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ILS provides Support for Online Calls and Meetings in English during the COVID-19 Crisis
New video series for effective Online Communication in English
In recent years, conference calls and online meetings have become a highly used communication tool in the business world. Most international calls are conducted in English, the most common language in business relations worldwide.
With the sudden spike in Working from Home, or Smart Working, due to the Covid-19 emergency, even more business people are having regular online communications in English. This can cause unneeded stress, as not only can technology let us down, but the uncertainty around some key English expressions can lead to online panic!
For this reason, ILS has created a series of four videos to help you manage more your online meetings effectively.
We are proud to make this material available to our clients and the larger business community at no cost, as our contribution to Italy during this time of need.
The “ILS Brain Bootcamp” project
4 short video episodes where our experienced English teacher Anna tackles the very relevant challenges one might face when having to use online communication while working from home:
- “Connecting online: Dealing with Technical Difficulties” – Potential issues that arise when first connecting and how to deal with them using correct and straightforward English expressions. Click here for: Video – Worksheet
- “Getting started: Opening an online call” – Let’s pinpoint how to effectively begin a virtual call. Click here for: Video – Worksheet
- “Diving into an online call: Asking Questions and Interacting” – A set of different techniques to be an active participant. Click here for: Video – Worksheet
- “Wrapping up: Recapping and Closing an online call” – Useful phrases to summarize the main points and objectives as well as finish the call. Click here for: Video – Worksheet
Main Video Features to support Online Communication in English
Each video is filmed entirely in English; features subtitles; and highlights the target vocabulary of that episode.
At the end of each video, we propose a different online resource for further study to supplement the students’ English lessons.
As follow-up material, a pdf worksheet will be made available and social media posts will help underscore the key vocabulary items.
How to Watch the Videos
For any information on these resources or on ILS online language courses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org