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Follow and learn from Rahim and Sabine's challenges using business English at work.
Our business English mentor, Conor, is ready to provide tips and tricks on how to overcome some tricky workplace challenges!

Talking on the job Babbel

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Follow and learn from Rahim and Sabine's challenges using business English at work.
Our business English mentor, Conor, is ready to provide tips and tricks on how to overcome some tricky workplace challenges!

    S1E4 - Trying to connect

    S1E4 - Trying to connect

    Sabine leads her first online job interview but it doesn’t start off well!
    The trainee candidate, Mason, is really nervous. Can Sabine put him at ease and lead a successful interview? Also, if you wanna read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/talking-on-the-job-s1e4

    Key vocabulary:

    on mute - your computer microphone is turned off
    to put sb. at ease - to help someone feel relaxed
    to be nervous - feeling unsure or worried
    remote interview - online or virtual interview
    traineeship - a trainee position

    • 8 min
    S1E3 - Horror Hotel

    S1E3 - Horror Hotel

    Rahim needs to complain about a poor hotel conference experience.
    The finger food was stale and the equipment was faulty. Can Rahim negotiate some compensation for his company? Also, if you wanna read along, you can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/talking-on-the-job-s1e3

    Learn more in the Babbel lesson - “Business English: Competencies - Course 8: Negotiation”: https://bit.ly/business-english-negotiation

    You can follow this link to the book mentioned in the podcast - “Getting to Yes!” by Roger Fisher and William Ury: https://bit.ly/book-getting-to-yes

    Key vocabulary:
    dongle - a portable internet modem
    canapés - bite-sized snacks
    discount - a deduction from the usual cost
    faulty - having faults or defects

    • 8 min
    S1E2 - Timezone Tango

    S1E2 - Timezone Tango

    Rahim is challenged with international colleagues not showing up for meetings.
    Rahim needs Conor’s help to present some suggestions on how to work asynchronously in a glocal company without sacrificing cross-team collaboration. And don’t just listen, read along! You can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/talking-on-the-job-s1e2

    Key vocabulary:

    glocal - having both local and global considerations
    asynchronous - not happening at the same time
    remote work/working remotely - work outside of a traditional office environment
    cross-team collaboration - employees from different teams work towards the same goal

    Additional links:
    TED talk on remote work: https://bit.ly/3l8MKbS
    TED talk on being connected, but alone: https://bit.ly/3nsRtZ1

    • 9 min
    S1E1 - Stuck for Words

    S1E1 - Stuck for Words

    Rahim is giving a presentation on 3D printing, when suddenly his mind goes blank.
    Can Rahim make use of Conor's advice to get unstuck? Let’s find out! And don’t just listen, read along! You can find the transcript for this episode here: https://bit.ly/talking-on-the-job-s1e1

    Key vocabulary:

    outsource - to pay another company to do the work for you
    prototype - the first example of something
    paraphrase - to repeat something using different words

    • 8 min
    S1E0 - Trailer

    S1E0 - Trailer

    Follow and learn from Rahim and Sabine's challenges using business English at work.
    Our business English mentor, Conor, is ready to provide tips and tricks on how to overcome some tricky workplace challenges! And don’t just listen, read along! You can find the transcript for this podcast here: https://bit.ly/talking-on-the-job-s1e0

    • 2 min

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