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Management Skills in English

Management Skills in English is aimed at teachers, trainers or anyone in work or study who wishes to learn a variety of dynamic management principles and techniques to apply in their own work life or to teach to others. 



This 28-hour course is delivered over five days in Bath, UK by business English author Sara Helm and her colleagues in a comfortable training location right in the heart of historic Bath that provides wifi and free refreshments.

Applying for the course

You need to have a minimum high B2 level of English. Please apply directly to Course Director Sara Helm at  She will arrange a quick chat to explain the course procedure and answer any questions and find out your accommodation needs.

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2016 Course Dates

18-22 July  Other course dates can be arranged for fixed groups.

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£500 / €700

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Erasmus Funding 

Teachers in secondary, adult and higher education may be eligible for Erasmus funding. Please see below.


Course Outline

We will introduce a number of work-life enhancing concepts and processes to you through a series of interactive mini-lectures, simulations and workshops. You will benefit from adapting these to fit your chosen context, reflect on and work through them individually and with other participants.

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Interpersonal Skills

Effective Communication at Work

Storytelling at Work


Intercultural Skills

Cultural Values and Cross-cultural Dimensions

Intercultural Communication Activities

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Brainstorming and Mind Mapping

Creativity Processes


Problem Solving

Problem Solving Tools and Approaches

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Team Management

Building Effective Teams

Managing Effective Teams


Time Management  

Time Management Tools

Prioritising and Goal Setting


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Course Preparation

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During the Course

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Cultural Visits

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Weekend Excursions

In addition to the history tour of Bath, EMB can  help participants to plan and book evening and weekend cultural activities to enhance their cultural experience and promote the use of English outside of the classroom.


Follow Up 

Over the following three months, you will be encouraged to put into practice techniques acquired on the course. You will be invited to join a group blog and engage in a group webinar to report on the effect of these techniques on your work life.  


image of English Means Business Host FamilyAn added benefit of an EMB English course is that we can offer you one of our friendly host families to give you the ‘total immersion’ experience in English. The host family ‘total immersion’ experience is the most popular accommodation option with our customers.

Staying with a host family guarantees you an authentic taste of Bath life and provides the opportunity for conversation and friendship building. Some of our learners keep in contact with their host family for years after their visit.

Our host family charge is £300 / €420 for 5 to 7 nights. This includes breakfast and dinner every day.

Executive host family -hostess and living roomAlternatively, we can help you to find a bed and breakfast, hotel, apartment or hostel. Any accommodation is a short walk from your EMB English course training premises.

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If your teaching institution is based outside the UK but in the EU (except Switzerland), or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Turkey, you may be able to obtain Erasmus Plus funding towards this course in Bath and related trip expenses. Under Key Action 1 of the Erasmus Plus programme, school and adult education institutions can apply for staff mobility funding to support staff training abroad. This Mobility of Individuals funding provides opportunities for teachers, trainers and other employees in education to improve their skills, enhance their employability and gain cultural awareness. Please contact us via the contact page for further assistance.

Download the Erasmus Plus Guide version 3 

Click for the Erasmus Pages

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