Use this series of 10 Conversations as a guideline to start everyday conversations at work.

These guidelines are meant to help you feel less nervous when speaking in public, as well as more confident about expressing yourself.

We focus on an English that is simple but correct. Watch as de Funès and Bourville use simple English or Plain English and how easy it is to understand or to misunderstand...

Follow their example, but make sure to prepare to avoid any awkward situation!


Follow Frederic as he improves his spoken English in 10 phone conversations during which he explains his adventures in the workplace.

Frederic introduces himself to his colleagues and business associates during a business meeting. To prepare, Frederic adapted those sentences to his own needs.

Frederic’s employer is organizing an event so that candidates can meet with in-house consultants and discuss the benefits of working at XYZ. Frederic reports.

Frederic explains the nature and the state of a project he is working on to his colleagues. He easily does so by adjusting those short sentences to his needs.

Frederic learns how to make clear and concise phone calls. To do so, Frederic clarifies details and uses the appropriate tone and formulation.

Frederic is not feeling well today and struggles with English to explain how he feels. Frederic also talks about his perception of how his colleagues look at him.

Frederic is half-way through his English course. He needs to have the remaining sessions scheduled so he can get organized.

Making light conversations is the art of diplomacy around the coffee machine. But what to talk about beyond sports and the weather?

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