" Ian McMaster "

  • “Making a confident start”

    Making a good impression in a job interview is only the first step. For some, integrating into a new work environment can be the biggest challenge; a challenge made all the more daunting when it’s an international workplace. In an interview with SprachenNetz, Editor-in-chief of Business Spotlight Ian McMaster and Timothy Phillips, National Geographic Learning’s Germany […]


  • Wirtschaftsenglisch: THE ART OF SMALL TALK

    German-speakers often feel that they have more problems with the softer, social side of using English at work than with goal-orientated aspects of business, such as giving presentations, meetings or negotiating. In particular, making small talk with business partners can cause difficulties. A few simple tips can help. Make, don’t have! Semantics first. In English, […]


  • Language training in companies: why, when, who and how?

    English will help make its speakers and those countries which invest in it richer. This is the economic rationale given by Dr David Graddol, Director of The English Company (UK) Ltd. But as the extraordinary growth in learning English continues around the world, and language skills become increasingly important for businesses and organisations in the […]


  • Languages & Business Forum: in conversation with Ian McMaster and Timothy Phillips

    The Languages & Business Forum promises to be one of the most original events taking place in connection with ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2013. Its facilitators, Tim Phillips and Ian McMaster, have thrown ordinary conference formats to the four winds, and come up with a programme that promises to be provocative, engaging, stimulating and diverse. With […]


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