Oral Business English

A 10-week Professional Education workshop
with Evangelia Kalianos, MA

When: September 21 – November 30, 2018 every Friday at 18:00 – 21:00.

Where: The American College of Greece, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs, building, 17b Ipitou Str., Plaka, Athens

Language of Instruction: English

Audience: By registration only


The Oral Business English program is a new 30-hour specialist training course for professionals wishing to improve oral fluency and extend their business English vocabulary range.  It involves carefully structured highly interactive workshops and covers topics of interest to today’s business professionals.

Who is this course for?

The course is for professionals from all industries who wish to gain confidence and strengthen their oral skills in English in order to communicate more effectively in a variety of contexts.

Why Attend?

Success in business hinges on effective communication skills. Developing oral competency in a business environment is crucial for communicating ideas, persuading, building relationships, increasing productivity and much more. This course will allow participants to improve their oral skills in a dedicated learning environment with working professions having similar goals.  The course also provides training on:

  • Improving pronunciation for enhanced intelligibility (challenging English sounds, word stress, sentence stress, connected speech, intonation)
  • Building grammar competency
  • Developing effective learning strategies

The group size is strictly limited to 16 participants.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Talk about themselves, their role and their company
  • Express ideas/opinions clearly and convincingly
  • Participate in discussions on a range of business-related topics
  • Perform confidently in a job interview
  • Deliver effective presentations
  • Describe numbers and trends accurately
  • Actively contribute to meetings
  • Build relationships by socializing and networking confidently
  • Communicate in a culturally sensitive way
  • Participate in negotiations and contribute to conflict resolution
  • Communicate over the phone

Certificate of Participation

In order to be awarded the Certificate of Participation from the School of Graduate and Professional Education, participants need to attend 70% of the course, complete 7 online tasks and co-deliver a short presentation in week 10.


The course runs for 10 consecutive weeks and consists of a 3-hour workshop per week
(30 contact hours in total).

The course takes place September 21 – November 30, 2018 every Friday at 18:00 – 21:00.


Regular single participant fee: 260

A 10% discount (€234 per participant) is available for companies who register three or more employees and for members of the ACG community.

Evangelia Kalianos, MA

Lia is an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Graduate and Professional Education at Deree – The American College of Greece.

Over the last 17 years, she has provided business English skills training, as well as taught English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes in a wide range of professional and educational contexts, both face-to-face and blended. Apart from training corporate professionals, she has extensive experience of course design and materials development.

She specializes in adult education and enjoys teaching business English because she wishes to make a difference in the lives of individuals striving to achieve their professional and personal goals.

Lia holds certification in International Business English Training (Trinity College London) and Intercultural Training. She completed the Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) at International House London and is currently studying for the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA).

She has earned BA (Hons) and MA degrees from University College London (UCL), The University of London.

To reserve your place, please print, fill out the registration form and e-mail it to [email protected].
For more information, please call 210 600 9800 ext. 1332 or email [email protected].

Oral Business English can be taken in conjunction with Business English Skills and English for Tourism.