MARK POWELL

Mark Powell

MARK POWELL
English Uk / Trinity College London
Certificate in International Business English Training

8– 15 August 2O15
22 – 29 August 2O16

at I.L.I. Training in Budapest - Gödöllő, Hungary
Course fee: 1000 Euros


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An intensive course for English Language teachers with experience in either general English or Business English who wish to increase their expertise in teaching Business English & business communication skills training and to refresh their training materials.


The 50+6-hour-long course encourages participants to develop practical teaching & training skills and an awareness of the principles behind them in a Business English context. A mixture of workshops, mini-lectures and hands-on tasks and simulations provides a dynamic and intensive 9 days of learning – all in the delightful training centre of I.L.I. Training

Duration Tuition fee Date
9-day (50+ 6 hours) intensive teacher training course in Budapest-Gödöllő, Hungary € 1000 8– 15 August 2O15
22 – 29 August 2O16

 

The Palace at Godollo
The training room
Mark Powell
The Palace at Gödöllő
The training room
Mark Powell

 

Mark Powell, the course leader, is one of the world's foremost Business English teacher trainers and materials writers, the author of In Company Intermediate and Upper-Intermediate levels (Macmillan), International Negotiations (CUP), Dynamic Presentations (CUP), New Business Matters (Thomson & Heinle), Presenting in English (Thomson & Heinle).

As a teacher trainer Mark has worked with teachers from forty countries. Between 1995 and 2010 Mark has run the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry Certificate in Teaching English for Business (English UK / LCCI CertTEB up to 2007) and the English UK / Trinity Cert IBET since 2008 in Budapest, Vienna, Rio de Janeiro, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Spain and the UK, lending his own unique style of high-energy training to Europe's leading Business English teachers' qualification, the Trinity Cert IBET.

Mark Powell
MARK IN THE TRAINING ROOM

Andrew Wright, contributor to the course, author of Five Minute Activities, Games for Language Learning, Pictures for Language Learning, (CUP), Storytelling with Children, Creating Stories with Children, Arts and Crafts with Children (OUP), 1000+ Pictures for Teachers to Copy (Longman), Writing Stories (Helbling) (with D.A.Hill). In the English UK/ Trinity Cert IBET course he contributes two free (optional) evening programmes:

As a teacher trainer at EFL events he has worked in over 50 countries. In the English UK/ Trinity Cert IBET course he contributes two free (optional) programmes:

'Metaphors & Stories in Business' & a Storytelling Evening

Andrew Wright

The € 1000 course fee (which is the cheapest for such a training course in Europe) includes the following:

• Tuition over 50+ hours
• Free workshops by Andrew Wright & on the effective use of the internet in business English teaching, IT & web2 applications in B.E. training
• an over 300-page course file,
500 MB CD of customizable Business English materials to use in your own training,
16GB DVD of video clips to use in your own training,
• individual e-coaching for the English UK / Trinity Cert IBET assignment,
refreshments & snacks during coffee breaks: coffee, tea, water, biscuits, cakes, fruits, etc.
• Welcome Party food & drinks,
Wine from reserved selection of wine producers from all over Hungary, soft drinks, snacks during all social programmes,
• Free use of I.L.I. Training facilities: professional library of over 6000 publications, spacious garden, WIFI (in the training rooms and in the garden), use of computers and internet (in case you don’t have your laptop with you), swimming-pool,
• Help with arranging touring, attending cultural events in Hungary before or after the course (booking tickets /accommodation, etc.)
I.L.I. Training Course Attendance Certificate

  Mark Powell  
Groupwork in the garden
  Mark Powell  
     
  Mark Powell  
 
Negotiation in the garden
 

Participants coming from outside Hungary may be able to apply for EU funding and we’ll be happy to assist you in finding out about your eligibility for this.

The fee is divided into 250 Euros deposit to reserve a place on the course plus 750 Euros remaining fee due four weeks before the course start date.

English UK / Trinity College London examination fee (optional):
140 pounds.
( This is optional for those participants who wish to get the English UK / Trinity College London Certificate in Business English Training /Cert IBET/, having completed the course as well asd the post-course assignment within the given deadline).

Timetable

Every day we start at 9 a.m. There is a coffee break at about 10.30, lunch from about 12.30.to 2 p.m. In the afternoon there is another coffee break at about 3.30 and the day is normally over at about 5.30-6 p.m., except when we have some optional afternoon or evening programme.

There is free coffee, tea (inc. fresh herb teas from I.L.I. Training’s garden), biscuits and cakes during the coffee breaks as well as free wine and snacks during the social programmes (Welcome party, Mark Powell’s Shakespeare Evening, Andrew Wright’s Storytelling Evening, etc.).

Break in the garden Coffee break
Coffee break

Course Format

A combination of input, discussion, workshop sessions during which you can be sure you will never get bored. Mark Powell's dynamic and vibrant lecturing style, amazing sense of humour and the enormous quantity of practical and rich ideas, worksheets will keep you busy and entertained all through the course.

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Negotiation in full swing
Mark's jokes

 

Course description

1. Course aims & objectives
2. Course syllabus
3. Training Methodology & Training materials
4. Assessment procedure, certificate

1. Course aims & objectives

This is the proposed English UK / Trinity Cert IBET programme at I.L.I. Training Hungary:

  • to inform, stimulate and motivate teachers moving into or moving on in a career in Business English teaching
  • to introduce participants to current theories in professional language learning, human resource development and Business English language and communication analysis
  • to familiarise participants experientially with Business English teaching techniques and procedures together with a wide range of published and unpublished materials in text, cassette/CD, video/DVD, CD-ROM or online format
  • to foster the skills of conducting needs analyses and language audits, planning and evaluating courses and designing and/or adapting Business English materials
  • to equip participants to teach in a number of typical training situations: in the in-work and tertiary sectors, extensively in-company and in class, intensively on residential courses, in large and small classes and one to one, through tele-lessons, e-lessons and blended learning
    • to deepen and extend participants' ability to tackle key professional skills areas: meetings and videoconferencing, presenting and web presentations, e-mail, correspondence and report writing, telephoning and teleconferencing, networking and socialising
    • to introduce participants to so-called 'hard' Business English specialist areas: HR, finance, marketing, production and operations, IT and technical support
    • to give participants a basic background in the world of international commerce, business practice and current management 'hot topics'
    • to promote intercultural awareness in a business context

2. Course Syllabus

Throughout the course you'll also learn how to:

• record and film learners digitally
• design professional PowerPoint slides
• download and exploit online videos
• create online exercises and games
• set up class wikis
• teach with Skype and video emails

Module 1: Introduction to Business English

  • Making the transition from General to Business English
  • Business English as part of Human Resources Development
  • The Business English learner: drives and working styles
  • The motivation of business students v working executives
  • The time/money factor: delivering on claims
  • Workplace research (Mintzberg, Adair, Louhiala-Salminen)
  • New class activities: personal disclosure and course content negotiation
  • Accuracy v effectiveness (Wilberg, Lewis)
  • International English / English as a Lingua Franca (Johnson, Seidlhofer, jenkins)
  • History of Business English (West)
  • Business English Myths (O'Neill)

Module 2: A Lexical Approach to Business English

  • The mental lexicon (Aitchison, Nation, Pawley, Syder, Nattinger, De Carrico
  • Concepts and principles of the Lexical Approach (Willis, Lewis, Thornbury)
  • Chunking: words, polywords, collocations, (semi-fixed) expressions, frameworks/schemata
  • Examples of corpus data from concordancers (Sinclair)
  • Lexical v structural processing (Skehan)
  • 'Grammaring' (Thornbury)
  • Lexical exercise and activity types for Business English
  • Cards, multi-modality games, interactive drills
  • Lexical recording formats: wordmaps, 5-5-1 boxes, speech-though bubbles, flowcharts etc.

Module 3: Meetings and Interviews

  • Types of meeting: planning, problem-solving, decision-making, brainstorming etc.
  • Formulaic functional exponents in the context of meetings: gambits
  • Expressions based on keywords: point, question, fact, problem, option, position, answer etc.
  • Metaphorical expressions: discussion is a journey, argument is war
  • Minimal native-speaker interaction: OK; so; well; yeah, but; look; now, er… etc.
  • Explicit v implicit language of meetings
  • Discovery task (simulated meeting) and language analysis
  • Chairing language
  • Key skills in meetings: interrupting, clarifying, querying, summarising, assisting, paraphrasing
  • Workouts or skills drills to practise these key skills
  • Corridor meetings (Peters: Management by Wandering Around, MBWA)
  • Video and audio input

Module 4: Roleplays, Simulations and Case Studies

  • Terms and definitions: simulation, case study, roleplay, realplay, reverse roleplay
  • Simulation design: content and process reality; topic and skills focus; input and task control
  • Setting up simulations: information load and task complexity
  • Comparison and analysis of a selection of published and unpublished simulations
  • Criteria of good Business English simulation: risk, time pressure, quantifiable outcome etc.
  • Learning by doing: the case for experiential learning

Module 5: Telephoning

  • Telephone English v English on the phone
  • The telephone as a problem-solving tool
  • Formulaic telephone language and drill practice
  • Telephone English games and activities
  • Doing business on the phone
  • Telephone simulations
  • The interruptive nature of telephoning
  • Teleconferencing

Module 6: E-Mail, Faxes, Letters, Reports

  • A process writing approach to Business correspondence
  • 'netiquette' and e-mail writing
  • tone and register
  • writing activities: deletion, correction, reformulation, personalisation
  • co-operative writing technique
  • formality games
  • crossover and in-tray simulations
  • letter/e-mail/voicemail 'genre switch' activities
  • a project approach to report writing: information gathering, presentation, visuals, sequencing
  • report 'templates'

Module 7: Exploiting Authentic Materials

  • the arguments for and against authenticity
  • sources of authentic material
  • text evaluation and modification
  • visual stimuli: photos, cartoons, graphics
  • verbal stimuli: jokes, quotes, slogans
  • audio inout: news, interviews, documentary
  • video input: commercials, movies
  • activity types 1: exploiting for content
  • activity types 2: exploiting for language
  • integrating authentic material into multi-skill activities
  • authentic materials design task

Module 8: Intercultural Awareness

  • attitudes to time, space, gender, status, individuality (Hall, Hofstede, Trmpenaars)
  • a visual approach to intercultural awareness (R. Lewis)
  • cross-cultural dialogues for analysis and comment (Storti)
  • The Cross-Culture Game®, board game (R. Lewis)

Module 9: Presentations

  • Reflection on qualities of a good presentation
  • Body language and non-verbal communication
  • Statistics on attention-span, voice tone, visual impact etc.
  • Voice work: SoundScripting® using movie screenplays
  • Structuring and signposting using Memory Maps® (Rose)
  • Rhetorical techniques: repetition, emphasis, contrast, tripling, figurative language
  • Stylistic analysis of famous speeches: King, Kennedy, Churchill etc.
  • Reformulating 'lame' expressions into powerful ones
  • Video input
  • Presentation websites
  • Mini-presentation simulations.

Module 10: Q&A Sessions

  • Question types: good, difficult, unnecessary, irrelevant, multi
  • Fielding questions from the audience
  • Question generation games
  • Framing follow-up questions: context-focus-enquiry
  • Simulated Q&A session

Module 11: Negotiations

  • Defining the negotiation process
  • Terms: win-win, principled negotiation, zero-sum, BATNA etc.
  • Discovery task: roleplay a difficult encounter
  • Positional v interest-based negotiation (Harvard model)
  • Qualities of a good negotiator
  • Negotiation tactics and how to counter them
  • Conflict styles and how to deal with them (MIT model)
  • Haggling v negotiation v mediation
  • Video input
  • Fixed expression for negotiating
  • The language of diplomacy: reformulating for directness
  • Extended simulation of a contract negotiation
  • Quantifiable feedback: opening position, target position, walk-away position
  • Negotiation websites

Module 12: Teaching Business English One to One

  • Comparison of group and one-to-one teaching
  • Dynamics: pace and style
  • 'Response-ability' (Wilberg)
  • opportunities, constraints and threats
  • classroom management
  • methodology: models from Silent Way, Community Language Learning etc.
  • materials and techniques
  • teaching aids: laptops, flip-pads, walkman, mobiles, cards, Cuisenaire rods
  • peer-teaching session

Module 13: Learning Styles

  • Neurolinguistic programming: modalities (VAK), congruence (Bandler, Grinder)
  • Learning cycles 1: activist, reflector, theorist, pragmatist (Honey, Mumford)
  • Learning cycles 2: converger, diverger, assimilator, accommodator (Kolb)
  • 4MAT System: innovative, analytic, common sense, dynamic learners (McCarthy)

Module 14: Business Background

  • Current trends in business: change, leadership, emotional intelligence, permission marketing
  • Behind the buzzwords
  • How businesses work: functional and divisional hierarchies
  • Group game: the 60-min MBA

Module 15: Business English Exams

  • Comparison of Business English exam formats: LCCI, BEC, C&G Pitman
  • Experience share
  • Breathing life into exam materials

Module 16: Networking and Socialising in a Business Context

  • Putting the art of conversation to work
  • Classroom research: analysis of recorded transcripts of Business English roleplays
  • The language of Small Talk: openers, closes, active listening, contractions, ellipsis
  • Cultural factors: low- and high context cultures (Trompenaars)
  • Features of conversation: turn-taking, story-telling, idiom, intonation
  • Schemata theory
  • Teaching techniques: narrative principle, reformulation, frameworks
  • Setting up situational roleplays: visuals for context, realia, motivation gap, hidden agendas
  • Video input
  • Common scenarios: travel, entertainment, conference-going, downtime

Module 17: Needs Analysis, Course Planning and Evaluation

  • Needs, wants, lacks
  • Competence and performance
  • Learning Goals: S.M.A.R.T.E.R.
  • Krashen's input hypothesis x 10
  • Working styles according to professional sector
  • Approaches to needs analysis: questionnaire, interview, metaplan®, lotus blossom®, menu etc.
  • Video case study of a needs analysis interview
  • Target situation analysis (TSA)
  • Learning preferences
  • Instructional design: stolen syllabus, prioritised checklist, cyclic, targeted build
  • Training cycles

Tr_course outline.doc /Printable file of course outline./

3. Training Methodology & Training materials

General Character of the Course: Input and Reflection

The English UK / Trinity Cert IBET is a relatively short intensive extension course for practising English language teachers, at least some of whom will have little or no previous experience of teaching Business English. Within the constraints of this very comprehensive 50-hour programme, therefore, it is intended that many of the sessions will be somewhat input-driven and take the form of:

  • interactive lecture
  • open discussion
  • pyramid discussion
  • demonstration
  • materials try-out and feedback

However, as can be seen from the list above, even within an input-driven syllabus, there is ample ongoing opportunity for reflection and exchange of ideas between participants. The objective throughout the course is that participants should feel:

  • that they are being encouraged, but not pressured, into participating as fully as they wish at almost any stage of the programme
  • that they can learn from the wide range of experience and cultural background in the group
  • that the programme, though already mapped out in detail, is to a certain extent flexible to their interests and needs insofar as these can be negotiated within the group
  • that they are getting value for money in terms of input including a substantial take-home file and CD of materials they can use in their own classes
    o participants get a thick file of handouts,
    o a 500MB CD with full colour master copies of classroom materials
    o a 5GB DVD of video clips for classroom use.

 

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Applicant Selection Criteria
To be accepted onto the course native speaker applicants should normally have as a minimum:
• a first degree from a recognised institute of higher education (bachelor's level)
• minimum a preliminary qualification in teaching English as a foreign language (eg. Trinity College London's CertTESOL, Cambridge ESOL's CELTA, or a university PGCE in EFL)
• at least one years' experience teaching English (not necessarily Business English) constituting a minimum of 15 hours per week over a 32-week period.
• Previous experience of around 4o hours of teaching business English is also considered desirable but is not essential.

Non-native speaker teachers should normally have as a minimum:
• a first degree from a recognised institute of higher education in English and / or
• fluency in both spoken and written English to Cambridge Proficiency level
• at least one years' experience teaching English (not necessarily Business English) constituting a minimum of 15 hours per week over a 32-week period.
• Previous experience of around 4o hours of teaching business English is also considered desirable but is not essential.

4. Assessment Procedure, Certificate

Attendance and Participation
English UK / Trinity College London do not stipulate that participants on the Cert IBET should be evaluated during the course itself. Indeed, on a course of such short duration (50hrs) it would be difficult to form a very accurate opinion of the participants' teaching abilities. For the same reason, there is no teaching practice (TP) component to the course.

However, in order to be eligible for the award of English UK / Trinity Cert IBET, participants must:

  • attend 100% of the sessions (barring exceptional circumstances - illness, accidents etc.)
  • participate satisfactorily (in the opinion of the trainer) in tasks and group activities set as an experiential part of the course - materials evaluation and adaptation, simulated communication activities (meetings, phone calls, negotiations, presentations etc.)

Participants who do not fulfil the above requirements may be permitted to complete the course but not take the certificate.

The Written Assignment

Trinity College London and English UK stipulate the following:

“Course asessment will be through the submission of one assignment of between 3,OOO” and 5,OOO words in length. Any words in excess of the limit of 5OOO will not be assessed. Assignments must be submitted within twelve week of the course completion date. Any assignments received after this date will not be marked an course participants will be required to re take a Cert IBET course unless a prior written request for an extension has been agreed between the course provider and English UK. Extensions will only be granted in cases where extenuating circumstances can be demonstrated.”

For more details and examples see: www.trinitycollege.co.uk or www.englishuk.com.

Submitting the course assignment is optional, but the English UK/ Trinity Cert IBET certificate can only be awarded in the case of a sucessful assessment of the assignment of the participant.

Certification fee is 140 pounds payable during the course in the I.L.I. Training office.

Time is allocated during the course and in addition to the 50 contact hours of training to small group tutorials between participants and Mark to discuss questions related to the assignment.

Results, certificates

There are three grades for assignments: distinction, pass or referral. Trinity will send the written evaluation of each assignment to the course provider or I.L.I. Training who will inform each candidate of his/her final result. English UK will send the printed certificates to course provider who will send them on to the candidates.

Referrals

One resubmission is allowed in case the candidate has been referred. A further 12 weeks will be allowed for the resubmission. Candidate must pay 5O pounds as resubmission fee to I.L.I. Training. The highest grade the referred candidate can receive from Trinity for a resubmitted assignment is a pass.

Venue

I.L.I. Training has two bases: one in Mátyás utca in Budapest, near the National Museum, and one in Gödöllő which is by car 20 minutes from the centre of Budapest to the East on the M3 or 20 minutes from the Budapest international airport. The main administrative centre is in Gödöllő (Körösfői utca / street 2.), which is about 20 km east of Budapest, along the motorway M3. If you come from the airport it takes 20 minutes by car to get to us.

About Gödöllő see information on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godollo.

The Grassalkovich Palace, Sissy`s favourite residence in Gödöllő.

Sissy palace
Sissy's palace

The English UK / Trinity Cert IBET course is held in Gödöllő in our spacious training room. The training centre is: quiet (important for such an intensive course) with a large garden, a swimming pool and a forest nearby. Some of the simulation sessions are usually held in the garden.There is a library of about 6OOO books related to language teaching and free internet access (wifi) which is available all over the school territory, in the training rooms and in the garden as well for your convenience, especially if you bring your own laptop.

The training room
The training room
Negotiation simulation in the garden
Negotiation simulation in the garden
Groupwork in the garden
Groupwork in the garden

There is free coffee, tea (inc. fresh herb teas from I.L.I. Training’s garden), biscuits and cakes during the coffee breaks as well as free wine and snacks during the social programmes (Welcome party, Mark’s Shakespeare Evening, Andrew’s Storytelling Evening, etc.)

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Break in the garden

There are a variety of restaurants, pubs, shops, banks and medical services nearby. Julia and Andrew, the owners and directors of I.L.I. Training and office colleagues are always on hand to deal with any needs you might have which they can respond to.


You can relax in the breaks in our huge shady garden with flowers, trees & bushes, you can swim or dip into in the swimming pool and there is a beautiful park & forest within 2OO meters. There are all the services you may need on hand within walking distance.

I.L.I. Training`s front garden
I.L.I. Training`s front garden
I.L.I. Training`s back garden with the swimming pool in the back
I.L.I. Training`s back garden with the swimming pool in the back

But why in Hungary?

Why not? I think we all accept these days that modern communications mean that we can live and work in many places. But there are some particular reasons for making Hungary an attractive place to hold the English UK / Trinity Cert IBET course. Many past participants on the English UK / LCCI CertTEB or Trinity Cert IBET courses have taken the opportunity of seeing Hungary and staying on for a few days afterwards (or before the course started).
We can help you to do that if you wish (See ideas for touring in Budapest /Hungary under the Links section.).

Whatever your interests we can try to advise you.
Professional interests? Meeting Hungarian business community? Visiting language schools?
Cultural interests? The museums, galleries, opera, concerts, ballets, architecture, etc.!
Self-indulgent interests? Restaurants and wonderful spas to wallow in!


Prices!

We have learned that it is misleading to say that life in Hungary is inexpensive. In some ways it is and some ways it isn't. People coming from Western Europe find that the restaurant prices are half or less for the quality of food and drinks which are served. On the other hand, some imported goods may be as expensive as anywhere else.
But visitors do tend to feel that life here, for them, is not expensive. And that is partly why we are able to make our fee for the course the lowest in the world for the quality of the service we offer.

Social evenings, cultural programmes

   

I.L.I. Training will offer a Welcome Party with free wine and snack for you on the first evening of the course.

The main aim of the course is to complete the stipulated 50 hours as intensively and effectively as possible because most of our participants find it easier if the course can be completed within eight days. There is not, therefore, much time for social and cultural programmes during the course. However, one evening, Mark shares his delight in Shakespeare's work with us by acting a number of selected sonnets, extracts from Shakespeare's magnificent plays as well as commenting on them.

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Mark Powell and Ivan Illesfalvi acting out an extract from Midsummer Night`s Dream
Shakespeare sonnet
Mark reciting a Shakespearean sonnet

Andrew, who is a professional storyteller, tells a selection of stories relevant to business one evening. He gives out copies of some of the stories.

Andrew Wright`s Storytelling Evening…with Lidia
Andrew Wright`s Storytelling Evening…with Lidia

We will serve you free drinks, including wine from the wine cellars of some famous Hungarian wine producers as well as snacks during both of these events.

We will also organise four optional afternoon/ evening social programmes:

  1. a visit to the Baroque Grassalkovich Palace of Gödöllő where Sissy spent a lot of her years with her children,
  2. wine tasting in a traditional Hungarian wine cellar in the famous old Buda (the medieval part Budapest on top of the Buda Hill) where we will have dinner as well. After dinner we can take a stroll in the old medieval Buda, enjoying the wonderful view as well as the ambience of the old town.
  3. Budapest is rich in cultural events throughout the year. We will offer to organise a visit to the Opera, to a ballet, or to a concert if participants are interested. (We will use minibus service at a reduced rate so the transfer to these programs will be within 3O-4O minutes.)
  4. Farewell party with dinner & drinks, dancing.

Free professional afternoon / evening workshops

On top of the 50 hours I.L.I. Training will offer you extra professional talks/ workshops which are optional to attend

  1. The use of Metaphors & Stories in Business by Andrew Wright,
  2. IT & Web2 Applications in Busienss English Teaching & Training
  3. Our favourite websites for the teaching of business English & ESP (by course participants)

Hungary is a culturally rich country!
We strongly suggest that participants who want to experience Hungarian culture should come a few days earlier or stay on after the course and devote themselves in this way to the many rich experiences which Hungary and its great capital offer: river trips, visits to old Buda, the thermal baths, healthcare treatments, the museums, the theatres, opera, ballet, dance, concerts, folklore programmes, wine tasting, etc. I.L.I. Training can help to provide the information you need to organise this socio-cultural experience.

Some participants in previous English UK/LCCI CertTEB or Trinity Cert IBET courses have come early or stayed on for a few days afterwards in order to have a look at aspects of Hungarian life and culture.
Some have gone on cycling expeditions along the Danube or into the hills, others have just wandered around the many fascinating museums and others have gone further afield to have wine tasting tours while others have chosen to sit in hot spa waters and enjoy health treatments (Hungary is just about the best country in Europe for its range and its inexpensive spas!)

I.L.I. Training staff are delighted to: get hold of the latest information on events, opening hours, book and fetch tickets and so on when asked to do so by participants.
I.L.I. Training is not a travel agency as you realise but we are willing to help you to plan and arrange some extra days and programmes for you if you would like us to do so.
We can help you to find accommodation, to book tickets for events and tours, etc.
If we do make arrangements we have to charge you a nominal fee but it is absolutely not in our plan to make this a profit making part of our work.
In any case you might like to make the arrangements yourself and we will do our best to supply you with the email addresses and websites, telephone and fax numbers you will need to do this. Then we are not involved at all. (See some useful tourist information under "Links".)

Course feedback, opinion of past participants

(Mark Powell and I.L.I. Training used to run the English UK/ LCCI cert TEB as well as LCCI/ARELS CertTEB courses. In 2OO8 the English UK / Trinity Cert IBET course replaced the former English UK/LCCI CertTEB courses. So our feedback refers to those previous business English teacher training courses mark Powell and I.L.I. Training ran together.)

"I had a splendid week I'll never forget in Gödöllő: Mark Powell's LCCI course as perfect edutainment!" (Victoria-Maria Kohoutek, Vienna, July 2003)

"Mark Powell as a teacher trainer surpassed all my expectations which were already very high because he has an excellent reputation in Austria. You go home after 50 hours of intensive and entertaining training with an abundance of ideas and loads of useful, immediately applicable material for your courses. Finally, I'd like really stress that I enjoyed the international atmosphere of the LCCI-ARELS CertTEB course in Gödöllő." (Susanne Wurm, University of Vienna, July 2003)

"Although I've been attending courses for years now, I have really enjoyed this one almost every hour of it. I must admit that it is not easy to impress me, but Mark really did." (August 2003)

"This has been the most applicable, relevant and interesting teacher training course I have ever attended!" (August 2003)

Superb tutors!
Most inspiring!
Mark Powell not only shares an incredible number of ideas but he makes you think differently!
I wasn't bored for one minute. Mark's ideas were brilliant but so was his humour!
So many fresh ideas to do familiar things!
So many handouts which can be used immediately on Monday!
The atmosphere at I.L.I. Training is so pleasant, relaxed and helpful that it makes you want to come back as soon as possible.
I greatly appreciated the fact that we could use your beautiful garden! (August 2003)
Accommodation was comfortable and close

General comments by participants about the English UK / LCCI CertTEB run by Mark Powell at I.L.I. Training

/The participants gave us permission to include their names & email address in case you would like to write to them about the course./

1 My expectations were very high, but they were more than met. Thank you so much Mark. (Birgitt Hoffmann, Germany Familie.JHoffmann@T-Online.de )

2 Great group dynamics, entertaining evening programme, best class trainer with a jam packed programme of new ideas.
(Miles Parker, Germany milesparker04101@yahoo.com)

3 A whole new world has been opened up and the courage to explore it and the tools to effectively work in it generously, inspirationally and professionally given to me by our trainer, Mark Powell. Thank you.
(Liz Braun, Germany lizandjohannes@hotmail.com)

4 Business English is rapidly growing area and Mark Powell presents a very comprehensive course covering a wide range of topics in a very professional and humorous manner. International Languages Institute provides a very supportive team.
Highly recommended for teachers and trainers who want to expand their horizons.
(Alan Clark, Germany alanhenriette@surfeu.de)

5 Thank you Mark – I now know where I am going – I’m the modern Alice!
(Marise Lehto, Finland marise.lehto@trainer.aacglobal.com)

6 A superbly planned and executed course! I suppose it’s possible to have a better trainer and programme but I really cannot begin to imagine how. An experienced seminar provider myself, I’m truly astounded by how well the course was done. Thank you so much Mark, Julia and Andrew!
(Kees Garman, Turkey Kayleigh_garman@hotmail.com)

7 Thank God my Knowledge Acquisition Device is still functioning properly. It helps me become a well-skilled homo pedagogicus. Thanx, Mark.
(Iván Illésfalvi, Hungary illesfalvi@yahoo.com.au)

8 People with a ‘pocketed’ background in teaching Business English acquire a valuable ‘big’ picture from this course: an over-view of the whole branch of teaching. This was at least as important for me as the abundance of teaching material we were given.
(Judy Pink Megas, Greece pink@the.forthnet.gr)

9 The course inspired me tremendously. I have acquired the tools and experience needed to meet the challenge of teaching Business English. Thanks a million.
(Connie Michalik, Germany conniemichalik@aol.com)

10 My original pragmatic needs were transformed during this course into a great interest for the background research and knowledge.
(Angela Bauer-Seekings, Germany bauer_seekings@t-online.de)

11 You inspired me to do more and become more, dream more and learn more. This course was inspiration, motivation, excitement and a pinch of creativity.
Plus two forms without final comments.
(Adelina Andrasescu, Romania adeleinaeda@yahoo.com)

Thanks
“THANK YOU, MARK!”
(At the Farewell Party.)