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TEAM CHALLENGE

Take your English to the next level, boost your business communications skills and refresh on key business concepts all at the same time.  

TEAM CHALLENGE

BUSINESS FUNDAMENTALS

TEAM CHALLENGE is a highly effective way to learn English in teams of 4 members. By the end of each module you will have improved your business communication skills, enhanced your collaboration skills, learnt specific business vocabulary and expressions and reviewed the most fundamental and essential business concepts for a modern day manager. 

The result of the course will be increased fluency and confidence when conversing within a business context, that is, effective business speaking and listening communication skills. 

4 CORE MODULES

The course is made up of 4 business fundamentals core modules:

  • M1- Talking Numbers - Accounting Fundamentals

  • M2- Talking Ratios - Finance for Managers

  • M3- Talking People - Management Basics 

  • M4- Talking Marketing - Satisfying Customers

5TH MODULE OPTIONS

 

Choose your special interest area as the 5th module of the course:

  • M5- Talking Transport - Supply Chain Logistics

  • M6- Talking Start-ups - Entrepreneurship

  • M7- Talking Projects - Project Management Basics

  • M8- Talking Performance - Operational Excellence

  • M9- Talking Sales - Art and Science of Sales

  • M10- Talking HR - Human Resources 

Core Modules

Pricing

M1- Talking Numbers

Accounting Fundamentals

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss the different financial statements, their key components and the relationship between them. 

 

TOPICS

  • An introduction to accounting

  • The balance sheet

  • The income statement

  • The cash flow statement

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

 

M2 - Talking Ratios

Finance for Managers

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss a companies financial situation

 

TOPICS

  • Financial Analysis 

  • Operational ratios

  • Problem diagnosis

  • ROE

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M3 - Talking People

Management Basics

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key topics in organisational behaviour.

 

TOPICS

  • Motivation

  • Leadership

  • Teams

  • Culture

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M4 - Talking Marketing

Satisfying Customers

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key issues when it comes to identifying and satisfying customers.

 

TOPICS

  • An introduction to marketing

  • Pricing and product

  • Brands

  • Communication strategies

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

Options

M5 - Talking Transport

Supply Chain Logistics

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss the key concepts in logistics

 

TOPICS

  • An introduction to logistics

  • Transport 

  • Warehousing

  • Inventory  

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

 

M6 - Talking Start-ups

Entrepreneurship

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss a range key issues for business startups. 

 

TOPICS

  • Entrepreneur mindset 

  • Setting up your project

  • Funding and sales options

  • Running the business

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M7 - Talking Projects

Project Management Basics

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key topics concerned with project initiation and planning. 

 

TOPICS

  • Introduction to projects

  • Stakeholder management

  • Work breakdown structures

  • Conflict management

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M8 - Talking Performance

Operational Excellence

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key business processes

 

TOPICS

  • Performance

  • Process

  • Productivity

  • Quality

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M9 - Talking Sales

The Art & Science of Sales

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key issues when it comes to the art and science of selling.

 

TOPICS

  • The Sales Mindset

  • Setting Goals

  • Sales Meetings

  • Techniques and Tools

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

M10 - Talking HR

Human Resources

OBJECTIVES

By the end of this module you will be able to understand and discuss some of the key issues involved in HR including recruiting, selecting and onboarding.

TOPICS

  • An introduction to HR

  • Recruiting

  • Selecting

  • Onboarding

CHALLENGE LEVEL

  • Commitment: 8 weeks (2 hours class/week + 1 hour study)

  • English level: Intermediate to advanced  

  • Concepts: Beginner level 

Course Logistics 

  • 10 month course:

    • The Business Fundamentals course is a 10 month course

    • 5 modules of 8 weeks each one

    • 4 core modules (M1, M2, M3 and M4)

    • 5th module choosing from M5, M6, M7, M8 or M9

  • 8 week modules:  

    • 16 lively discussion and debate classes to explore the units topic​ (2 hours/week over 8 weeks)

    • 8 hours approx. of self study and assignments (1 hour/week)

    • PFI - Personalised feedback on speaking performance with short term stretch goals

    • Adapted reading material for the key business concepts

    • CSM - (Case Study Method) Case studies and practical exercises to apply concepts

    • CCQ - Concept checking quizzes

    • VSS - Specific vocabulary study sets

    • BCS - Business communication skills assignments

    • PTS - Performance tracking system and assessment 

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