate in English with colleagues, partners or customers. This 24-lesson (48hour) package covers key elements such as building rapport, establishing credibility, presenting requests, bargaining, giving options, sealing the deal, preparation and strategy, dealing with conflict and many others. This is recommended for those with good communication skills who are looking to communicate more logically and effectively.
7. E-Mail Writing
An extremely effective course available to all people who use e-mail for their business, yet are worried about the quality of their e-mails or seem to take too long to write them. This 24-lesson (48hour) package covers the fundamentals of e-mail writing, how to write in different tones, plus provides structure and language for core e-mail functions such as requesting, thanking, apologizing, making appointments, informing and many others. A feature of Global Bridge training is flexibility, so we provide the language to do everything in a formal, semi-formal and casual manner.
8. Technical English
A challenging yet highly practical course for those who are required to discuss technical issues in their work, this 24-lesson (48hour) package covers fundamental technical functions such as technical descriptions, describing processes, giving instructions, explaining features and functions, troubleshooting, project scheduling and many others. The practical nature of this course makes it ideal for engineers or other technical staff.
For those who feel they are not ready for communication skills training, the language side may be a better first step. Again, the weekly format allows ample time for review, which means the improvement of participants is likely to be lasting, making this an effective choice for training. We currently offer the following 4 courses;
For those wishing to build their foundation of grammar, listening and vocabulary, or even for those whose companies have strict requirements, the TOEIC program is a great starting point. This 12-lesson (24hour) course focuses on TOEIC strategies, vocabulary, grammar and listening skills. We provide all textbooks and a daily schedule to monitor improvement, with improvements of 100points+ likely within this timeframe for those willing to study hard.
For those who need to achieve a good BULATS score for company requirements, our Speaking and Writing courses have proven extremely effective. Each course runs for 8-lessons (16-hours) and covers strategies, techniques and all of the necessary language required to achieve higher scores. This is supplemented with multiple practice tests and is the ideal preparation for the test.
For people wishing to enter overseas universities, TOEFL is the most recognized examination. Our 24-lesson (48hour) TOEFL course provides lessons in the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections and is supplemented with a heavy self-study program to master introduced skills and add the required vocabulary. This course is ideal for those wishing to take TOEFL 4-6 months later.
For people who just want to talk. Perhaps they don’t use English in their work or just like to chat. We offer various length conversation courses for those people with a focus on grammar, vocabulary, listening and natural communication.