ESL: Keys to American Communication Culture *NEW*

In this class, we’ll learn about aspects of communication culture when working in the US and compare them to where you come from. We’ll improvise short presentations and brief role-play interactions or short dialogs to understand and improve our communication with American colleagues. We’ll share experiences, observations, problems you’ve encountered, and how you believe you’ve adapted or would like to adapt. We’ll practice getting to the point, directness, tactful language, agreeing and disagreeing, information presentation, assertiveness, expressiveness, workplace hierarchy, American peculiarities, small talk, and more. Instructor: Steven David Bloomberg

Sections

ENCC-WI20.01

Start Date

February 26, 2020

Time

7:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$200.00

Availability

3

5 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Begins Feb. 26

Instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Steven David Bloomberg

ENCC-SP20.01

Start Date

May 6, 2020

Time

7:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$180.00

Availability

8

5 Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm. Begins May 6

Instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Steven David Bloomberg

Instructor

Steven David Bloomberg

Steve is a communication skills developer, providing communication skills training and coaching for business and professional purposes in the Boston area and online. He trains and coaches people to be more successful communicators.

“We must have a way to say just what it is we want to say in just the right way.”
“Place your personal attitude towards what you are saying onto the words themselves.”
"Everything you say has an underlying message that is not part of the words themselves. Are you communicating that message when you speak?"
“We build communication strength by focusing on finer and more subtle communication points, improving message content, communicating confidence, developing nonverbal communication skills, and getting to the point.”

Do you have questions about using English? Steve can answer them - from grammar and vocabulary usage to improving your presentation, speaking at meetings, and improving pronunciation.