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Do you communicate competently in professional English?

Can you say the right thing in the right way at the right time?

Perhaps you’re pausing to find the right words when speaking and your listener becomes impatient.

Maybe you can’t jump into conversations because you can’t construct your sentences quickly enough and you miss the moment.

Or your emails, reports and articles have too many mistakes.

And I don’t just mean pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar.

They’re the nuts and bolts of English, but they’re not enough.

To communicate professionally, you also need to be able to adapt how you speak and write.

Explaining test results to a patient is different to discussing them with a colleague or the head of your department.

Giving suggestions that are optional is not the same as giving instructions that must be strictly followed.

Writing a referral to a fellow doctor and writing a letter to an employer to inform them their staff member needs six weeks off work require different expressions, tone and style.

The terse response to your letter or the confused face of your conversation partner let you know how you’re doing.

Do you feel your English skills and abilities are up to the task?

Want to perform to your potential?

Then take time to reflect on what you can do well and where you need to improve.

Want help figuring out your level of competence? In EPRO Express we pinpoint the problems and identify the solutions.

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© Christina Wielgolawski