English Speaking Club

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Yalçın asked on Dec 30, 2020

Hi guys! I think my English skills, especially listening and speaking, are not enough for management consulting. If there is anyone who has this problem, we can build a speaking club to improve our speaking and management consulting skills. Please do not hesitate to contact me!

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Ian
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replied on Dec 30, 2020
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Great idea!

I'd also recommend the following to improve your skills:

1. Conversational: Download the app HelloTalk. It pairs you up with people that are opposite to you (i.e. learning your language, but native in English) and you chat via text, audio, call etc. It has awesome features (such as edit functionality so the other person can edit your messages for correctness).

2. Vocabulary: Use either handwritten flashcards and/or the app Quizlet. Review these whenever waiting (i.e. on the bus, cooking, on hold, etc)

3. Listening: Download English podcasts and listen while you sleep. I.e. put the phone next to your bed, at a soft enough volume that you can sleep, but loud enough that you cna hear the words. You'll be amazing how your listening improves.

4. Dedicated/tailored training: Go to www.italki.com. It's the PrepLounge for languages!

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Yalçın on Jan 02, 2021

Thanks so much for your recommendations

Gaurav
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replied on Jan 04, 2021
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Hello Yalçın!

What a great idea! Group sessions could really help improve your English skills.
I'm sure you will find like-minded fellows here.

Some things that could be useful:

  • It's a good idea to use coursebooks as materials for organising meetings, like Market Leader.
  • It's also important to increase your vocabulary, and books like Business Vocabulary in Use would be a great help.
  • podcasts about business, marketing, management consulting are great to improve listening skills.

Good luck!

GB

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Yalçın on Jan 04, 2021

Great recommendations! Thanks so much!

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Clara
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replied on Dec 31, 2020
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Good luck! You can also considering practicing GMAT.

Best,

Clara

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Yalçın on Jan 02, 2021

Thanks so much

Antonello
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Hi,

Great idea!

Good luck with your prep.

Best,

Antonello

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Yalçın on Jan 02, 2021

Thanks

Anonymous replied on Dec 31, 2020

Hi,

Great idea! I would also propose to use some english learning program like Pimsleur to practice more intensively.

Listening to news / podcase will also significantly improve your listening and vocabulary

Best,
Iman

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Yalçın on Jan 02, 2021

Thanks I will try

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