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YP Paris Offers Business English Workshop Series

Kicking off its 2014-15 season, the AGBU Young Professionals of Paris (YP Paris) recently organized a three-session workshop series on Business English at the AGBU Paris Office for its local community. The series was conceived and led by YP Paris Treasurer Carol Aghajanian, a native English speaker with many years of private tutoring experience.

Inspired to share her experience, Aghajanian said, ” I couldn’t tell you how many times I’ve had colleagues fret about upcoming business trips, where evening dinners oblige them to socialize with their foreign colleagues. Or desperately seeking last minute help on how to phrase an e-mail . They realize clearly the importance of making a strong impression. Often, the first barrier to overcome is instilling confidence and overcoming the fear of making mistakes.”

With logistics and presentation assistance provided by fellow YP Paris Steering Committee Member Jacques Marachlian, the series ran three consecutive weeks, two hours one night a week, and included a mix of theory, exercises, group work, and conversation. Specific lessons focused on introducing oneself and others, formal and informal e-mail communication, and speaking skills. The feedback received was very positive with attendees requesting a continuation of the highly productive sessions.

Click here for pictures from the workshop.

 

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