Project management

English for Management
Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate
Unit 4 Organizational Management

The Unit includes 3 lessons + Revise & Check:

  • Project management vs. operations management
  • Business improvement methodologies
  • Agile methodology and its tools
  • Revise & Check

This Unit reveals the difference between Operation Manager and Project Manager, describes the concept of Business process improvement ( BPI) and the best 3 BPI methodologies to date: Kaizen, Six Sigma and Lean management. The student will get familiar with project management approaches such as Agile, Scrum and Kanban.

These lessons are available in three modes of learning:

  • Student only
  • Teacher-Student
  • Blended learning (flipped classroom): the first 2 lessons are taken as a self-study and the last one with a teacher.


English for Management
Pre-Intermediate/Intermediate
Unit 5 Planning and Business Management

The Unit includes 3 lessons + Revise & Check:

  • Why is planning important?
  • When planning fails
  • Time management
  • Revise & Check

This Unit is about approaches to planning and time management techniques. The student will find out the difference between a project plan and the process of planning, what kind of failures can be caused by bad planning and learn some real-life examples from the case studies.

These lessons are available in three modes of learning:

  • Student only
  • Teacher-Student
  • Blended learning (flipped classroom): the first 2 lessons are taken as a self-study and the last one with a teacher.


New Business
Pre-Intermediate
Unit 3 Project Management

The Unit includes 2 basic lessons, 2 case studies, and a choice of 2 Revise & Check lessons,depending on the skill the student would like to focus on:

  • Meeting deadlines
  • Setting priorities
  • Case study: Vkusvill website redesign
  • Case study: project negotiations
  • Revise & Check: Speaking
  • Revise & Check: Writing

Grammar: Conditional I, time and concession clauses, modal verbs for suggestions

Functional language use: stating aims, making suggestions, negotiating conditions/deadlines, responding to suggestions, creating solutions

In this Unit, you will dig into reasons for missing deadlines and find out how to negotiate timing with colleagues and partners. Together with the student, you will discuss an article on the Eisenhower matrix and the email structure. In the case study lessons, you will practice project communication and prioritizing tasks by solving a business case of Vkusvill on time management.


New Business
Upper-Intermediate
Unit 1 Project Changes

The Unit includes 2 basic lessons, 1 case study and 1 role-play lesson, a self-study lesson and a choice of 2 Revise & Check lessons, depending on the skill the student would like to focus on:

  • Last-minute project changes
  • Emails: negotiating options
  • Case study: mergers and ERP launch
  • Role-play: negotiating resources
  • Reading self-study: Modern project management concepts
  • Revise & Check: Speaking
  • Revise & Check: Writing

Grammar: Conditional II

Functional language use: putting forward proposals, stating consequences, summarizing, bargaining, reaching an agreement, checking information, negotiating changes, persuasion

In this Unit, the student will learn how to deal with project changes, the ways to manage them and solutions for formal and informal emails. The case study (lesson 3) is about Mergers & Acquisitions, ERP implementation and negotiating the allocation of resources with stakeholders. In the role-play, the student will put himself in the project manager’s shoes and take part in project negotiations.

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