Business English Communication Skills Taught and Practiced:
Oral presentation of ideas, proposals and final projects with rationales to class teams and instructor.
Oral presentations to client of developed ideas and proposals with visual support: idea boards with color swatches, floral prototypes, room layouts, décor ideas, etc.
Procurement activities using oral presentation and persuasion skills for sponsorship of projects: foundations phone-a-thon, charity and non-profit organization partnering for auctions.
Marketing of class projects and class skills to potential clients: explaining to outside parties what the class has accomplished wanting to hire the class with the use of visuals and written documentation.
Project Management leadership
Team organization and communication of specific expectations in meetings.
Client contact and updating through telephone communication and etiquette.
Small group and large group round table meetings with agendas.Oral presentations to event professionals and school groups with PowerPoint/Prezi support.
PowerPoint/Prezi creation and design for clients to use during their events.
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI) Grade Level Equivalent Standards used for Event English Communication.
EALR 2: The student uses communication skills and strategies to interact/work effectively with others.
Component 2.1: Uses language to interact effectively and responsibly in a multicultural context.
2.1.1 Analyzes the needs of the audience, situation, and setting to adjust language and other communication strategies.
2.2: Uses interpersonal skills and strategies in a multicultural context to work collaboratively, solve problems, and perform tasks.
2.2.2 Applies skills and strategies to contribute responsibly in a group setting.-Contributes relevant ideas with support/evidence by clarifying, illustrating, or expanding.
2.3: Uses skills and strategies to communicate inter-culturally.
2.3.1 Analyzes the influence of cultural principles, beliefs, and world views on intercultural communication.
Discusses how power and dominance affect intercultural communication.
EALR 4: The student analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of communication.
Component 4.1: Assesses effectiveness of one’s own and others’ communication.
4.1.2 Analyzes and evaluates strengths and weaknesses of others’ formal and informal communication using own or established criteria.
- Examines accuracy of content and terminology for specific content areas in others’ communication
- Critiques others’ communication and/or delivery independently and in groups according to detailed culturally sensitive scoring criteria.
- Offers feedback to peers in support of improving both formal and informal communication.