English for Purchasing

Successful buyers are constantly concerned about developing their skills even further. In the 'English for Purchasing' training course, your employees can reflect on and develop further precisely these skills so that they can communicate confidently and purposefully in English at every stage of the purchasing process! The training is designed for anyone keen to learn how to present convincing arguments in favour of their products and services in purchasing negotiations and would like tips to help them confidently reach their goals in English.

Below is an initial overview of the possible course content. It covers a range of topics through which we help you develop your linguistic abilities.

  • Purchasing strategies
  • Successful relationship management in negotiations
  • Systematic preparation for price negotiations
  • Establish purchasing strategies
  • Invitations to tender and the assessment of proposals
  • Strategically selecting suppliers
  • and much more 

Participants practise specialist vocabulary, terminology and industry-specific expressions in relation to the various subject areas. The exact content of the seminar will be in line with participants' individual needs and determined as accurately as possible by means of needs analysis:

Have we sparked your interest? We'd be happy to put together a quote tailored to your individual needs.

English for works councils

In this course, you will learn how to use the English terminology and expressions common to works councils. Real-life examples will give you the confidence you need to communicate with colleagues and customers in the areas of planning, negotiations and meeting situations. You will also learn the skills you need to meet the demands of written communication.

Goals of English training for works councils

  •  Formulate clearly 
  • Actively use 'works council' vocabulary and expressions
  • Professional exchange
  • Solutions-oriented communication – including on the phone

Focus points

  • Developing works council-related terminology and vocabulary
  • Golden rules of business correspondence via e-mail
  • Understanding problems and solving them correctly
  • Having a command of common expressions and phrases
  • Learning questioning techniques
  • Ability to discuss complex issues

The various modules deal primarily with the terminology that is relevant to the content as well as concepts that focus on business language skills. The topics range from European laws and standards up to dismissal protection right up to data protection. Participants also learn language skills such as verbal and non-verbal communication, self-presentation or small talk.

These provide just an overview of the possible course content. The precise course content will be aligned to participants' individual requirements on the basis of a needs analysis.

You are active in the works council and would like to participate in this training, so that you can negotiate in English confidently and represent your opinion? Then this course is perfect for you! Contact us if you have any questions.

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