Never know what to say at a social or networking event? Join us to learn the skills and confidence to introduce yourself in ways that are memorable and how to actively listen to people so you can remember what they’re telling you, and how to respond well. These techniques are aimed to help you build rapport with other people and make talking with others less challenging. Two classes Saturday and Sunday. This course is suitable for high level (UI+) second-language English students.
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This course offers a course fee subsidy through funding from the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) for NZ citizen and permanent migrant adults, their partners on work visas or visitor visas, and refugees. To qualify, registrants should be over the age of 16 years and not currently enrolled in a secondary school. We need to collect extra information such as age, ethnicity, educational achievement and gender for statistical purposes. You must also provide evidence of NZ citizenship, residency or refugee status if requested. A condition of accepting a course fee subsidy is that you commit to at least 80% attendance of your course. The subsidised course fee for qualifying students is $30.
The Art of Conversation will give you the skills to make conversations more enjoyable: both for you, and for the people you converse with.
You'll learn to introduce yourself in ways that are memorable in a variety of situations. Find out how to actively listen to people so you can actively remember what they are telling you, and respond well.
These techniques are aimed at helping you build rapport with other people and make talking with others less challenging. The course runs over two mornings on a weekend.
A continuation course is also available.
Anyone who wants to improve their conversational skills for improved workplace relationships or to reduce stress in social situations. This is not a course to teach English to migrants. Upper Intermediate to Advanced level ESOL students (ie those who can converse comfortably in English) are welcomed.