Would you like to be a more fluent English speaker?
Welcome to our engaging and interactive Plain English language training course!
These Plain English language training videos have been created specifically for audiences in Ukraine who want to strengthen their English speaking skills.
Each video focuses on a different topic and is supported by a worksheet.
Using Plain English will help you deepen your relationships with international counterparts, especially the UK.
Small Talk – Starting and finishing a conversation
How do you strike up a conversation with a stranger? Here are some tips!
Test your knowledge – Download our worksheet – “Small talk – starting and finishing a conversation”
Small Talk – Agreeing/disagreeing
How do you disagree with someone without upsetting them? How do you express agreement without sounding too formal? Watch and find out!
Small Talk – Maintaining a conversation
Learn how to use different types of questions and empathetic phrases to keep a conversation going.
Find out about the language of advice. If I were you, I’d watch this video!
Learn some useful phrases you can use to fix misunderstandings.
Learn how to rephrase something to make it easier to understand, to summarise it, or to avoid plagiarism. Erm, what I mean is: watch the video!
Talking about plans
Learn when to use which tense to naturally speak about your plans.
E-mails and general writing: Statements and formulaic language
I wanted to let you know that there are lots of phrases you can use in your writing that will make it very professional. I look forward to seeing you in the video!
E-mails and general writing: Adapting writing to the target audience
Too formal? Too informal? What’s the difference anyway!? Watch this video and find out!
E-mails and general writing: Paragraphs and structure
Sincerely yours? Yours sincerely? Best regards? Which to use when and much more in this video!
The Ukraine? Ukraine? A boss told me to tell you to watch this video? The boss told me?
Plain English Language Training