English for International Project Management

Clear English communication for complex projects

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

This course encourages participants to share ideas and experiences in order to facilitate the development of communication skills in relevant international project management situations and contexts. The course 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 International Project Management is designed to develop and practice 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 International Project Management training dynamic and applicable.

This program will help you discuss and report on key project topics in English with clarity, accuracy and a broader vocabulary. You will practice talking about goals, project plans, resources, costs and handling deadlines in face-to- face meetings as well as in simulated telephone conferences. Our aim is to help you work optimally with a mix of colleagues, whether they are native speakers or using English as a bridge language.

A typical program covers the following topics:

  • Describing timeframes and benchmarks
  • Reporting on time, cost, and quality in English
  • Using diplomatic language
  • Working with common communication challenges
  • Handling teleconferences, video conferences and remote teams in English
  • Using appropriate vocabulary and tone