Practical English


Natia Giorgadze

Works at Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency at the department of Innovation and Commercialization as a Mini Grants coordinator.

Educational Background in International Relations. Since 2008 involved in the field of Education. Give lessons at British Centre with Callan Method. In various times participated in different exchange educational programs (in Finland, Denmark, Spain, Germany, Poland etc.). Give lectures at Ilia State University. Since 2014 worked on Distance Learning Development at Tbilisi State University. 

After completing the course attendees will be able:

  • To Communicate with others in practical English environment;
  • To express themselves in English with greater fluency and accuracy;
  • To handle themselves in English from making presentations to negotiating to using telephone; 
  • To Understand the importance of soft skills in everyday life and business situations;

  • The course is for anyone wanting to develop and refine communication skills in English. Thus, be more confident while using English in different situations. 

Lecture 1: Introduction to Skills Based English

  • Course Outline and teaching methodology; 
  • Ice-breaking activities;
  • Communication Needs Analysis
  • Effective Communication Skills – Reading & Listening;
  • Building up Vocabulary
  • Grammar: Connecting Past and Present (exercises); 

Lecture 2:  Key Active Listening Skills and Techniques

  • The Listening Process – What makes a good listener & what makes a bad listener;
  • Listening Exercises;
  • Grammar: Connecting Past and Present (continues) 

Lecture 3: Delivering Impressive Presentations 

  • Presentation Skills (How to prepare and deliver presentation effectively);
  • Working on Key vocabulary while delivering presentation;
  • What tools can we use for delivering effective Presentation; 
  • Public speaking exercises; 
  • Grammar: Future tenses; 

Lecture 4: Writing Skills

  • Writing Skills (Writing E-mails, note, memos & reports.)
  • Essential job  vocabulary; 
  • Individual assignments: prepare emails & reports;

Lecture 5: Negotiation Skills

  • Negotiating Skills, you should master to get much better;
  • Key Negotiating Language, framing your arguments;
  • Getting to YES 
  • Simulation role-plays;
  • Grammar: Direct and Indirect Speech;

Lecture 6: Networking Skills

  • Importance of Networking skills in Career; 
  • The difference between the Social and Academic English;
  • New reality and e-Networking;
  • Grammar: Modal Verbs;

Lecture 7: Importance of Soft skills in everyday life and business situations

  • Leadership skills: are leaders born or created?
  • Critical thinking: understand problems, think critically and devise solutions;
  • Grammar: Active and Passive voice;

Lecture 8Final Presentations

  • Presenting papers 
  • Final Assessments & Feedback