Building English Skills for the Workplace

Digitally-Facilitating relevant English Communication Practice

Facilitated by Magmasoft Pte Ltd

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Who is it for

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Location

  1. 145 Lorong Ah Soo #06-145, Hougang, SG, Singapore View Map

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Premise

Globalization has opened up a world of opportunities. Are your key employees maximizing their opportunity to build confidence and capability for relevant workplace communication? Join a learning circle to practice and develop communication skills on a regular & continuing basis with each other and a international facilitator.

Description

A research study conducted in 2015 by Pamela Rausch, named The Relationship between English Speaking and Writing Proficiency and Its Implications for Instruction, gives us interesting details about the connection between writing and speaking.

English language learners can master everyday conversational language with moderate effort. However, they struggle to master the syntax and vocabulary needed for academic writing. They lack argumentative skills in the language they are learning.

This research showed that if the learners have skills to produce academic language in writing, they can transfer the argumentative skills to language speaking skills. Since writing is a slower process than speaking, you have more time to think how to use the words properly. With time and practice, you’ll get faster. As you’re getting better, it will be easier for you to translate those skills to your speaking practice. Your English speaking skills will improve by leaps and bounds!

With writing, you’re paying attention to several things at once:

1. Ideas
2. Organization
3. Word choice
4. Authentic voice
5. Sentence structure
6. Grammar and spelling

You’ll be a fluent speaker in the English language when you pay attention to all above-listed aspects (minus the spelling) without getting confused through your speech. You’ll come to that point when things come naturally to you. The more you write, the sooner you’ll experience such progress.

Learning circles are an effective framework for Digital Organization Development. Learning circles owe its origin to Study Circles from Sweden. Some of the core principles include equality of participants, facilitated learning not training, a collaborative and not competitive environment and balancing knowledge acquisition with social communication.

Key Learnings

  • To build a habit of regular practice in English

  • To enhance Listening, Reading & Writing skills, the foundation for good Speaking skills

  • To effectively share your opinion on relevant business topics and themes

  • To participate and appreciate collective learning

  • To maximize productivity for learning at the workplace

Pre-requisites

> PC, laptop, tablet, mobile device (with a keyboard helpful)
> Internet access 45-60 minutes of available time daily for 2-4 days per week
> Skills level (basic, intermediate, advance)

Format

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Topics and agenda

  • 1. A Warm Welcome

    Digital On boarding | 15 Minutes

    Get all participants on board and do a bit of practice

    To achieve a sense of comfort in our digitally-blended learning environment


  • 2. Setting the context

    Contextualizing | 15 Minutes

    A series of poll questions to set the context from the manager's perspective

    Gaining clarity on the why


  • 3. How it works

    Getting started | 20 Minutes

    Overview on the 6 daily steps includes the overall schedule

    Getting familiarized


  • 4. Roles and responsibilities

    Setting the expectations | 15 Minutes

    An overview on the expectations, roles and responsibilities of our stakeholders

    Knowing our role and expectations


  • 5. Principles and concepts

    Knowing the background | 15 Minutes

    A set of concepts and principles for your learning circle

    Having clarity on the background for all stakeholders


  • 6. Practice Learning (I)

    Practice |

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 1

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 7. Practice Learning (II)

    Practice |

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 2

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 8. Practice Learning (III)

    Practice |

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 3

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 9. Practice Learning (IV)

    Practice |

    Daily Practice field for creating and sharing your opinion for week 4

    Creating, appreciating, curating and sharing digital content


  • 10. Review and reflection

    Giving feedback | 30 Minutes

    A place to share your thoughts, ideas and feedback on the learning experience

    To review, reflect and share


  • 11. Background

    Information sharing | 10 Minutes

    Information on learning circles, our teacher-facilitators and about us

    To gain additional clarity


Professionals

Prashant Jain
CEO, Entrepreneur, Chief Architect Learning Circles

PJ is the Chief Architect of Learning Circles and creator of Wiztango.com a Digital Facilitation Technology Platform for Content Originators. He is an American with a global background as an entrepreneur in technology and education management.

In 2002, he founded and for fourteen years successfully managed an in-residence corporate university for Japanese employees of Hitachi Corp, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Yokogawa, Panasonic and 30 global Japanese corporations. The Singapore-based company achieved $8.9M revenue at its peak and had 1,000 Japanese graduates from 25 global-skill development programs.

In the past 25 years, PJ has had pioneering leadership roles in the digital transformation of multiple industries including Pre-Press (Israeli-based Scitex Corp), Photography (Boston-based Leaf Technologies), Printing (Dutch-based Indigo Corp) and Advertising (Boston-based Engage Technologies)


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Magmasoft Pte Ltd

We are supported by the Lifelong Learning Council and Skills Future Singapore to pilot 'Singapore Learning Circles' a national initiative on community based learning featuring 'by the community with the community.'

We collaborate with practitioners from all backgrounds to play an active role in shaping the culture of lifelong learning in Singapore!

As part of the initiative, we assist practitioners to create a digitally-blended learning experience through learning circles.