Monthly Archives January 2019

PopUp business

“The PopUp Business School was founded in 2012 by Alan Donegan and Simon Paine. They knew that the traditional approach to starting a business (start-up loans and business plans) put more people off than they help and in order to find, inspire and help people start businesses (especially at grassroots) you need to take a completely different approach. So they reinvented how to start a business. The first PopUp Business School event was in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset in partnership with Alliance Homes and we got some incredible results. Fast forward to today and we’ve partnered with Housing Associations, Universities, Jobcentre Plus,
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Greeting and sign-offs

In this short video we take a look at how to start and end a formal letter. The focus here is on using thr correct titles to start your letter and finishing your letter with the correct words.   Animated video – 3 minutes
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Improved Communication Channels

Hello All. It became apparent at our Development Worker’s Team meeting that there were some general messages which I had given to some of you and maybe not others.  In order to rectify this, I initially thought I would  send out an e-mail at the end of each week to summarise the things I had told people or to let you know about the sorts of things I had been doing or discussing to keep you all up to date.  However, the thought of sending an email that may be lost amongst the many did not really appeal.  So I thought I would
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Formal vs Informal

This is a video animation explaining the differences between formal and informal language and an explanation of when you would want to use one or the other. The video also looks at some of the characteristics of the two types of language to help you better write letters adopting a formal style. iSpring video animation – 4 minutes
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English for work

Free online course from Futurelearn: Future Learn – English for the workplace This course is for people who are learning English and who are interested in developing English language skills for employability and workplace contexts. It will help job seekers and young professionals with the English they need. Each week, we’ll focus on key aspects of English for the workplace. You’ll watch videos and listen to audio recordings of people searching and applying for jobs, preparing for interviews, taking interviews, starting their new job, and working with new colleagues. Our experienced tutor will examine some of the language used and
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