English for Human Resource Management, focused exclusively on your goals. 

Our English for Human Resource Management course is delivered one to one by a highly experienced member of the Professional English Centre team. Personalised to meet your needs, the course will provide you with the English language skills you need to perform confidently and clearly in a variety of HRM contexts such as personnel & recruitment, appraisals & performance management, internal communications and staff development.  

By the end of the course you will be able to: 

  • Understand and use a wider range of HR vocabulary
  • Communicate more confidently about HR issues 
  • Speak more accurately, fluently and appropriately 

Choose to study online or in our Professional English Centre, which has panoramic views across the London skyline and is reserved exclusively for our professional clients. You also receive numerous centre benefits, including a full needs analysis, and a social programme for professionals.  

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This course is ideal for HR professionals who want to improve their English ability in areas of HR management, including the recruitment process, salaries and benefits and problem-solving. This course is suitable for intermediate level speakers (B1 – C1). Find out more about English language levels. 


Topics may include: 

  • Recruitment, including interviewing techniques and writing job advertisements and descriptions 
  • Employment law 
  • Job satisfaction 
  • Restructuring and managing change 
  • Downsizing issues 
  • Organisation and leadership 
  • Training  
  • Reward and remuneration 
  • Disciplinary and complaints procedures 
  • Appraisals (performance reviews) 
  • Working conditions 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Industrial relations 

 You will also look at key language skills such as: 

  • Spoken communication including meetings, negotiations, telephoning skills, presentations 
  • Written communication – emails, reports, formal letters 
  • Social English – hosting visits, meeting and greeting 

*By the end of the course, you will be better able to…   


Spoken Interaction   

  • Discuss HR issues in meetings in order to agree on an action plan 
  • Negotiate agreements on matters of dispute 
  • Be diplomatic in conversations on sensitive matters  
  • Check and clarify information  and opinions exchanged 


Spoken Production   

  • Present information, plans and results clearly and fluently 
  • Express yourself clearly and without ambiguity 
  • Explain and give instructions clearly 
  • Speak in a manner easy to understand 



  • Listen and understand the main points of a variety of dialogues on HR related issues 
  • Understand detail and data    
  • Understand a variety of relevant accents of English
  • Follow the main points of a presentation or interview  



  • Write HR specific material including job advertisements and descriptions 
  • Write reports on meetings and proposals  
  • Write summaries of data and information with supporting evidence    
  • Write clear emails formally and informally 



  • Read a variety of text types for detailed information  
  • Improve your gist reading skills in order to understand content 
  • Decode meaning and conclusion in formal reports  
  • Skim reading for specific information 


 Life Skills    

  • Set learning goals and plan your personal progress   
  • Apply study skills and strategies after your course ends applicable to your workplace 

*Some course outcomes may vary depending on your starting level of English and personal learning goals. 


  • Use of the Professional English Centre facilities and complimentary refreshments  
  • Full needs analysis to design a course that suits you 
  • All clients receive a personal assessment, regular progress checks and language coaching 
  • All clients receive a certificate and can add the course to their CV to boost their employability 
  • All course materials  
  • Opportunities to network with other clients at the centre  
  • Networking events throughout your course to expand your network 
  • End-of-course report, with CEFR level assessment, on request 

See the full list of Professional English Centre benefits here 

This course can be taken face to face or online. Choose from:  

One week intensive 09:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday 


Two week semi-intensive 09:00 – 12:00 OR 13:00 – 16:00 Monday to Friday 

View the sample timetable here

When taken as a semi-intensive course it can be combined with a morning Business English 15 group course.  

The course content will be adapted and personalised to your needs but please download the sample timetable for more information.  


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  2. Personal details
  3. Transfer
  4. Accommodation
  5. Insurance
  6. Confirm & pay

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