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Softening the message: Polite English

How to sound more polite in English

There always comes a time when you need to make sure that your English is as polite as possible. You could be asking for information or trying to make a suggestion and you don’t want to come off as too direct or rude. In this video we share 3 important tips on how to sound more polite.

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English for Information Technology

English for IT

English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: IT English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as an IT professional.


Course Overview

The Information Technology course is designed to offer you a comprehensive and up-to-date English course which will provide you with the necessary language and skills that you will need to understand and work in the world of computers and technology. The course is built upon a strong foundation of terminology which is combined with vocabulary and grammar practice so that you will have the tools to use English in all areas of the Information Communications Technology field. Read more

Business English

English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: Business English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as a business professional.


Course Overview

The Business English course focuses on the communicative skills needed in the workplace as well as the language and skills required to be successful in meetings, giving presentations, conducting negotiations and networking. Your confidence and vocabulary will be developed through our interactive classes with intelligent insights and positive feedback. Read more

Medical English

Medical English

English One showcases one of its popular Professional English Courses: Medical English. Learn more about this course and how it can help you in your career as a medical professional.


Course Overview

The Medical English course has been designed to assist you in various areas of the medical profession. There is a strong focus on developing your ability to communicate with patients, medical colleagues and paramedical staff. This course will improve your fluency in reading medical journals and textbooks and help you prepare to study or work in an English speaking country. If you are a medical student in the clinical phase of your studies this course will be of great benefit to you. Read more

Maritime English

Maritime English – Why is it so important?

Learning English in the Maritime industry is not simply a skill that is sought after; or applauded, but is indispensable for a functioning global enterprise with multilingual crews requiring cross-cultural communications in order to carry out successful and safe operations. “Improved language skills enhance communication and leadership skills and also promote the understanding of multicultural variations amongst seafarers; all of which are imperative when at sea.” Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) Read more

English for medical purposes

5 Things You Need to Know

After many years of study in arguably one of the most challenging subjects it seems a big task to relearn it in another language. Learning a new language is difficult enough, where do you begin to try and learn and apply it within the high-pressure field of medicine? Based on the personal experience in Jonathan Mcfarland’s publication – Teaching English to the medical profession: Developing communication skills and bringing humanities to medicine, take a look at 5 top tips to a better understanding of how to take on the challenge of learning English for medical purposes.

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Preparing for your job interview

English for Business

Five Strategies To Get You Ready For Your Job Interview

Doing a job interview is a stressful experience for everyone, and it is especially hard if you have to do it in English. Being well prepared for your job interview is the best way to make sure that you meet with success. In this post we take a look at five things that you can do to make sure you’re ready to make a great first impression and secure the job you want.

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What is fluent? English for work

What if fluent? English for work

It is customary to see the words ‘fluent’ or ‘proficient’ next to language ability on a CV, but what does that term really mean? And does it qualify you for the job position? Better still, does it allow you to excel at your job, or earn a promotion? Even before you apply for the job, can you obtain a work visa in an English speaking country?

Did you know that the United Kingdom has recently increased the required level of proficiency for medical doctors working in the UK to between level C1 – C2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or a 7.5 on the IELTS exam? In Australia, a minimum of IELTS 7 is required for medical professionals. To enter into a UK university, a level of between IELTS 5 – 7 is required for courses taught in English. In New Zealand, a minimum of IELTS 4 is required for visa applicants in business categories. Read more