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Cutting Edge English at Work Series
Program length: 302:00

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series consists of 20 groundbreaking programs that combine psychology, linguistics and instructional design, and engage learners using:

  • Amusing situations
  • Entertaining characters
  • Interesting conversations
  • Authentic language
  • Strong storylines
  • High quality production
  • Practical graded activities.

Language Learning Methodology

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series promotes communication and language competence by building the desire and motivation to learn and the confidence to try. Confidence in learning and using English leads to successful communication.

Language and instructional design for the Cutting Edge English at Work Series by Linguistics expert Dr. Fran Byrnes and Psychologist Eve Ash. Have fun learning English as it is really spoken!

Each installment of the Cutting Edge English at Work Series is chaptered into 5 sections:

1. Language Functions

Explores how we do things with language such as apologizing, agreeing, comparing, giving reasons, explaining, asking etc.

2. Grammar

Looks at key elements of grammar and syntax, such as: tenses, comparatives, modals, questions, gerunds, conditionals and more.

3. Idioms

Explains common idiomatic expressions that on-English speakers often find confusing.

4. Vocabulary

Helps increase word knowledge by highlighting challenging vocabulary in everyday conversations.

5. Pronunciation

Provides help with English sounds and rhythms for those new to the language.

The Cutting Edge English at Work Series was created by psychologist Eve Ash and linguistics expert Dr. Fran Byrnes. This Australian produced training was filmed on location in the United States, and focuses on the following topics (for more information, please click on any title listed below):

  1. Greeting and Introducing
  2. Saying Where People Are
  3. Describing People
  4. Asking Questions
  5. Saying What’s Needed
  6. Giving Reasons
  7. Describing Feelings
  8. Making Suggestions
  9. Talking about Rules
  10. Communicating Feedback
  11. Complaining and Criticizing
  12. Clarifying and Explaining
  13. Agreeing and Disagreeing
  14. Discussing Responsibilities
  15. Giving Warnings
  16. Expressing Ideas and Attitudes
  17. Apologizing
  18. Encouraging Others
  19. Comparing and Contrasting
  20. Considering Options

Languages Available (sold separately): English


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