"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
Understand the Anatomy of a Conversation in English
Inside the Conversation Anatomy Starter Pack, we examine conversations one skill at a time. The detailed full-length workshops will help you understand core conversation skills in English.
You’ll learn the culture behind communication techniques as well as the language you need to express yourself more like a native English speaker.
You'll be able to study conversations anywhere with downloadable MP4s, MP3s, and PDF worksheets.
Feel More Confident Making Small Talk in English
What do you usually say when you meet someone new? Do you find it difficult to continue the conversation after exchanging names?
Did you answer yes? If you are like most of us, you need to practice small talk. Small talk is what we call the brief, polite conversations that you have with others when you don’t know them very well or don’t have time for a longer, more in-depth conversation.
The rules for small talk may vary by country and by language, but the main idea stays the same: small talk is essential for fluent conversation. It’s an essential conversation skill that can help you get jobs, make friends, and enjoy your time speaking English with others.
Contribute to Conversations with Active Listening and Participation
After you learn to comfortably navigate the typical flow of a conversation in English, you probably want to learn how to go deeper into the conversation.
Rather than simply going back and forth, you want to learn how to encourage further discussion by agreeing and disagreeing with opinions and showing interest in the other person's perspective.
In addition, Americans expect active participation in the conversation through active listening techniques which involve verbal and nonverbal communication and summarizing and restating the other person's perspective.
This series of workshops will help you communicate more effectively and create connections by demonstrating receptiveness to new ideas and strong listening skills.