Master Polite English

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Master Polite English
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2.5 hours course
Course by Udemy
Master Polite English
What will you learn?
In this course, you will learn how to speak politely in English.
In this course, you will learn strategies for communicating in formal situations with people you do not know well.
About the course

Do you speak English as a second or foreign language?

Do you have a good level of spoken English but need to learn how to speak in formal situations?

Do you need English for work or study purposes?

Do you need to speak politely in English in formal situations, such as interviews, meetings, official events?

Do you need to speak English with native or proficient speakers?

  • When we speak to people we do not know very well, we should use polite English
  • When we speak politely, we often get better results and make a good impression
  • When we speak politely, we show respect to our conversational partner

Take the course and learn how to speak politely in English.

Learn the 3 Golden Rules of Politeness

Discover the 6 Principles of Polite Speaking

Learn common polite phrases for a variety of communicative functions, such as complaining, interrupting, expressing disappointment and many more. New lessons are added all the time.

What does the course consist of?

  • Video lessons and pdf notes.
  • 2.5 hrs of video content

This course is suitable for Intermediate speakers of English who need to learn how to speak politely in formal situations.

By the end of this course, you will have a better understanding of polite English and will be able to communicate more effectively and appropriately in your professional life.

Introduction to Polite English
What is Politeness?
The 6 Principles of Polite English
Principle Number 1: Show Uncertainty
In this lesson, you will learn about the Uncertainty principle and why it may not be a good idea to appear too confident.
Principle Number 2: Indirect Questions
In this lesson, you will learn about the Indirect Question principle and why asking an indirect question may get you better results.
Principle Number 3: Respecting Intelligence
In this lesson, you will learn about the Respecting Intelligence principle and why respecting the other person's intelligence will make them more likely to cooperate with you.
Principle Number 4: Sensitive Correction
In this lesson, you will learn about the Sensitive Correction principle and why correcting somebody in a polite and sensitive way is more effective than direct correction.
Principle Number 5: Reluctant Disagreement
In this lesson, you will learn the Reluctant Disagreement principle and discover why you should show the other person that you don't really want to disagree with them.
Principle Number 6: Avoid Direct Commands
In this lesson, you will learn about the Avoid Direct Commands principle and find out why being too bossy will not win you many friends.
Master Polite English Course Review
In this lesson, you will have the opportunity toreview the key points of the course.
How to express yourself politely in different situations
When we speak, we often want to perform a communicative function, such as complaining or expressing disappointment. You will learn common polite phrases used for specific functions.
5 Common Polite Phrases
  • You need to have an Intermediate level of English.
  • You need to have a strong desire to improve your spoken English, especially for use in formal situations.
  • You need or will need to use English for work or study purposes.
Dylan Gates
Dylan Gates
English Trainer and Coach
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