Developing students’ confidence with speaking in social situations

I’ve met many students who have said to me: “I don’t need English for my job. I already know how to talk. What I need is making conversation and talking about general English”. So what these students probably want is “social English” or English for a small talk, which is as much a part (if not more so) of doing business in English as is any specialist area such as finance, sales or logistics.

 

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