How comfortable are you when having to convey strategic messages in English? Are you sure that people understand your ideas and messages, what you really mean? Are you confident when speaking English that you are communicating effectively?
Though years of experience, we know how to overcome preconceptions and difficulties in learning English language and communication skills:
- the idea that English can be spoken like your native language, but with different words;
- the feeling that specific English phrasings are too simple and direct to correctly express your thoughts;
- the conviction that English is a language stripped of logic, that it must be learned "by heart", by memorizing ready-made expressions (similar to the Berlitz method);
- the impression that the British and Americans "swallow" half of each word;
- the refusal to pronounce certain sounds judged unpleasant sounding.
The PENN Method© and PENN Business Communication© will help you overcome these preconceived, false ideas by a progressive, structured and reassuring approach, based on Cartesian logic and critical thinking. This leads the learners to adopt new attitudes, to increase their confidence in using the language and to eliminate habitual errors.
Our pedagogic method distinguishes itself on every level:
Linguistic: The method was created for a francophone audience. It is based on ten developed concepts that incite speakers to abandon their reflex to translate word for word, therefore building sentences directly in correct English, without making "errors."
Training Materials: 40 published modules (1,200 pages), with a variety of written and oral exercises used during sessions. They can also be used for self-training at home to complement sessions, additional practice which is indispensable for progress.
Oral Comprehension: A specific approach inspired by "speed reading" with oral exercises linked to the ten concepts. It allows challenges specific to the francophone ear to be overcome by using a listening technique based on logic as well as the knowledge acquired during lessons.
Role Playing: Motivating, and generally in relation to the company's professional activity, role plays put into immediate practice what has just been taught.
Scheduling: Original and flexible lesson formulas, to assure a maximum return on your training budget investment, create minimal disturbance in your employees' busy schedule, and save travel time since we come to you.
Of course we provide all the organizational follow-up that you need in relation to your training programs and plans. We are native English speakers who have worked in companies and the professions and are experienced with The PENN Method©.
Minimum level required: B2 of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) or above 800 TOEIC score
To help our Clients and their Collaborators to communicate even more effectively in English to reach their objectives more easily & across borders.
Gérard A, HR Director, Imerys, Paris
"Pamela is an excellent professional. She is a wonderful English trainer . She adapts easily to any kind of communication tools we work with such as: virtual classes, face-to-face interviews, elearning, presentations, etc... She is a real asset for our training department."
Magdalena L, Communications Manager, Ingenico
"It has been a pleasure working with Pamela. She is very professional, open-minded, and enthusiastic. I appreciate her strong listening capacity, curiosity and sense of humour. As an English communications trainer, she is very flexible and patient."
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