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Developing effective communication and cooperation skills are an essential part of every relationship, affecting everything from our professional development to our personal social interactions. Whether verbally or nonverbally, through writing or visual imagery, it’s important to understand how we share information, ideas and emotions with others.

From our dedicated Macmillan Dictionary Pragmatics series on expressions to our latest lessons on sharing stories in a Business English context, these resources are designed to help you communicate effectively.

Bbeyondeyond: Recognise non-verbal communication

Did you know that 85% of our message is communicated through body language? Watch the video and get your students talking about how we communicate feelings in different situations with this accompanying Beyond activity card on non-verbal communication.

 

 

open-mindOpen Mind: Digital Communication

Effective communication is also about keeping sensitive information secure. In this lesson from Open Mind, students consider digital privacy and data protection, as well as practising writing persuasive emails.

 

 

 

incompany3In Company 3.0: Telling stories

Telling stories can be an invaluable tool in business, to maintain conversations and foster positive relationships, as demonstrated in this sample lesson from In Company 3.0. Featuring three audio tracks as well as teacher’s notes from the pre-intermediate level of the course, this lesson explores the development of communication skills through telling short stories and anecdotes.




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Developing effective communication and cooperation skills are an essential part of every relationship, affecting everything from our professional development to our personal social interactions. Whether verbally or nonverbally, through writing or visual imagery, it’s important to understand how we share information, ideas and emotions with others.

From our dedicated Macmillan Dictionary Pragmatics series on expressions to our latest lessons on developing dialogue and written skills, this month’s resources are designed to help you communicate and cooperate.

Beyond

 

Beyond is a six-level course for teenagers with a focus on  developing strong linguistic skills as well as wider life skills including  self-awareness, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and  cooperation. More details here.

 

 

 

Featured Quotes

“I’m a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they’re interested in.” – Bill Gates

“Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” – Charles Dickens

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