Project Management Classes

Why should you attend?

In today’s global economy, the responsibility for managing complex projects and/or becoming integrated into departmental or cross-functional project teams increasingly means working with spoken and written English. Project managers need the ability to communicate confidently with and understand colleagues, clients, suppliers and stakeholders at all levels of project responsibility. An understanding of the English language relating to project management theory, methodology and application is therefore essential.

Turning Theory into Practice

Key in our series of Specialist Group Programmes, this course encourages participants to share ideas and experiences in order to facilitate the development of communication skills in relevant project management situations and contexts. The programme will be based around the needs of the participants, developing language skills through discussion, role-plays, presentations, vocabulary development, language analysis, and frequent group and individual feedback – all in the context of the core functions of project management.English for Project Management is designed to develop and practise the language and skills required to manage projects in an international business context. There will be a focus on delivering the English language skills necessary for people management in order to ensure successful control and delivery of projects. The course is driven by practical experience and relevant industry case studies making our English for Project Management training dynamic and applicable.

Practical language skills will be developed in the following contexts:

Methodologies, tools and techniques of managing a project

  • English for Effective planning and realistic scheduling
  • Understanding project control and reporting systems in English
  • Applying English to appropriate project management methodologies and techniques
  • Using English to provide clear roles, responsibilities and accountabilities
  • English in change control
  • Network Diagrams

Effective Communication

  • Project reporting in English
  • English for managing and informing internal and external parties involved in the project – clients, committees, boards and sponsors
  • Language for meetings and negotiations
  • Language for presenting information
  • Using English to communicate with remote teams

The Principles of Project Management

  • Discussing what constitutes a project and what makes a successful project
  • Setting clear project objectives, goals and specifications in English
  • Using English to improve your contribution and effectiveness within a project team
  • Understanding why projects so often fail

Managing the People

  • Building and managing successful project teams and working relationships in English
  • Discussing and defining the role and skills of the project leader
  • Language for motivation and for creating and contributing to a positive team culture
  • Delegating with confidence in English
  • The language of managing conflict and difficult situations
  • Planning and contributing to effective meetings in English
  • Developing your language and interpersonal communication skills

Language development

  • Grammar clinic
  • Tense Review
  • Project management vocabulary review
  • Fluency development

Benefits to you:

  • Improving your English language skills in a variety of project management contexts
  • Developing your ability to communicate technical project management terminology in English
  • Benchmarking your knowledge with other project managers
  • Discussing case studies
  • Increasing confidence when using English
  • Fast tracking the development of your overall language ability
  • Developing language skills applicable across functions and responsibilities and key to the progression of your career

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